Champions of Norrath Preview

GameSpot has put together a preview of Champions of Norrath, the upcoming PS2 action RPG from Sony Online and Snowblind Studios. Check it out:
Like in any good action RPG, attributes can also be boosted by certain types of weapons, items, and armor. Champions of Norrath uses a prefix and suffix system for weapons, so a basic broadsword can be changed into a rusty broadsword of fire, indicating that it will give bonus attack damage for fire. The same sort of effect also works for armor, but instead of increasing offensive strength, it increases your resistance to certain types of attacks--a fire shield would increase your character's resistance to a fire attack. There are also weapon auras that will automatically give trait bonuses to characters that are in the immediate area, which is an interesting design method for keeping players close to each other.