Today, Citadel Studios announced the official launch date of Legends of Aria, a game we’ve covered in the past. It’s due to release in early access on Steam on August 6th. Billed as a true sandbox in the spirit of Ultima Online or EVE Online, Legends of Aria can be added to one’s Steam wishlist. The team at Citadel Studios is expecting a bit of a landrush for new players to acquire highly-desirable housing plots. They’ve crafted a world that recognizes the differing goals and gameplay styles that allow for both an open-world PVP and also a PVE environment. They’ve also added the Bard as a new playable skillset, said CEO Derek Brinkmann in their press release, adding there were also new armor sets to make crafters more important. There will be a Fresh Start Server at launch so that players who join it are on an equal footing, with an optional premium subscription and cosmetics available in their in-game store.
For a full list of features, go to legendsofaria.com for details. For now, please enjoy the launch trailer.