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More Japanese MMO love; Angel Senki announced, Famitsu gives Uncharted Waters 36/40

Submitted by on Sunday, 17 May 20093 Comments

Angel SenkiWhile the west are yet to experience any MMO PS3 affection, news broke this week that Q Entertainment will expand on their success with Angel Love Online and create a new PC/PS3 MMO entitled Angel Senki.

For the uninitiated, Angel Love Online is a 2D MMO available only in South East Asia. Free-to-play, the game makes its money through item-based transactions and is extremely popular in Japan and the home country of its developer – UserJoy Technology – Taiwan.

Much akin to its stable mate Angel Love Online, apart from the free-to-play aspect, Angel Senki will also allow PC and PS3 gamers to play on the same server. Though the PC version is still not out yet, a closed beta is imminent and the PS3 version is earmarked for a launch some time in the fall.

With Famitsu giving Uncharted Waters Online, KOEI’s maritime themed MMO and available for the PS3, an astounding 36/40 this month, we are finally seeing the much heralded advent of the MMO genre on the PS3 console. Unfortunately, so far, all of these arrivals have been for the east, a market that has traditionally gravitated towards this particular type of game.

When will the west get its first PS3 MMO? We’re not sure. We wouldn’t even hazard a guess as to which game it might be. Could it be DC Universe Online? The Agency perhaps? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Oh, and of course we couldn’t just leave that Japanese word hanging there, all untranslated and teasing you. “Senki” means “military history” in Japanese. What this might suggest for the theme or plot of the game – we’ll leave that up to your imagination.