Most Anticipated MMORPG 2012 – Vote NowPosted 5 February 2012 by Paul Younger
We have just wrapped up our most anticipated RPG vote and with some of this year’s big MMO releases about to go into Beta testing, we have put together out shortlist of most anticipated MMOs for 2012. Some of these we know will be released this year while others are still waiting for a final release date but we think these will be the ones to watch. We have provided information on the titles in our list below so check all that out before casting your vote.
Which of these is your most anticipated 2012 MMORPG? (Pick up to 3)
- Guild Wars 2 (67%, 4,408 Votes)
- World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (23%, 1,479 Votes)
- The Secret World (20%, 1,317 Votes)
- TERA (10%, 680 Votes)
- Neverwinter (4%, 256 Votes)
- Firefall (3%, 218 Votes)
- Planetside 2 (3%, 187 Votes)
- Wildstar (2%, 125 Votes)
- Marvel Heroes (2%, 120 Votes)
Total Voters: 6,554
World of Warcraft Mist of Pandaria
Call it MoP or event the Panda Pack, Blizzard plan to excite fans once again with their latest expansion to the hugely popular MMO. In this installment of the WoW, The Paneran race is introduced along with a new class, the Monk. Also being revamped is the Talent system and there’s even the introduction of Battle Pets. With any luck this expansion will bring some life back to the world’s most popular MMO.
- Release date: 3 May 2012
- Beta Test: Live now
- Further reading: Official site, preview, game info and media
Frogster will be bringing the MMO to the European market and this one differs from most with a no auto-target combat system that is really fun to play. For those you you looking for real power in a virtual world the game introduces a political system where you can rule over your subjects. Nice idea I think you’ll agree.
Guild Wars 2
- Release date: TBC
- Beta Test: March 2012
- Further reading: Official Site, community site, preview, game info and media.
It’s been along time coming and ArenaNet are taking the time to get this sequel right. ArenaNet want this to be “the best MMO ever” and those who have seen it in action have been more than impressed with the work ArenaNet has done on the game so far. With the Beta test just around the corner there is a lot of excitement surrounding the release.
The Secret World
Funcom’s next big MMO is quite different from your regular fantasy MMO fair. Set in modern-day where anything can happen, the game is steeped in folklore and conspiracy theories. It’s trying something new and original with the genre with no classes or levels, and of all the MMOs on our list, we think this could offer something quite different.
SOE are set to reboot the original MMO shooter with a modern remake that should please fans of the action MMO genre. The footage we have seen looks very impressive, and if SOE get this right, it could do brilliantly.
The very stylish looking MMO from Carbine Studios promises adventures in futuristic fantasy universe. The game certainly looks great but there’s not been much too see of the game since it was revealed back in August 2011 at GamesCom.
Cryptic Studios are set bring D&D back with Neverwinter, their free to play MMO which was originally going to be a co-operative multiplayer title but that has now changed. Information on the current iteration of the game is scare but it is expected to be released later this year.
Release date: TBC
Beta Test: TBC
Originally called Marvel Universe Online, the name recently changed to Marvel Heroes. Gazillion Entertainment, who created Marvel Superhero Squad Online, are now at the helm of the superhero MMO. No release date for this one yet but we’ll add it to the pool.
Red 5 Studios’ free to play MMO shooter looks to be shaping up nicely and could so well if action MMO players embrace it when the lengthy Beta test concludes. If you’re looking to to take part in an online campaign set in an open world with character progression then this could be for you.