Dungeon Fighter Overkill 2024 Release Date? Closed Beta? Open Beta?
Back in 2018 there were 2 Anime MMOs on everyone’s minds: Blue Protocol, and Project BBQ. In 2019, there were 3, with the inclusion of Tower of Fantasy.
Tower of Fantasy was a fun game but due to poor handling, let a lot of players down. Amazon Game Studios have upset players with Blue Protocol after announcing there would be some censorship involved in the full release.
And while I have a dedicated video coming on Project BBQ with some info I guarantee you haven’t heard ANYWHERE else, Dungeon Fighter Overkill kinda.. came outta nowhere, years after the “big 3” were announced and took many players by surprise.
This is a gorgeous Anime MMO – not a Gacha game – set within the larger Dungeon Fighter Online universe. Taking what its predecessor did well, and perfecting it, presenting us with one of the only true MMOs of its kind.
And we have a 4 minute trailer, showcasing everything we have to look forward to in the game.
So let’s take a look.
Dungeon Fighter Overkill, much like its predecessor, is a very different type of MMO to what we’re traditionally used to.
The game features a largely side-scrolling perspective, allowing you to navigate horizontally and slightly vertically, but from what we’ve seen in the trailer, also features some over-the-shoulder 3rd-person gameplay.
This might be exclusively in towns, but is the first time a Dungeon Fighter title isn’t limited to a horizontal type of movement.
Overkill is set within the same universe and world as Dungeon Fighter Online, taking place 14 years before the events of the main Dungeon Fighter Online game, and almost 800 years after the events of Project BBQ – which again I’ll be covering with some exclusive news in just a couple days.
The upcoming MMO is under development from the same studio that has been in charge of Dungeon Fighter Online and Dungeon Fighter Duel: Neople. Neople have continued to demonstrate that they understand what players want in the form of video games, and I’m excited to see where they take Overkill.
The combat – which is honestly the main appeal of the game looks as though it’s even flashier and more impactful than in DFO, with special effects and abilities literally taking up the entire screen. So it’s like you’re playing a Shounen Anime.
To appeal to the largest audience, Neople did confirm that Overkill will be launching on to PC, but they are contemplating full cross-platform functionality in the future between PC, console and mobile. However, each version will be built with their own platform in mind.
This is not a mobile MMO. It is built for PC, and will be expanded to console, and mobile separately, at an undisclosed date, and likely won’t be plagued by the poor business model polluting the mobile MMO market. But we’ll have to wait and see if that’s the case.
Honestly, I’m very excited for Dungeon Fighter Overkill. It’s a beautiful looking game with stunning character models and could make DFO relevant again.
It’s unconfirmed if the game is launching in 2024, but it’s a good bet to assume we’ll be able to play it in some form of test phase next year. It will also likely be fully free to play.