If you live in Europe but haven't heard of a Taiwanese MMORPG called Chinese Hero Online
, chances are you will in the near future thanks to a new agreement between Mail.Ru Games
and Chinese Gamer
. The deal will bring the free-to-play MMO to the European market (and Mail.Ru will also be changing the name to an as-yet undetermined title).
According to a Mail.Ru press release, Chinese Hero Online
is based on the 1980s cult comic series Chinese Hero: Tales of the Blood Sword
by Ma Rongcheng and will place players in 1930s China. Conflict arises thanks to various criminal clans and mafia organizations -- of which the player is a member -- leading to a showdown and eventual migration to the United States.
Gameplay details are scarce, but we'll bring you more info on Chinese Hero Online
as it becomes available.