Behind the scenes on Amazon's New World

Amazon's New World
(Image credit: Amazon Games)

Amazon's New World is an upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Amazon Games. With a release date of 28 September 2021 announced, there isn't long to wait for Amazon’s first big multiplayer game. Set in the twilight Age of Exploration during an alternate 17th century, Amazon's New World will pit players against the haunted wilderness of Aeternum, introducing them to a wealth of curious characters and creatures. Players won't just explore this mysterious island, they'll establish territories, govern them, and set up their own homes.

From clothing to enemies, housing to the setting itself, Amazon's New World has a unique art style that allows players to become fully immersed in the world of Aeternum. To find out how the art team found inspiration, decided upon New World's art style, and ultimately brought their concepts to life, we caught up with associate art director Sojin Hwang and art director Charles Bradbury. Read on to discover their design secrets, and check out our top character design tips for more on creating characters.


Pre-order Amazon's New World for $39.99/£34.99 at Amazon
Make sure you can get started on Amazon's New World as soon as it comes out by ordering today. The game costs $39.99/£34.99, and you won't be charged until release day on 28 September.

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Brad Thorne

Brad Thorne was Creative Bloq's Ecommerce Writer, and now works for a PR company specialising in 3D and VFX, Liaison. He previously worked as Features Writer for 3D World and 3D Artist magazines, and has written about everything from 3D modelling to concept art, archviz to engineering, and VR to VFX. For Creative Bloq, his role involved being responsible for creating content around the most cutting-edge technology (think the metaverse and the world of VR) and keeping a keen eye on prices and stock of all the best creative kit.