Posted 30 August

Mercia: Fractured Realms Ventures Into PlayStation Home

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Hi there, Sophia from Lockwood here to tell you about Mercia: Fractured Realms, a beautifully detailed and expansive free-to-play fantasy RPG for PlayStation Home. It offers an experience unlike anything you’ll have come across on the platform before, and we think it’s the closest PlayStation Home has come to a full boxed product title running within its engine.

Offering a compelling, unique story and universe to explore, beautifully realised environments and awesome combat with multiple character, weapon, magic and enemy types, Mercia: Fractured Realms is a truly immersive experience.

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Complete quests or sell items in the Mercian Store to get gold that you can trade for new weapons and consumables. Additionally, new armour packs that you can purchase from the store unlock as you progress. This will make you really stand out as a Ranger, Fighter or Defender, and can also help you identify other players of a similar level to team up with. You can also pick up reward items such as clothing, companions and furniture as you level up.

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The accessible, replayable, cooperative gameplay and wealth of customisations deepen with your commitment, allowing for an enriched experience. Here are some of the game’s key features:

  • Befriend the Guardians who will guide you through the game and give you quests
  • Brave the dungeons to battle gruesome Beetles and savage Lizards
  • Explore the rooms and corridors as you make your way through Mercia: Fractured Realms. You never know what you might find!
  • Pick up drops from enemies, find chests and loot bags – and don’t forget to take your items to the Mercian Store to get some Gold!
  • Choose from Ranger, Fighter or Defender character classes, as well as a wealth of magic and weapon types to play the way you want
  • Level up your character and your Stones to increase your chances of survival and improve your magical abilities
  • Unlock an abundance of rewards, including clothing, companions and furniture
  • Meet up with other Mercians in The Sanctuary and go into battle together!

Lockwood Publishing and Sony Computer Entertainment are excited to bring this unique RPG experience to PlayStation Home. A broken world is in need of heroes; will you rise to the challenge?

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Check out Mercia’s Facebook page for extra content, including developer diaries and concept art; or follow Lockwood on Twitter if that’s more your thing!

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chrisboers 30 August, 2012 @ 2:24 pm   1

Home really has come a long way, looking at this trailer. I played the Uncharted game back then, but this is definitely a big leap forward. This may very well be THE reason to visit Home again.
Would it be possible to have a direct link on the PS3 menu, directly to this game, instead of having to start up Home first?
Any indication on an arrival-date, other than ‘Fall 2012′?

Definitely worth to check out, when it launches! (or does it launch today??)

    Fred Dutton 30 August, 2012 @ 2:37 pm    

    Hey Chris – I do believe this is available as of now. Do check it out!

 
ATIPdante 30 August, 2012 @ 2:36 pm   2

Awsome this is what i love about home! Hope there is a way to see peoples lvls when they are wondering around other home spaces ?

 
Darlo-Richie 30 August, 2012 @ 2:49 pm   3

Hey Fred, I know you don’t have the info we want. But will we get any responses for the store update post from yesterday, people are still waiting for answers, Walking Dead episode 3, I’ve paid my money for this. I expect some sort of answer!

Sorry for being off topic but this getting beyond a joke.

    Fred Dutton 30 August, 2012 @ 3:57 pm    

    Hey there. Walking Dead is in QA and will be on the store in the next few weeks. I’m afraid I can’t be any more specific than that right now, but I will keep you posted.

    Let’s keep this thread on topic please!

 
AoNekoAmaru 30 August, 2012 @ 2:52 pm   4

Really truly glad to see this out in Home~<3

This is going to get me and likely many others to spend a lot more time in Home. =D I am looking forward to see how these realms and their community will evolve further. ;3

 
chrisboers 30 August, 2012 @ 3:13 pm   5

Yup, checked it out, and it is available on Home right now! Thanks Fred!

Retro_1973 30 August, 2012 @ 3:48 pm   6

This game is awesome – well done! I would encourage everyone to give this a try [especially people who have never tried HOME or not visted for a while]. :)

 

nice ( more games like ith ), i go try ith out now
put trophies = even more peopel wil play then i tink
i redownloaded home again to play the game

also good job on fixing ps1 games on vita .

 
Darlo-Richie 30 August, 2012 @ 4:08 pm   8

Sorry off topic again… a few weeks? Thats not what I was expecting I was hoping it would be up ASAP like in a few days, what on earth happenned to delay it by a few weeks, your stupid QA is really angering me now!

 

lol intro in game after 2 min loading = fun + nice game
but u have one big problem in home = wen i need to go to other eria =
more then 10 min + counting = sory
even guild wars using lots of internet trafic but loading far faster

i lost intrest in home
reason 1 = zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz loading stil loading
reason 2 = boaring
new games like fps
+ new rpg are great inprovment but slowly ( to many pers playing ?)

stil waiting fix ith !!! please
gaming = enjoying not geting frustrated by loading screen
stil noting .

always same problems whithh good rpg = also why i not buy diablo 3 on pc .
only online = c;;r::a;;p

 
chrisboers 30 August, 2012 @ 7:40 pm   10

#9: you might want to check your internet connection, as I didn’t suffer from any delay after the first 100 mb download…

 

@10 home = not a problem
games loading = crap
i play guild wars on pc whith no problems .
mi problem = i play when usa = online lots more trafic

i work in nicht play morning 7-12 miday leser trafic in europa
+ some times 3-4 hr afternoon = big diference

friday en sunday lots of trafic to, u then play best after midnicht .

day after i jump in like nothing