When Howard Marks announced that he had acquired the Acclaim Games name to get back into the gaming business late last year, it was revealed that the bulk of Acclaim's new titles would be imported games from the Asian market. One game in particular caught Marks' eye--the martial arts-centric 9Dragons, developed by Indy21.
American gamers looking to do some of their own kung-fu fighting online will now get their chance. Acclaim is bringing the PC massively multiplayer online role-playing game 9Dragons to the North American market. The game is currently planned for release later this year.
9Dragons will take place during the Ming Dynasty in China, but, in a Jade Empire-like twist, will be mixed with fantasy elements. Martial arts will be at the core of the gameplay, and several styles will be represented. More details are available at the game's official Web site.
This is the second title announced by the resurgent Acclaim. BOTS, an MMOG featuring robots with interchangeable parts, is currently in closed beta testing.