Panzar, a free-to-play fantasy MMO, has launched across Europe with fully localized content for English, German and French. The game features the usual races at war with four available at launch – Dwarves, Orcs, Elves, and Humans. Standard elements like character progression and experience-based levelling are also present but Panzar is not your traditional MMORPG. Instead the game focuses on team based matches with a heavy player vs. player component.
Created by Moscow-based Panzar Studio, Panzar first appeared in April 2012, when it was released in Russian open beta. During its first year, Panzar managed to attract over a million players making the Russian launch a resounding success. Panzar Studio is now hoping to grow the game even more by launching across Europe.
Panzar is powered by the mighty CryEngine 3 graphics engine and offers stunningly detailed battles in lush landscapes. Each race features two unique classes and the core gameplay revolves around easy-to-learn mechanics with complex character advancement.
Teams of ten players are pitted against one another in four different game modes: clashing for Domination of strategic locations, playing King of the Hill for keeps, putting the enemies under Siege, or using Blitz tactics to retrieve a priceless artefact.
EF will be bringing you more on Panzar over the coming weeks including a full review. For now check out the cinematic trailer and screenshots or visit the official Panzer website to setup an account.