Blue Hole Studios and Korean publisher Hangame have prepared a brand-new TERA trailer for G-Star 2010. Much like last year’s incarnation, this new trailer is presented through stylish and dynamic scenes rather than through direct gameplay. While the original trailer is in Korean, North American publisher En Masse Entertainment has prepared an English version – complete with voice-acting and narration – for western audiences.
The trailer is a cinematic representation of TERA‘s political system. It revolves around a fictional High Elf character and his showdown with a corrupt and tyrannical Exarch. As the protagonist travels about, he is warned of the Exarch’s dark intentions by a Castanic friend and then by a Goddess. Taking up his dual swords, he gives the corrupt and power-hungry leader a taste of TERA‘s warrior class.
While the video is purely cinematic, this is the first time we are presented with actual voice-overs for characters. Alongside the narration, the Castanic woman talks directly to the protagonist, as does the villain and the Goddess. This begs the question: will there be cinematic scenes like this in-game?
Alongside the trailer, En Masse Entertainment has released a summary of the information presented at G-Star 2010. This includes the latest gameplay improvements, details on the PvP system and guild system, and a more fleshed-out explanation of the political system. While the political system was touched on by European publisher Frogster during GamesCom, some of the details regarding elections and offices were ambiguous. Here are a few details from En Masse that relate to politics and to the new trailer:
- Provinces in TERA are lead by Vanarchs
- Vanarchs within a region can run for the office of Exarch
- Political powers include the ability to adjust tax rates, as well as adjust in-game rules and more
- Politicians are also entitled to special privileges, including equipment, mounts and more
Clearly, the villain in the trailer has used his hax political power to summon an army of monsters and take over the world. Or something.
Read all of the G-Star details here, and be sure to check out the trailer and the latest screenshots below!