Nexon Shows Off Dragon Hound's New Mounted Combat At G-STAR 2018
Dragon Hound, formally known as “Project DH” was first announced two years ago back at G-STAR 2016. At G-STAR 2018, Nexon took the stage and opted to show off gameplay footage of the upcoming monster hunting ARPG. Dragon Hound is being built on Unreal Engine 4 and is being developed by the team behind the popular Vindictus action MMO, DevCat. The main selling point of Dragon Hound is the fact that they incorporate mounted combat – something not traditionally found in MMOs.
What is G-STAR?
G-Star is a large South Korean game show convention that takes place every year, bringing both Korean and overseas game developers together to showcase their latest titles.
The gameplay footage that players are shown appears to be tutorial-level gameplay set in a futuristic steampunk styled fantasy world with large mechanical turrets and weaponry mounted onto horses, taking on giant, overgrown beasts. Players participating in the preview can be seen hunting various kinds of dragons with huge gatling guns and cannons. From what was shown at G-STAR 2018, it appears as though combat focuses primarily at long-range – with both players and enemies alike attacking from a distance.