The cat is out of the bag. Revelation Online is definitely coming to the west and the publisher has just revealed itself – it’s no more, no less than My.com, the publisher of some well-known MMO games such as Skyforge, Armored Warfare and the upcoming World of Speed. This brings truth to the tease that the western publisher would be Russian – My.com is the US and European subsidiary of Russian giant Mail.Ru.
The official Revelation Online page is now open and taking sign-ups for the upcoming closed beta, which is planned for fall 2016. In the official FAQ, My.com says about the business model that “We are not ready to reveal the details of our business model just yet”, so while this game is free-to-play in China, the western publisher could still pull some Black Desert Online on us – meaning that they could choose a buy-to-play model, although that seems unlikely considering the success of Skyforge.
Developed by China’s NetEase, Revelation Online is often compared to Blade & Soul and one of the highlights is the flight system. Six classes will be available at launch:
Swordmage: They are focused on powerful magic damage, specializing in area of effect spells. They invest all of their energy in elemental magic, leaving them relatively vulnerable to focused attacks.
Occultist: They deliver a wide variety of attacks, from damage-over-time, to area-of-effect attacks, to those that deal damage while siphoning enemy health. Occultists can directly heal allies, as well.
Gunslinger: With high precise damage they hunt down individual targets from afar or use advanced weaponry for mid-range deterrence. Gunslingers have few control skills and are less effective in melee combat.
Blademaster: Excellent control and escape skills allow Blademasters to cut through wave after wave of enemies. Their heavy reliance on melee attacks leaves them open to range attacks.
SpiritShaper: As summoners and healers they are relatively easy to play and allow for high survivability. They are highly sought after on teams.
Vanguard: These steel walls rely heavily on melee combat, but their chief strength is in surviving battles of attrition, rather than dealing explosive damage.
The Revelation announcement trailer is right below.