Voyage Century 2
Voyage Century 2 is the sequel to Snail Games' first PC MMORPG Voyage Century which was released in 2004. After 12 years, Voyage Century 2 has been officially announced at ChinaJoy 2016. Unlike Voyage Century that focuses on sea warfare, the sequel adds more sandbox elements in the game so players can play as either an experienced captain, a gunner, a pirate or even a merchant. Besides, there is no main quests in Voyage Century 2, making players feel like they are living in a real voyage world.
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After a friend send me this I searched for it but didn't find anything. Not any infos over the announcment at the ChinaJoy 2016 or on their page or in videos. So I wrote to Snail and I just got this:
Thanks for contacting us. If we have any news about the new game, we will publish it in our snail official website. Please pay attention to our official website: http://games.snail.com/.
Hope you have a good time.
Any ideas? Smells like fake of doom.
Voyage Century 2
To further put a dent in the time table... that announcement was made along with Snails game "Dark and Light" (which is supposedly coming first)... if you explore that game you see they are still saying the release will come in 2017.... so guess that means December 31, 2017??
Using that as a snail time guideline... I'd say VCO 2 would be at least 2 years behind that...
No, i have no real idea but knowing snail and their programmers... meh.
I might take a look at Dark and light though since magic and crafting are or can be involved.
They can't do VCO -# 1 RIGHT , why would VCO #2 be a " thing " ? It is like asking for trouble is it not ?
If you buy a car and the doors fall off and service takes 3 months and they send wrong doors etc...Do you buy another car from same people ?
Suprise ," ME " , I have followed it since they made first announcement .
From what I read this effort is for ANDROID . ( I tried to link but it says " page not available " ) . It may be tablets and phone OS , friendly . Go to SG website and subsribe to to the games portal .
You will get E-mail in Chinese . I had to keep telling my E-mail , they are not " spam " . So look in junk mail if you do not see anything in a couple days after subscribing to " news " .
I can't see beyond " speculation on forum for the game , where they release it in an English version . The title is PC - the PORT will be to Phones and tablets , is the " Speculation part . " Google translate is not as good as asking a Chinese friend to read the info .. So it seems the work and the Goal is for the game to be ready for 2018 . But consider they Run their games and do do in Asia , I can't find any answer that says localization for " other markets " is a plan .
I sent a E-mail asking for more detail and am waiting now 11 days for something other than the " we got your e-mail " auto response .
If you go to forums , it is not very busy . But interest in MMO world and other PC blogs is there for many Snail Games . Including VCO we are playing .
Snail as a game provider list the other version but shows nothing for VCO 2 I can Find .Searching with Google is same .
The 2016 Article mentions 3 games;
Age of Wushu, Dark and Light and VCO 2
Looks like Age of Wushu is up and running... its so new only about 200 players are on it.
Note that snail has 3 similarly named games:
Age of Wushu; The 2nd? version of the game.. client based (PC)
King of Wushu; The 1st? version of the game.. client based Windows and PS4
Age of Wushu-Dynasty; The 1st version? of the game ( They had a 1 yr anniversary) Mobile device game version
all listed here: http://games.snail.com/
King of Wushu and Age of Wushu Dynasty are promoted for kung-fu fighting... and do not seem to include the "gathering, manufacturing, arts and market skills" that are in "Age of Wushu" .. but there is very little description at all for King of Wushu ... the mobile version is better explained but it is hard to find the pages, some is at;
For Wushu Dynasty: http://aowd.snail.com/en/news/2015/1217/1905.html
For Age of Wushu: http://www.ageofwushu.com/material/view/56
***addresses are purposely not linked.
as for "VCO 2" and "Dark and Light"... nothing yet..
The article link to Dark and light: http://2p.com/game/U01765/dark-and-light.htm
Dark and Light "official site": http://www.playdnl.com/ ( its at steam soo probably not really official) but there is a link for early access. and the system requirements are for PC, windows based. (also note the article linked page calls it a buy to play game).
the site: http://2p.com/game/U01765/dark-and-light.htm
has 5 articles on Dark and Light (latest is from 4/27/2017) so I guess the game is progressing.
I was looking for more info..Snail games has not updated their news page since March 2015... that's probably not a good sign.