Nexon America opened up the official teaser website for the upcoming free-to-play MMORPG Dragon Nest last week, providing us with some of the first details about the game. Essentially Nexon’s cutesy half of action-oriented MMO gaming to the serious looks of Vindictus, Dragon Nest has been described by Massively “a fast and furious dungeon crawler” in a similar vein to Activision Blizzard’s Diablo.
Included in the teaser website are previews of the four character classes, which are Warrior, Archer, Cleric and Sorceress. Each one is desctribed as follows (and these are straight from the teaser site:
- Warrior: The Warrior comes from Ironwood Forest. Legend has it that he was brought to the town as an infant by his mother under mysterious circumstances. Even as a young boy, he was always quick and strong. As he grew, he found himself easily outstripping his peers in the arts of war. In his heart though, he always longed for the truth of his birth and his lineage and now finds himself on a path of personal discovery.
- Archer: The Archer hails from Arendel, the birthplace of all elves. As part of the lifecycle of the elves, she is on a quest for “Telezia”, the realization of her destiny and the discovery of her true name. Should she succeed, she will return in honor to Arendel to enter her “second life”- a transformation into a beautiful tree at the moment of her death. To fail in her quest and die elsewhere means oblivion as she turns into a pitiful mound of dust.
- Cleric: The Cleric spent much of his childhood forgotten and alone. Placed in a brutal boarding school at the behest of his cold and distant father, the Cleric might have become bitter and angry. Instead when he came of age, he entered a monastery of his own free will and learned the disciplines of a highly principled holy man trained to use both mind and body in the service of good.
- Sorceress: Known as a child prodigy among magicians hated and despised by humans, the Sorceress was expected to become the greatest of her kind. Instead of bringing peace and prosperity to the land though, she turned her back on her destiny and lost herself in gambling. Now she battles monsters to collect the gold to pay off her gambling debts while being unaware that destiny is not so easily thwarted.
Also listed on the teaser website is the first developer chat regarding the upcoming game. Dragon Nest is currently slated for release sometime in 2011.