WildStar‘s two latest character additions bring even more mad science to Nexus.
Fans of WildStar know that Carbine, the developer of the game has recently announced the last two races, the Chua and the Mordesh. Alongside the release of these two races, Carbine released the back story for two important new characters to help players understand each of these races in terms of the WildStar story, rather than just seeing them as another skin with racial traits.
Mondo Zax is a Chua engineer, and serves as Chief Technologist for the Dominion forces. Born into an overcrowded and territorial atmosphere, Zax quickly rose above the ranks with his natural penchant for highly destructive machinery, and was quickly put in charge of DRED- the Dominion Research and Experimentation Division. Zax fits the Chua archetype perfectly, combining high explosives and ruthless cunning with the cute and wild nature that the Chua possess.
Victor Lazarin is a major figure in the Mordesh story in WildStar, as he is the one responsible for their zombie-like, withered appearance. In an attempt to create an elixir of immortality, Lazarin ended up plaguing himself and his people with an unstable version of the formula, turning the Mordesh from a race of elegant and brilliant individuals into a sickly and mad people. Lazarin managed to find a cure for the madness, but now seeks to undo his damage, and has joined forces with the Exiles to further the cause for his people.
These two leaders help fill in some of the relevant back story for the new races and bring fans up to speed on what they’re dealing with. Carbine’s release of these two characters is a brilliant move to help players understand the history and personality of the Chua and Mordesh, and gives eager fans a new piece of lore to chew on while more information rolls out.
WildStar is currently in closed beta, and although there is no announced release date yet, it is planned to ship in 2013.