Trove, Trion Worlds’ free-to-play, pioneering voxel adventure MMO, will be coming to Chinese gamers in a completely localized form next year, through a just-completed publishing agreement with 360 Games. 360 Games, a leading Chinese game platform and publisher, is working closely with Trion to localize Trove in all respects, building on upcoming improvements to the game as well as a custom content created for the Chinese audience.
The more than 300 million Chinese PC gamers will soon be able to experience Trove’s unique blend of action combat, adventure, collecting, and building. Those who attended ChinaJoy last week were presented with a massive recreation of the Trove voxel world in 360 Games’ enormous booth – complete with life-size voxel dragon and other characters from the game. Trove also received a Most Anticipated Games of the Year accolade from the Panoramic Games Awards at China Joy.
“Trion Worlds is a top-tier developer and publisher in the west, and we’re very pleased to be partnering with them,” said Alex Xu, President of 360 Games. “We chose Trove as one of our first titles for the 360 client game business based on our respect for Trion and our confidence that Trove will be a huge favorite among Chinese gamers. We look forward to a long, successful alliance with Trion.”
“In tandem with our plans to bring Trove to Xbox One™ and PlayStation®4 later this year, bringing the game to the huge PC gaming audience in China is a major step in our continued strategy of taking our games to more of the global gaming audience,” said Scott Hartsman, CEO of Trion Worlds. “360 Games has already proven to be an adept and enthusiastic publishing partner, and their passion for bringing Trove to China has been really inspiring.”
Having just celebrated its first anniversary, Trove is being played by millions of gamers from more than 100 countries every month, and has inspired creativity in numerous novel ways. Thousands of weapons, mounts, costumes and other collectible items created by players are now in the game, as are dungeons, clubs and other environs forged by Trove’s passionate global audience.
Trove invites players into a universe of endless possibility where action-adventure, collecting, role-playing, and crafting collide. By offering players the power to choose from more than a dozen character classes, battle against others, explore, craft, and create their own adventures, Trove pushes the boundaries of community-created content, featuring procedurally generated worlds that are fully buildable and destructible.
Trove’s first major expansion, Mantle of Power, launched earlier this year, increasing the game’s level cap, improving class progression, adding new worlds and much more. Players can download Trove on PC and Mac for free here.