Just as it was announced, today is the big day for Lineage Eternal, with NCSoft’s reveal of the first Korean closed beta date and new gameplay, all in a new site bursting with info. Closed beta sign-ups are now open and the beta will start on November 30 and end on December 4. This is, of course, a very limited beta and exclusive to Korean players, with no mention whatsoever of the global beta that was unveiled many months ago.
It seems that Lineage Eternal takes place 70 years after the original, with players assuming the role of Eternals. You get to make a team of four Eternals from the existing 13, which were introduced in the poster videos. Judging by the gameplay videos, you control one of the Eternals while the remaining three follow you around as the AI controls them, and you’re free to switch between them anytime. As your Eternal team levels up, you unlock advanced skills.
We have no idea if the mouse-gesture activated skills are still a thing, but considering the lack of info on it, it’s safe to say that the idea was scrapped in favor of faster, more dynamic gameplay. We could be wrong though.
You can see some new gameplay below thanks to Steparu, who went through the trouble of compiling the short gameplay and cinematic clips found on the website. However, a full official Lineage Eternal trailer is going to be released on November 14.