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Learn more about Tera at Gamescom, see new screenshots here

Posted by: Chuck at 8/18/2010 12:27 AM
Tera is one of the more interesting MMO's coming to market in that it's actually an action focused MMO rather than something that's purely stat based or as they call it "Skill beats math".  This means that those people who are actually good at the game will have something of a chance against the all-day players who never see the sun.  Well at least something of a chance at least.

If you're at Gamescom this week be sure to stop by their booth and check out the new dungeon raid that they are showing off during the show.  The goal is to show how this new system works and why teamwork is so crucial to the game.  For those of you who aren't going to Cologne these shiny new screenshots will have to do.



En Masse Entertainment to Unveil New Gameplay for Heralded Action MMORPG TERA at Upcoming gamescom Trade Fair

First True Action MMORPG Will Take Players Deeper Into the World of TERA at gamescom 2010



SEATTLE – 17 August 2010 – En Masse Entertainment™, a new breed of game publisher specializing in delivering world-class online properties to new audiences, announced new TERA features will be demoed at gamescom 2010 in Cologne, Germany. The En Masse team will showcase a full dungeon crawl for the first time as well as new story details from the game’s rich lore, encounters with new creatures and monsters, information about quests, and exposition of group tactics, offering a glimpse at the rich story and gameplay satisfying depth that lurks below TERA’s stunning visuals and viscerally satisfying combat experience.



“Players have responded to the fast-paced action of TERA’s dynamic combat system,” said Dr. Jae-Heon Yang, CEO, En Masse Entertainment. “Now we are excited to delve beyond engaging gameplay experiences and reveal more of TERA’s details and richness. These threads create the compelling tapestry players will experience in TERA.”



In the game’s first-ever demonstrated dungeon crawl, players at gamescom will venture underground, learning more about the game's rich lore and backstory, and what drives the numerous races to work with and against each other. Employing the game’s unique action-based combat system, coordinated party tactics, and strategic item use, a small but brave band of adventurers will undertake a daring quest culminating in a heroic battle against the Bolkanus Destroyer, a terrifying creature summoned by dark cannibal magic to wreak destruction. The Destroyer is only a hint of the true evil lurking in the world of TERA.



In TERA, players master their destiny in a richly detailed game world with a pioneering dynamic combat system. Individual player actions can transform the balance of power in a world where old rivalries are erased, and disparate races must form a common federation to stave off destruction by marauding monsters and warring gods. Currently in development for the PC by Bluehole Studio™, TERA will launch in Korea in 2010, and North America and Europe in 2011.



En Masse will demo live gameplay of TERA at gamescom 2010 in Cologne, Germany from August 18–22 in Hall 4.2, Booth J-020. For press and players unable to attend gamescom, a new trailer will be released at the show revealing new lore details.