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Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

New World is an online role-playing game where you colonize a fictional land modelled after 1600s colonial America in the Atlantic Ocean. The world is persistent and accommodates 1000s of players to create a living breathing eco-system.

You start by choosing your geographical region and start out playing solo or with real world friends. Your character can be customised before entering the game at level one. As you progress you can team up with up to 5 other players and join factions (Marauders, Syndicate, and Covenant). Using resources to craft items and win battles you gain control over settlements. Azarath is the magical currency in the game. Collecting it gives you more powers and abilities. It makes things both more beautiful and more deadly. There are quests to take on that further develop your abilities, or you can explore the sandbox at your own pace, encountering other players and monsters.

But as well as collecting things and winning battles, how you play will affect how your character develops. There is no class system. Your approach is determined by your skill and equipment. If you want to be the best blacksmith or fighter, you need to put time in practising that activity.

The game's currency is gold coins that can be traded for items they salvage. You need currency to repair equipment after battles as well as purchase better weapons. You can purchase and furnish housing that help you recover as well as travel quickly between properties you own.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 25/05/2021

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World, Role-Playing and Strategy

Developer: @AmznGameStudios

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 40 hours and 50 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play this with 1000 players online.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.

You can purchase optional in-game items with real money.

There are different versions available:
  • Limited Edition New World Steelbook - Collector’s map of Aeternum, Woodsman armor skin. Woodsman hatchet skin. Mastiff house pet. Access to housing unlocks at level 20 in-game. Rock/Paper/Scissors emote set. Rock, Paper, Scissors. New World digital art book. A collection of incredible concept art from the making of New World.
  • New World Deluxe Edition - Woodsman armor skin Woodsman hatchet skin. Mastiff house pet. Access to housing unlocks at level 20 in-game. Rock/Paper/Scissors emote set. New World digital art book. A collection of incredible concept art from the making of New World.
  • New World Standard Edition
You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16 for violence.

ESRB TEEN for Blood and Violence. From a third-person perspective, players explore an open-world environment, gather resources, build shelters, and create weapons to survive. Players use spears, bows, and swords to kill humans and fantasy creatures (e.g., ghosts, skeletons, zombies) in melee-style combat. Large blood-splatter effects occur as characters attack enemies; cries of pain and impact sounds accompany the frenetic combat.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more about system accessibility settings.


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