In May of 2011, SEGA’s first MMO game, Kingdom Conquest, received a bit of bad press for having a bug in the system that charged users up to $43.99 for unauthorized in-app purchases. Some users even complained that they were charged for the download of the app when they didn’t even have an iPhone. Apple quickly refunded users’ money and SEGA eventually fixed the problem, but the issue was quietly swept under the rug. Today, the company has announced the launch of the sequel to Kingdom Conquest. We don’t have anything to worry about, do we?
Once the problem was fixed, Kingdom Conquest was eventually downloaded more than 3.5 million times. The game was a huge hit. Kingdom Conquest II is sure to be just as big. Similar to the original, Kingdom Conquest II is a multiplayer mobile strategy game with trading card game style gaming, real time strategy and MMORPGs.
Players compete for control in a massive campaign with alliances being forged and enemies being conquered. Choose from five different classes and join up to four players in co-op mode.
Considering the major issue that the original game had, even coming from such a reputable company as SEGA, it is a wonder there wasn’t an official statement. The unauthorized purchases ended up being from a massive in-app hack. App Store fraud does happen. Surely SEGA has taken appropriate steps to make sure that it doesn’t happen again with the sequel. Buyers beware, though. You never know when those dastardly thieves will strike again.
Kingdom Conquest II is free to play and available for download in the App Store today.