PerBlue recently updated their Parallel Kingdom Age of Exploration website, providing updated screenshots as well as a release date: October 31.

A recent blog post by PerBlue CEO Justin Beck tells the latest:

Today we have some exciting news. On October 31st, 2008 the Parallel Kingdom Age of Exploration will be released! This is the first of many ages to come. This age will be a free beta that will run on any iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android Handset device. Parallel Kingdom uses location-based features to place the virtual world over the real world, where you can kill creatures, collect gold, and destroy your friends. We hope you enjoy this age, and look forward to many ages to come.

Parallel Kingdom is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)--or as PerBlue describes it, a mobile multiplayer trans-reality game (MMTRG)--that overlays the real world with a location-based game world, allowing the most humble neighborhood street to host the mightiest of towered citadels that must be breached for loot.  It holds the promise of turning the daily commute into a bold adventure and we expect it to be a hot download when it appears in the App Store.

More screenshots can be seen at the Parallel Kingdom website.

Stay tuned for more information on this title as well as a full review once it makes its debut in the App Store.

  • mek

    how does this work on ipod touches without a agps reciever
    esp. without wifi

  • mek

    how does this work on ipod touches without a agps reciever
    esp. without wifi

  • http://www.blakespot.com blakespot

    @mek: It uses cell tower + WiFi triangulation, like the Maps app does.

  • http://www.blakespot.com blakespot

    @mek: It uses cell tower + WiFi triangulation, like the Maps app does.

  • Adisah

    This is going to be amazing, after a couple of months because a lot of people are going to jump into this and people are going to be battling just about everywhere you go. I hope they spread this across as many platforms as they can because this could be the next big thing. They could do this in all games, imagine playing a game like GunBound (courtesy http://gunbound.ijji.com/) with the people near you instead of waiting around trying to get into lobbies.

  • Adisah

    This is going to be amazing, after a couple of months because a lot of people are going to jump into this and people are going to be battling just about everywhere you go. I hope they spread this across as many platforms as they can because this could be the next big thing. They could do this in all games, imagine playing a game like GunBound (courtesy http://gunbound.ijji.com/) with the people near you instead of waiting around trying to get into lobbies.

  • justin

    I think this kind of game has some serious potential but I think this one looks really stupid. Just my opinion though.

  • justin

    I think this kind of game has some serious potential but I think this one looks really stupid. Just my opinion though.

  • Nagromme

    Part of me hopes it succeeds, but another part of me can't help but enjoy visions of how it could all go comically awry.

  • Nagromme

    Part of me hopes it succeeds, but another part of me can't help but enjoy visions of how it could all go comically awry.

  • NotYou

    This could be bad for me. I have a tendency to get threatened to be banned from online games for bad mouthing people. I'm not a bad sport, honestly, I just think it's funny.
    The whole location based thing could make this really interesting, though.

  • NotYou

    This could be bad for me. I have a tendency to get threatened to be banned from online games for bad mouthing people. I'm not a bad sport, honestly, I just think it's funny.
    The whole location based thing could make this really interesting, though.

  • Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    "It uses cell tower + WiFi triangulation, like the Maps app does."

    That function NEVER works for me. I try to use it on Google Maps, and always get a message telling me it can't do it. Is it because I am in the UK?

  • Barry Ward (aka wastedyuthe)

    "It uses cell tower + WiFi triangulation, like the Maps app does."

    That function NEVER works for me. I try to use it on Google Maps, and always get a message telling me it can't do it. Is it because I am in the UK?

  • norwegian fingers

    ..must..not..play such games.. They tend to take too much time.

  • norwegian fingers

    ..must..not..play such games.. They tend to take too much time.

  • bragor

    Yes its one of the MMTRG's family very great game like iTycoon, Wifi Army and Vitruve Project...

    more info http://www.mmtrg.com & fr

    ++

  • bragor

    Yes its one of the MMTRG's family very great game like iTycoon, Wifi Army and Vitruve Project...

    more info http://www.mmtrg.com & fr

    ++

  • Noah

    @Barry: Um. Yes.

  • Noah

    @Barry: Um. Yes.

  • Wabaam

    graphics look so-so, but it sounds like it will be very fun!!!!!!

  • Wabaam

    graphics look so-so, but it sounds like it will be very fun!!!!!!

  • Karl

    Just found out today it won't be available outside the US. Due to "legal reasons."

  • Karl

    Just found out today it won't be available outside the US. Due to "legal reasons."

  • Xelivo

    Ya I am so hyped for this game does any one know when this game will be available in Canada can someone please help thx so much

  • Xelivo

    Ya I am so hyped for this game does any one know when this game will be available in Canada can someone please help thx so much

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