Sandbox Interactive's latest alpha trailer delivers a humorous illustration of how the gameplay can abruptly change with a simple costume switch. Players have different abilities, including gathering and fighting, depending on their outfits. The trailer's point is that it's important to identify what a player is wearing for his or her capabilities, but also that it's vital not to assume that's the only outfit they own.
You can check out the short trailer and the full press release after the jump!
[Source: Sandbox Interactive press release]
YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR IN ALBION ONLINE
Heavy Metal Meets Classic Violin In Explosive Conclusion
Sandbox Interactive today unveils the newest alpha test teaser video for their upcoming cross-platform Sandbox MMO, Albion Online. Reinforcing the idea of "You Are What You Wear", the newest video shows off how changing your outfit can change your entire way of playing the game! Players can view the full video and sign up for the upcoming closed beta test at Albion Online.
An idyllic day, and our hero is prancing about in little but boots, a cape, and a sturdy loincloth. But not far away, two villains are slaughtering bunnies, squirrels, and other quaint woodland creatures by the dozen. Then, a fateful moment: all three meet on a bridge. Then our hero changes to his combat equipment and promptly blows away both villains in one spell! Teehee~
"Players will quickly need to learn that they cannot judge a player's capabilities solely by what they're wearing now," said Yasmine, the Sanbox Interactive Community Manager. "Because equipment dictates what a player is capable of, assuming someone wearing simple farming gear is not a powerful player can be, as the video shows, quite a costly mistake!"
Albion Online is the first true cross-platform MMO, running on different devices including Windows, iOS and Android at the same time and in the same world! All platforms will have the same gaming experience, with both PVE and PVP action, which the video shows off in real time to give players a deeper understanding of how the singular game experience is played no matter what device you're using. You'll never know if your opponent is on a PC or an iPad!
Albion Online will go into beta in early 2014.