This is a translation of Neptune' Oct. 08th (KST) press release. Nimble Neuron (CEO, Nam Seok Kim, Shin Cheol Jung), a subsidiary company of Neptune (CEO, Jeong Wook), announced that on the 11th (KST), they will have a 3rd open Alpha test of their self-developed PC game, ‘Black Survival: Eternal Return’. Taking place in the parallel game world, ‘Black Survival: Eternal Return’ is the 3D PC version of the 2D graphic, 1st generation mobile battle royale, ‘Black Survival’. The player must survive on a mysterious island called “Lumia” to be the last one standing. This test will be the first one to open in Asia, North American, and Europe servers, and the focus of this test will be based on the server stability, testing new characters and new functions, and collecting playtest data. On the open alpha testing, Nimble Neuron commented, “Ever since the beginning, we’ve continued to develop the game through feedback from our discord community. Through many tests, we want to show that we’re implementing the feedback we receive from our community to create a game where we can really communicate with our users. ” The players that partake in the upcoming alpha test will be listed in the game credits. Through the official community discord, a player may receive the game key to partake in the 3rd alpha testing. ‘Black Survival: Eternal Return’ will be released as an Early Access through Steam in early 2020, and the next test is scheduled for late November.
Login Store Community Support Change language View desktop website Black Survival: Eternal Return Fend for yourself and defeat other survivors in unique and exciting top-down Survival Battle Royale gameplay. Become your favorite character and outlast your opponents by combining your wits and strategy with searching and item crafting to become the ultimate survivor. All Reviews: No user reviews Release Date: To Be Announced Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested This game is not yet available on Steam About This Game You will be able to play with characters like the rookie cop Aya, the serial killer Jackie, the bike gangleader Magnus, the expert huntress Nadine, and many more. Each character offers a unique variety of gameplay -- There's close-ranged melee, long-ranged, tanky, agile, crafty, quick-attacking, sniping, and many other types that you can choose from in order to match your own style. Your main goal is to be the last one standing. Your choices will lead you to your end. You can play an intense game of hide and seek during the battle; hiding to avoid your demise and killing when you feel ready to do so. You can decide to focus on hunting wild animals to grow stronger. You can focus on searching and crafting ultimate equipment that will match your character’s strategy. You can set traps and prepare ambushes to cleanly dispose of your enemies. Whatever you decide, make sure it leads you to victory. There are a wide range of items to search for, collect, and craft that will help you survive on Lumia Island. You can craft the best weapons and armor that fit your character, or make food, beverages, and tools that might tip the scales in your favor when facing enemies. Move around Lumia Island to hunt down the other 14 players. Just be careful when running into savage wild animals, especially at night, or stepping into a restricted area where your life counter will hit 0, and your death will be swift and painless. Lumia is a dangerous place to be... There is no easy answer to remaining the last and only survivor. Your skills, knowledge, and tactics will be your only hope for surviving until the end... Make your choices... and let there be glory to the pawns who reach the end of despair... System Requirements Minimum: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2. 5 GHz Memory: 2 GB RAM Graphics: Nvidia 9xxx / ATI 2xxx DirectX: Version 11 Network: Broadband Internet connection Storage: 5 GB available space Recommended: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Processor: Intel i7 Memory: 4 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 / AMD Radeon R9 280X DirectX: Version 11 Network: Broadband Internet connection Storage: 5 GB available space Additional Notes: Installing the game on an SSD improves loading times. ⓒ2019 Nimbleneuron Corp. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Black Survival and Black Survival: Eternal Return are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of Nimbleneuron Corp. There are no reviews for this product You can write your own review for this product to share your experience with the community. Use the area above the purchase buttons on this page to write your review.
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UPDATE 1/30/2020: Black Survival: Eternal Return has yet to finalize a release date, and is planning to launch a 5th alpha test period within the next month or two.
Black Survival is opening a new chapter. Black Survival: Eternal Return will be the game's first official expansion since its release on February 5th, 2016. Eternal Return will be available for PC.
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Black Survival combines real-time survival gameplay with item and material crafting akin to the MOBA and RPG genres. This eclectic array of gaming elements are contained in a small, dark map on a mysterious island called Lumia. Ten players fight in the ever-shrinking map to survive in a Battle Royale style winner-take-all competition. Black Survival: Eternal Return is the 3D PC version of its 2D graphic, 1st generation mobile predecessor. In addition to adding the third dimension, player size has also been increased by a third. Instead of the previous cap of ten, a total of fifteen players will spawn into Lumia in a survival deathmatch higher stakes and thicker competition than previously seen in Black Survival.
Nimble Neuron, the subsidiary of Neptune who developed Black Survival, has held open alpha and beta tests. It is planned for there to be one more test period in November before the game's release at the end of January 2020.
