Category Archives: Navy Field 2
I hope most people followed by advice about not holding their breath for Navy Field 2. Nexon America has removed the website for the game and I think it’s safe to say that the plans have been cancelled. The game has already had its Japanese service shut down and the European service is struggling and I expect its fate to be similar.
In other news, Extraction has been extremely quiet with a frankly abhorrent lack of communication between the game’s team and those wanting into the closed beta which is ongoing (closed beta site). The teaser site for Deth Bath which was mistakenly launched earlier this year remains offline.
Of course nothing official has come out of Nexon America regarding the company’s service of Navy Field 2 in North America, but here’s my recommendation to those patiently awaiting open beta and official release: don’t hold your breath. I’m not at all saying that you should forget all about the game and that it certainly definitely without a doubt isn’t going to go any further in service (Nexon did say that time would be taken to iron out the multitude of bugs and glitches in the game before the next beta phase) but I am saying that’s what’s very likely.
Navy Field 2 failed in Japan and is now closed in that region and is struggling in Europe where I don’t expect it to last very long. Navy Field 2 has been removed from Nexon America’s main portal, the closed beta did not live up to expectations (from what I’ve heard), no lines of communication between the NF2 team and the community (Facebook, Youtube) have been updated in a while (~6 months) and the website is just sitting there unchanged. The prognosis is very grim.
Nexon Europe today revealed that the open beta for their brand new massively multiplayer online naval real-time strategy game Navy Field 2 will be launched on April 18.
Throughout the period of the Public Evaluation Test, NEXON Europe listened to the extensive feedback from the community and implemented important changes such as a more user friendly tutorial, allowing players to fully understand the Navy Field 2 experience, interface changes to enable a more MMO experience and scaling the game to make it even larger than before.
In Navy Field 2, players will experience impressive naval action with large-scale warfare with up to 64 players in 32 vs. 32 in PvP battles. Players will build their ships to fight for one of four nations, which are Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Japan. With over 170 ships that can be remodeled into 456 different styles; including destroyers, battle cruisers, aircraft carriers, and submarines, the level of customization has been tremendously evolved compared to Navy Field 1. Yet, building a ship with the most fire power will not guarantee to win a battle in Navy Field 2.
“In Navy Field 2, there is no such thing as an unbeatable ship. The game offers a balanced Rock-Paper-Scissors mechanic whereby each vessel has unique strengths and weaknesses. In this balanced environment, players must manage their forces with meticulous strategies to win each battle,” said Kent Jeong, Director at SD EnterNET, the developing studio.
Closed beta applications for the “North American” service of upcoming naval strategy game Navy Field 2 have been opened as publisher Nexon America makes the announcement that the beta phase will begin on March 27. The game will be available for users within North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Israel.
Players will be able to choose between 500 different ships from World War I and World War II to build their own fleets, entering huge engagements of up to 64 players at a time. The ships can also be customized with new weapons and armor.
Players may apply for the closed beta by filling out the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NavyField2ClosedBeta. Check out the teaser at http://navyfield2.nexon.net/.
Los Angeles, CA – (Feb. 6, 2013)– Nexon America has opened its teaser web page for “Navy Field 2,” a multiplayer, online action real-time strategy (RTS) naval warfare game set in World Wars I and II that is planned for release later this year. The “Navy Field 2” teaser page features an exclusive preview trailer and gives players access to the new “Navy Field 2” Facebook and YouTube pages.
The “Navy Field 2”site can be accessed at: http://navyfield2.nexon.net/
“Navy Field 2” offers fast-paced, action intensive naval warfare using the RTS model along with the impressive graphical capabilities of the award-winning Unreal Engine 3. “Navy Field 2” will allow players to turn back the clock and experience historically accurate battles from World Wars I and II including the Battle of Midway and the last battle of the Bismarck.
The game’s multiplayer setting supports engagements of up to 192 ships controlled by 64 players. Playable ships include destroyers, battleships and aircraft carriers that are fully customizable down to their officers, technical equipment and weapons.
“Navy Field 2” will follow Nexon’s business model where players can play for free or purchase items to enhance their in-game experience.
About Nexon America
Nexon America, Inc. is the North American publishing arm of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (TSE: 3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to North American audiences. The company’s growing library of titles includes “MapleStory,” “Mabinogi,” “Combat Arms,” “Dungeon Fighter Online,” “Atlantica Online,” “Vindictus,” “Dragon Nest,” and “Sudden Attack.” The foundation of all Nexon America titles is the microtransaction-based business model, in which users can play the full game for free and can also choose to purchase in-game items to enhance their gaming experience.
About Unreal Engine
Developed by Epic Games, the award-winning Unreal Engine is known for its cutting-edge graphics technology, world-class toolset and scalability across PC, console and mobile platforms. Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for creating high-quality games, applications, training simulations, visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. Powering hundreds of games and integrated with two dozen leading middleware technologies, UE3 holds more than 20 technology awards, including eight Game Developer Front Line Awards and five Develop Industry Excellence Awards. The Unreal Engine also owns a seat in the Front Line Awards Hall of Fame. Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), winner of multiple Best of E3 2012 awards, offers unprecedented graphical capabilities and workflow improvements that provide unparalleled accessibility for developers building the next generation of games and applications. For more information, visithttp://www.unrealengine.com and follow @UnrealEngine.
It was announced last Summer that Nexon would be carrying Navy Field 2 to North America and Europe. The game’s teaser site, inevitably and evidently http://navyfield2.nexon.net/ is now displaying a “coming soon” message when access is attempted.
Nexon Europe launched the Public Evaluation Test for the European service of the game earlier this year.
Navyfield 2: Conqueror of the Ocean is an online game that uses the real-time strategy (RTS) model in a truly innovative way. Similar to the well-known original title, Navyfield, Navyfield2 utilizes the same impressive graphical capabilities of the Unreal Engine 3 engine and supports up to 192 ships controlled by 64 players at a time. Playable ships range from destroyers and submarines to aircraft carriers, and are fully customizable down to their crew and technical equipment. Navyfield2 is a fast-paced, action intensive Naval RTS that utilizes the Unreal Engine 3 to provide historical settings from the time period of World Wars I and II.