NCsoft and Carbine Studios Unveil WildStar

WildStar is a future fantasy MMO that's been in development for four years. Check out the cinematic trailer and screenshots!

NCsoft and Carbine Studios unveiled their new project at Gamescom today! It's a future fantasy MMO called WildStar where players can make their mark as Explorers, Soldiers, Scientists or Settlers and lay claim to a mysterious planet called Nexus on the edge of known space. Here are some details on the four paths:

  • Explorers are rewarded for climbing high mountains and revealing hidden caverns.
  • Soldiers earn rank and glory conquering hordes of enemies.
  • Scientists collect the darkest secrets of the planet to unearth the story behind the Eldan disappearance.
  • Settlers build a new life on an extraordinary world.

The game boasts a unique art style, which can be seen in the cinematic trailer below and in the screenshots in our gallery. Head over to the new WildStar site to sign up for the beta and keep reading after the jump for more details on the game, including its immersive Momentum Mechanics system. No release date has been announced.

UPDATE: Details have been released on the three confirmed races and classes in the Gamescom demo. There's also some gameplay footage at the link!

WildStar's Features

Immersive World, Extraordinary Style:
Discover a world deeply layered with mystery and challenges – a world brought to life with unforgettable and unique visuals.

Player Paths:
Decide not only who your character is, but also why he or she is coming to Nexus. Going beyond the choices of character race and class, your path defines your character’s motivation – and unlocks unique content catered to your preferred playstyle.

Momentum Mechanics:
Our world of high adventure and daring action is brought to life through Momentum Mechanics which immerses players in a world stacked with content, challenges and rewards. Players do not simply quest or fight a monster – they stake their claim on the world in a manner of their choosing and are rewarded for making bold advances towards packs of enemies. Storylines, mini-challenges, surprise events and a reactive world all layer on top of each other to create an immersive experience that rewards players for playing the way they want to play.

Epic Mystery:

WildStar’s grand story continues past the level cap, with elder game content that captures the best elements of the greatest RPGs. Players embark on an epic tale with memorable characters and gripping conflicts whose story continues episodically into the future.


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" had to go and touch it"
# Aug 17 2011 at 9:15 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
That.... Was so Epic!!!! i have NEVER laughed so hard at an MMO's teaser trailer, and the description of the game actually has me quite interested. If the writing on the trailer continues through the game, god **** that's going to be a fun game to play.

"shut up and kill something." XDDDD

Edited, Aug 17th 2011 11:47am by Fllnfalcon
" had to go and touch it"
# Aug 17 2011 at 11:18 AM Rating: Decent
170 posts
That trailer is great. Infact it is so good, I would rather see a movie or tv show instead. Not to be mean but there is no way game play will live up to that trailer in an MMO. A single player rpg where they can control the story, maybe.

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" had to go and touch it"
# Aug 17 2011 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
7 posts
eh i think there's a way to pull it off. The game play would have the be pretty action oriented though, and quests pretty cinimatic. They would have to pretty much do what bioware is trying to do with SWTOR.
Okay ...
# Aug 17 2011 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
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That ... was freakin' AWESOME. The voice acting - HILARIOUS! I'm going to have to check this one out. Yup.
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