R2Games just announced the imminent beginning of the alpha test for their upcoming beat ’em up MMORPG, Blade Hunter. The test will begin on Thursday, December 12th at 10:00 AM EST, so sign up at the official website if you miss games like Dungeon Fighter Online.
Set in a vibrant fantasy world, Blade Hunter fuses classic side-scrolling beat ’em up gameplay with modern MMORPG features. Alpha players will take one of three unique classes – Knight, Rogue, and Valkyrie – into battle, each with an arsenal of powerful abilities. Thanks to time-tested combat mechanics, players of all skill levels will be able to execute aerial combos on a wide array of enemies, including screen-spanning bosses inspired by myth and legend.
While Blade Hunter can be enjoyed solo, and each hero can gather and equip a group of independent companions, players that form parties and Guilds will gain the strength to take on any challenge. The most determined players will unlock Bladesouls, spirits of war that can change the course of any encounter, from time-limited multiplayer events to ranked cross-server PvP duels.