August 06, 2019 – Steam Early Access
July 08, 2020 – Steam, Online
|Delisting||September 01, 2022 – Steam, likely PC as well|
|Available On||Account can be created and launcher downloaded but likely unplayable|
|Links||Legends of Aria homepage
Legends of Aria was removed from Steam on September 1st, 2022. Originally Kickstarted in 2014 as Shards Online the game changed names and hands over the years, initially being acquired by Blue Monster Games in late 2021 that later became Reaper Games in early 2022. At the time the game was being retooled to incorporate blockchain and NFT elements as well as a new version of the 3D engine that would change its presentation from an isometric to a third-person perspective.
In a roadmap update posted to Medium on May 3rd, 2022 the plan was to rebrand the game as Legends of Aria Classic while the new engine would power both a free-to-play and play-to-earn version of the game featuring the blockchain and NFT content. However, shortly after the game’s removal from Steam, trading of the $ARIA token was put on pause until the game’s new name, Britaria, and matching $DREAD token were unveiled on September 30th.
As of January 26th, 2023 it is still possible to sign up for a Legends of Aria account and download an executable but we did not investigate further to see if any form of the game is playable. Attempts to subscribe to the various tiers of membership from the game’s homepage also resulted in a redirect.
Meanwhile, the ‘Play Now’ button on Britaria.io leads to a ‘Coming Soon’ page while the game’s Twitter account has promised “early-access in 2023”. Although Britaria has been billed as a rebranding of Legends of Aria, some of Britaria’s press copy claims that it is a direct sequel.
About the Game
Legends of Aria is a full loot sandbox MMORPG with a living, breathing world defined and shaped by its player community. It is a world of dangers, where bonds are forged – and broken – by players writing their own stories.
Explore a persistent, massive open world with thousands of other players and experience the freedom to pursue your own destiny. Master the magical art of music, tame mighty beasts to follow your every command, ascend the ranks of a powerful guild, build an economic empire, or put it all on the line and choose the path of the petty thief or the hunted murderer.
Welcome to Celador, a rich fantasy world filled with expansive deserts, deep forests, rolling fields, ancient ruins, and dangers around every corner. Build, explore, and adventure with your fellow players in a world defined by you. Join forces with a friendly guild, swear allegiance to your town’s militia, or set out on your own personal quest for glory.
Citizens of Celador can claim a plot, expand their land, build a home, or run a shop to profit off items they’ve crafted or found during their travels. Use loot found throughout the world in unique ways or craft specialty items to customize your house to stand apart from your neighbors. Becoming a Citizen is as simple as being an active subscriber, purchasing a Starter Pack on our website, or purchasing the Citizen’s Pass DLC here on Steam.
Thanks to HandMaskTar for submitting this game to the site