I don't know how about you guys but I love good ARPG games..and of course, can't wait for Diablo 3.. but it's still pretty far... the earliest possible release date is the end of year 2011. So I just browsed through many websites and was looking for some alternatives which should be released before Diablo 3 release. I was pretty surprised that I found so many ARPG projects. So here is a short list and I would love if you can add any another ARPG game which you know about.
This is reboot of old ARPG game made by flagship studio. Open beta starts at 12. April so you can play this pretty soon. Old Mythos was really good game but reboot is made by eastern company so there is a lot of Asian influence right now. This and fact that graphics is very cartoon like, this game wont be for everyone. Still we can play it pretty soon and could be fun. It's free to play game.
Web, Gameplay, Release trailer
Many people played Torchlight and most people will agree that while Torchlight was decent game, it became repetitive pretty fast. Devs know it so they are trying hard to make Torchlight 2 really great game. They promised overhaul of skill system, they bring back open world and hopefully much more interesting classes. This game should be released sometime in June but they are keeping lot of information under cover. So we will see what it will look like. This game have cartoon graphics so I am not sure how many people will react on it.
Web,Gameplay, 2010 trailer
Path of exile
Not many people know about this game but it looks pretty interesting. Open beta should start very soon according words of developers. Art style of this game is opposite of Mythis and Torchlight. They are trying bring back grim atmosphere like Diablo 1 had. For many this is very interesting, and for many graphics seems bland. So it's matter of opinion. Anyway, they have very different skill system. There are only passives in skill trees and we have to find our active skills and we can modify them with something like runes. Seems pretty interesting. So, if you never heard about that, check it out. It will be free to play game.
web, Walkthrough, Skill system, Trailer
Dungeon Siege 3
I don't know much about this game yet, but it should be released pretty soon. But I know one thing. It's VERY different from DS1 and DS2. You are not controlling group of heroes, combat is much more flashy and it seems there is a lot of influence from eastern market. But still it looks pretty interesting. So if anyone can write about this game, do it
Web, Trailer, Class reveal
This game is made by creators of Titan quest and it looks a lot like Titan Quest. Just in different setting. Not much is revealed about this game. They just released 2 videos and present their vision about this game but at least graphics seems to be in very good shape. Really looking forward what they will show us. I really liked Titan quest. Release date is unknown.
Web, First look, Combat
Another free to play ARPG. But again, we don't know much about this game yet but artstyle is very very close to Diablo 3. Not sure what I can tell more about this, so just check their website and videos
Web, Trailer, German podcast
So...did I miss something guys? what you like and what you dont?