(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgrxuBrQr0I (/ embed)
Korean gaming giant Nexon has announced its next major title, only it doesn’t have any yet. Project HP may make PC Gamer readers in the UK think of delicious sauces, but it’s actually a medieval-themed PvP combat extravaganza, with gorgeous images (and system requirements to match). The trailer for the previous ad does a lot of harm to emphasize that it shows images within the game and in fact the armor is very bright.
The motto of the HP Project is "On this battlefield, we break and go back up," which refers to a central mechanic by which dying players turn to stone and separate, but players who have had a good performance can summon or become more powerful heroes (the trailer just does not make clear which one).
Nexon will conduct an alpha test of some of the PvP options over the coming months, which includes a 16-on-16 map called "Strife" and a 12-on-12 map called "Advance." The game focuses primarily on melee combat with the weapons you might expect (swords, spears, maces, etc.), but also includes magical abilities.
The HP project is being led by Eunseok Yi, a veteran of the company behind titles that may not sound like many bells to Western readers, but were hugely successful elsewhere: Vindictus (Mabinogi Heroes in Korea) and Durango: Wild Lands. For its part Yi told the Korean dam Inven that "I've prepared you so you can experience the fun and climax on the battlefield in a destructive and engaging world." He also clarified, in case you hadn't noticed the swords and things, that it's all a "brutal action."
The world's first teaser is available for a new PC game AAA, (Project HP (Working Title)), full of brutal action by Eunseok Yi (Director). Http://t.co/1pZrsWBdCshttps: //t.co/T6bMVf5uke #ProjectHPJuly 6, 2021
Nexon repeatedly points out that this is a "triple A premium" PC title that is at the top of the market. So the downside to these images (the teaser is in 4K and 60 FPS) is that the minimum requirements are pretty high, at least in my opinion. The minimum specifications you need are an Intel i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and an Nvidia RTX 2060 or higher.
The official site of the game is here, although scarce in information. There is no release date, although applications for the alpha test are now open until August 6, when it will run for four days. Don’t get too excited and run away from your candidacy – it will be limited to Korean players.