What happens when you take a 2D side-scrolling beat-em up and transform it into an online game? Dungeon Fighter Online happens, and its open beta happens to kick off tomorrow.
Nexon America's latest addition mixes arcade action with RPG levelling, allowing players to step into the role of a Fighter, Gunner, Priest, Mage,or Slayer to beat the living hell out of anything that moves; even each other. The open beta launches tomorrow, allowing all comers to sign up at http://dungeonfighter.nexon.net/ and get a piece of the 2D brawling action.
"Video game fighting has never been so fun in an online environment," said Min Kim, Vice President of Marketing for Nexon America. "Dungeon Fighter Online is like a Molotov cocktail of fun, mixing the fast and furious action of arcade fighting games with an online community and the customisation features found in role-playing games."
I got a chance to play a little Dungeon Fighter Online at PAX earlier this month, and for a free-to-play 2D online title it's rather sweet. Traversing dungeons works just like any other side-scrolling beat-em up you've encountered, only with a bar full of powers and attacks like you might find in an MMO. I even got to take on another convention-goer on PVP, which was extremely entertaining, though I did win both rounds so my perception might be a little skewed.