X-Legend, the studio behind Grand Fantasia and Eden Eternal just revealed a new free MMORPG to be published by Aeria Games, of Scarlet Blade (among others) fame. Revealed during Otakon 2013, Aura Kingdom features a vibrant, colorful anime world.
Players in Aura Kingdom will encounter unique interactive companions that play an integral role in their journey. Far more than simple pets, these companions grow more formidable over the course of the game and gain powerful combat abilities—including joining with the player to initiate spectacular combo attacks. The companions can also go on errands and retain memories of all their adventures, frequently conversing with the player about their past exploits and battles.
Customization is also a major focus of Aura Kingdom, particularly when it comes to player abilities. Players initially choose from one of the eight classes available, but along the way they are able to select a secondary weapon normally wielded by one of the remaining classes. They can also freely choose which skills to power up to suit their play style, and are encouraged to change those skills around frequently in order to meet any challenge they face.
Aura Kingdom will launch simultaneously in both English and French languages, with more languages planned for the future. Watch the teaser trailer and some screenshots below. Sign ups for the beta are already open at the official website.