The Calm Before the Storm
Black Survival: Eternal Return opens up with the familiar ominous, piano driven cadence that has graced the menu since the game's original launch. Unfortunately, the clarity of the optics does not match the famialirity of the audible. Black Survival wouldn't be Black Survival with a Fortnite color palette, but the monochrome tones of the menu only reinforce the confusion caused by the SinglePlayer vs. AI mode's difficulty pop out menu. Because the pop out menu appears directly over the game mode, obstructing it from view, it almost looks as if the menu is for the mode that is NOT selected. This leads to a confusing loop that is enforced by the lack of contrast throughout the menu and its various contents. In addition, the syntax of the langauge utilized in menus both in and out of game in BS: ER is not always accurate, which can be initially confusing. For example, the menu button used to craft a new item out of other items materials or objects states "Crafting" implying an in-progress transaction, when it should say "Craft" as the button serves the purpose of triggering the action of the craft.
While these types of mistakes are often fixed before a game's release, they are worth noting as they could cause confusion in the next round of public testing should any grammatical errors remain unratified.
BS:ER starts with six playable characters, each with varying stats for Attack, Armor, HP, and Stamina. Attack and Armor decide how much damage you deal and receive in combat, HP is the total amount of health your character has, and Stamina is the 'mana' of the game, utilized as a secondary resource for special abilities. Because of the expanded 3D, PC-housed confines of Eternal Return, the scope of character abilities, as well as the total amount of abilities a character can have, is far more expansive. Jackie Quilt is a serial killer from the U. K. whose weapon of preference is a chainsaw. Suzuki Aya is a Japanese police officer with an authentic passion for justice and a tragic family background. Indonesian archer Nadine was proclaimed dead, but was raised by wild animals as the only srivvor of an accident. Magnus, the leader of USA motorcycle gang LATHAM, also brings his braun to Eternal Survivor at the game's onset.
However, no character is quite as striking as HyunWoo. The young man with no ambitions, hopes or dreams rushes into battle with little to no weapons or garments, brawling with his hands and feet to fill the void inside of him. Hyungwoo's kit also includes abilities that allow him to run headlong into the enemy in a reckless tackle to lower their defenses or stomp on his enemy for big circular damage.
Unfortunately, Fiora leaves the most to be desired of the six characters available at the beginning of BS:ER. The French fencer hones her craft as a way to prove herself to her father in a recognition-seeking act of rebellion. However, League of Legends players will roll their eyes at another french fencer of the same name as The Grand Duelist, and while Fiora's gameplay isn't inherently problematic or dysfunctional in any major way, she simply leaves a lot to be desired in all aspects. There are four greyed out blank character portrait squares on the character select screen as well, implying at least four more Black Survival experiments will be joining Eternal Return's starting six.
The average game of Black Survival: Eternal Return goes something like this: 1. Select a zone on the island to began leveling up by slaying monsters and looting 2. Decide on your item core and utilize the minimap to find the required materials for crafting. 3. Choose the spells you want to specialize in to transition into the mid-game. 4. Survive the mid-game by either staying out of trouble and crafting or chasing low HP players. The Crafting mechanic is one of Black Survival: Eternal Return's hidden gems. The versatility and customization in how one can spec out their item build, weapons, clothing, and gear provides endless possibilites of approaches to each character. However, crafting is a process requiring investment of time to search for components, and the game's pace isn't necessarily going to allow a complete item build, so being decisive and knowing how to play to your strengths is crucial.
As the list of the living thins ou and the late-game begins., the map will also shrink, with certain zones becoming off-limit zones that deal damage before killing you immediately if the threat level of the area is to raise. Players' first death by exploding in a threat zone may come as a surprise as the danger is not properly indicated in the lack of intensity of both optic and audible queues relatively to the stark, bonechilling nature that is Black Survival's bread and butter. The standard battle royale gameplay experience is highlighted by bright, engaging environments, fast-paced combat, and large groups of competitiors fighting for the last surviving spot. However, Lumia's stark, hushed, and dense space is more reminiscent of Resident Evil than a soaring skydive from a flying blue bus. BS:ER boasts a genre-splice that puts a new spin on multiple popular types of games by taking the most compatible aspects of them all and optimizing them into one.
Black Survival: Eternal Return has more than a few nuts and bolts to tighten before being released at the end of next January. Outside of any unintentional mistakes, other adjustments that could be made would be giving other materials their own respective minimap icons instead of marking them all with the branch icon. The material icons could also be slightly smaller relative to the minimap, and the minimap size need not dwarf the rest of the HUD to the degree that is currently visible. Despite its imperfections, Black Survival: Eternal Return's basic building blocks of competitive gamplay is coupled PERFECTLY with the massive amounts of customization in all facets of the game. The dynamic options for characters, builds, and tactical approaches could also lend itself to opportunities for new game modes or formats. Black Survival: Eternal Return feels good to play, the animations are seamless, the scope of the game is not overwhelming at first impression, and and the skill floor is low but the ceiling is high. Those planning to be a part of the experiemnt on Lumia can pick up BS:ER as early as January 31st, 2020 on Android, IOS, and PC.