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NCsoft announces Master X Master, a tag-team "action MOBA"

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NCsoft has announced a new “action MOBA” called Master X Master, which will give players control of not just one but two characters, who can be swapped, tag-team style, during fights. The game has actually been in beta testing for awhile in South Korea, according to Polygon, but was just recently confirmed for release in the West.

The Master X Master lineup will feature 30 characters, some taken from existing NCsoft games like Blade & Soul and Guild Wars 2, and others who are entirely new. The many possible pairings opens up “a new level of strategy and tactics not seen in other MOBAs” in both the PvP modes and the co-op Story mode, which supports a more action-RPG style of play for up to four players. Players will also have greater control over their characters than in traditional MOBAs, including the ability to jump and dodge attacks—hence the “action MOBA” designation.

NCsoft hasn't announced a payment model for Master X Master as of yet, but it's slated to come out in North America and Europe sometime in the second half of 2016. Find out more at playmxm.com.

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Andy Chalk
Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.