Wargaming has carved itself a fairly dedicated multiplayer game niche with World of Tanks, World of Warplanes, and World of Warships over the past decade. That being said, the developer revealed that it is still willing to try new things today with the announcement of Wargaming’s latest title – a fantasy action-RPG with MOBA elements called Pagan Online.
As the game’s fairly on the nose title suggests, Pagan Online is a online-focused game that takes place in a world where the pagan gods run rampant. The game pulls from lots of “pre-Christian mythology” but still manages to have a dystopian setting. When it comes to gamplay, the game see players fighting tons of enemies in Action-RPG combat that also takes inspiration from MOBAs, rewarding strategic and clever planning.
Pagan Online is also set to include a “lengthy” single-player mode at launch that will supported just like the game’s multiplayer with new content expansions called Battle Chapters. Pagan Online is being developed alongside Mad Head Games, a lesser-known developer hoping for Pagan Online to be their big break. Outside of that, Mad Head Games Co-Founder and Creative Director Uros Banjesevic seemed very enthusiastic when describing gameplay and how it feels to finally show the game off:
“With Pagan Online we’ve modernized how combat in a top-down action RPG works, taking cues from MOBAs to create something that’s fast-paced, overwhelming with enemies, and super challenging. It’s a thrill to finally be able to share this game, the product of our blood, sweat, and tears, with the world!”
Meanwhile, Wargaming is also using Pagan Online as a chance to reflect upon its past. Product Director Jacob Beucler stated that the current status and mentality of Mad Head Games reminds Wargaming of its early days working on World of Tanks. He also reinforced the fact that Pagan Online shows that Wargaming doesn’t necessarily have to just focus on military-based game.
“Mad Head Games are passionate, talented, and have a ‘go broke’ mentality to do whatever it takes to make their game as awesome as it can be. We’ve taken Mad Head under our wing because this mentality reminds us of the early days at Wargaming when we put everything we had on the line to launch World of Tanks. Pagan Online is one of Wargaming’s most exciting opportunities yet — we’re helping bring these devs’ passion and skill to PC gamers everywhere.”
I guess he “War” part of their studio title can have a lot of interesting connotations, even in fantasy. Pagan Online does look pretty neat from this intial trailer and art, which you can see below, though I’d still want to see more gameplay and try it out for myself before passing final judgment.
Pagan Online is poised to hit PC sometime in 2019, some players can try the game out early by participating in special trails that you can sign up for on the game’s website.