Chrono Odyssey Concept Art
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Chrono Odyssey showcases combat in new gameplay trailer

Anyone else getting Souls-like vibes?

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In early April, South Korean developer Npixel started posting a piece of concept art each day on their Twitter showing off their upcoming open-world action MMO Chrono Odyssey. Now they have released their first-ever gameplay trailer for the new title, and wow, it’s looking pretty epic so far.

Built from the ground up using Unreal Engine 5, Chrono Odyssey takes place in the vast open-world wilderness of Setera. According to producer Samuel Seo via a post on Playstation Blog, the world of Setera will feature a living and breathing environment that transforms with dynamic weather and seasons. Based on the video it looks like there will be plenty to explore within its massive world.

The combat system looks pretty incredible, albeit ambitious for an MMO. Unlike most titles in the genre that utilize tab-targeting mechanics, the game utilizes a real-time action combat system. The game will have six distinct classes: Swordsman, Ranger, Sorcerer, Paladin, Berserker, and Assassin

Overall the action on display in this trailer gave me heavy Dark Souls vibes, which could be a lot of fun to experience in an MMO. If I had to compare what we’re seeing here to an existing game in the genre, I’d say it looks most similar to Black Desert Online which also has similarly fast-paced action.

Manipulate time and space

Furthermore, a unique feature of the game will be the “Chronotector” system. A force called “Chrono” will be a big part of the storyline and also allow players to manipulate time and space in combat. Teamwork also seems to be a big part of the game. In the trailer several scenes depicted large-scale battles in which hundreds of players took on a single colossal enemy.

We still have a ton of questions about the game but this first gameplay trailer is certainly promising. Last year the game had a target release date of 2023, but we’re not sure if that’s still the case. The game looks quite polished at this point so hopefully we will now get more information over the coming months.

Npixel has confirmed Chrono Odyssey will launch on PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X|S.


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