Battle pet companions added to MMO Arcane Legends

3:02 PM, Sep 20, 2012   |    comments
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MMO 'Arcane Legends' from Spacetime Studios.

Arcane Legends, the upcoming swords-and-sorcery/action-adventure title from mobile MMO maker Spacetime Studios, is getting a new pet system designed to significantly deepens the game's combat mechanics and character development. 

In the world of Arlor, the setting for Arcane Legends, players will collect a stable full of magical and ferocious pets to aid in their adventures.  These powerful companions are not just cosmetic collectibles or a trivial side game.  Each pet fills a crucial role by engaging in combat, performing various actions based on their skill sets and granting a unique bonus.  Pets also increase in power as a player progresses through the game. 

Players need to weigh the merits of each pet's combat abilities and bonuses to determine which one fits their play style.  Companions do anything from attacking enemies to party support like buffing allies and gathering loot.  For instance, dragon pets soar around his master, swoop down on enemies and blast them with arcane fire-balls while providing fire-protection.

There will be approximately 40 pets with a wide variety of behaviors and skills at launch.  The development team has stated plans to introduce a steady stream of additional pets in future expansions similar to their live update activities in the other Legends games.

"The inclusion of a meaningful and fully interactive pet system is a major step for the mobile MMO genre," said Gary Gattis, CEO, Spacetime Studios.  "We set out to create an emotional relationship with a significant gameplay mechanic.  In Arcane Legends, pets are a major aspect of the character's identity, growth and capabilities."

The previous Legends titles -- fantasy Pocket Legends, sci-fi Star Legends, and horror Dark Legends -- have been downloaded more than nine million times, making it the world's largest cross-platform mobile/desktop MMO franchise (according to Spacetime Studios).


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