|Jagged Alliance Online announced|
|Posted: 12.08.2011 17:05 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 4|
gamigo and bitComposer have announced at Gamescom Jagged Alliance Online, which is will be a free-to-play, browser-based MMORPG based on the popular tactical strategy-RPG game.
According to the press release, Jagged Alliance veterans will feel right at home with the game, as it will follow the same basic principle as its predecessors. The browser-based MMO will feature the same mixture of tactics, strategy, role-play and management.
As with the classic series, the player takes control of a group of soldiers, commanding them from an isometric perspective to complete tasks in order to earn cash as well as renown. With the accumulated fame and cash, the player can upgrade their merc's equipment and weaponry - and in a nice twist using the MMO environment, players can borrow friends' mercs and even form alliances with other players.
"The Jagged Alliance series is a cult classic and an online version has been on gamigo's wishlist for a while now," said Patrick Streppel, executive board member at gamigo. "So we're all the more excited to have the global rights to this exciting project and will do everything in our power to live up to fans' expectations!"
"We looked very hard for the right partner for this project and we're confident that this partnership lays the foundation for long-lasting cooperation," said Oliver Neupert, CEO of bitComposer Games. "gamigo has many years of experience publishing browser-based online games and thus is the ideal partner for us to ensure a successful international launch of Jagged Alliance Online."
Jagged Alliance Online is due this year, as is a full scale remake of Jagged Alliance 2, Jagged Alliance: Back in Action.