Trion’s new mystery game looks like Devilian Online

Trion Worlds decided to engage in a bit of image-based teasing yesterday, leaving players with nothing more than an image an a tagline. Some eagle-eyed fans have noted that the teaser image does seem to have a counterpart, though: The Ominous Devil Guy from the teaser image is nearly identical to one of the story silhouettes for Korean-born game Devilian Online.

Could Trion be bringing the game over to these shores? It’s an action RPG by Ginno Games akin to the Diablo franchise, which would represent something that isn’t currently in Trion’s western stable. Or it could be something else entirely, like a stunning coincidence (there are only so many ways to sketch an ominous demonic dude in silhouette, after all). Check out the suspected game’s official site and draw your own conclusions.

If you’re convinced, then there’s plenty to read up on and tons of vids to peruse, like these from MMO Culture:

Source: Devilian Online; thanks to everyone who sent this in!
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carson63000
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carson63000

Trion localizing and publishing a Korean game? What could possibly go wrong!?

Scarecrowe
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Scarecrowe

Cambin
Sadly, the chicken suit is actually the single interesting thing I’ve seen from Devilian yet. (it doesn’t make me want to play it… I just found it interesting)

Scarecrowe
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Scarecrowe

omedon666
I enjoyed Rift greatly (except the most recent expansion) but I don’t think the game has been the same since the F2P switch.  That said, they *built* Rift but these other things they are pretty much just publishers with a glorified title. I gave AA a shot since I had friends who swore this was the game of the decade. I really couldn’t give it more than a couple of weeks before all I was doing was logging in to burn labor points. And then my month ended and I was actually relieved.  I believe Trion could actually dig themselves out of this mess that they have made but they’re going to need to put together something new. Not repackage some other country’s crap. If they are indeed going to push Devilian Online out, I believe they have put the final nail in their own coffin.

Rogbarz
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Rogbarz

Look Horrible, Looking forward to the forum posts after release regarding p2w :D

VilleUusitalo
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VilleUusitalo

I welcome new online ARPGs any day… I have played Diablo3 and especially PoE like an addict for last 3years. Theres definetely room for more of this genre imho.

VilleUusitalo
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VilleUusitalo

eLdritchMD cause Lost Ark is scheduled to West in 2017^^

TitianHero
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TitianHero

Dystopiq Necromonger this is a lie. In korea, you spend 20 dollars and get your mount/costume of the month. In our version, you spend 200 dollars+ to gamble for said item. Archeage is p2w in all versions, but ours is the worst. Trion worlds has actively edited out items and recipes in our version, or increased their crafting cost so that they could not compete with cash shop offerings. 
The korean version only seems more p2w because it has a larger store, but the only reason it has a larger store is because trion cycles items out of the cash shop to force a ‘limited time purchase’ mentality with its player base. Koreans, on the other hand, keep items in the shop forever because why the fuck not.

teppic
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teppic

SamVenice Credit cards will let you win.

teppic
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teppic

Llokki I guess they actually did – they make a fortune from the whales and abandoning ethics and lying to players hasn’t harmed their profits.

TitianHero
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TitianHero

Jack Pipsam McSleaz you mean minecraft: archeage edition. There’s so many hilarious features they copy and pasted from that game, and many of them came about in the same time frame as they were about to be patched into aa. Trion world’s doesnt just rip off their customers, but actively skims from their business partners as well.

TitianHero
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TitianHero

Trion doesn’t get any more chances with me. From my experience with archeage, either the entire company is criminally negligent and incompetent, or being a pathological liar and/or sociopath is a prereq to getting hired. They actively lie to their playerbase, ban people who point out korean-sourced info that counters their narrative,and not a single person on their team has been actioned or reprimanded for gross ethical violations while abusing their authority in game on live accounts, on live servers.

Warat14
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Warat14

Cambin You are actually looking at the “THAI” port website of the game. Notice the .in.th domain extension. But yeah, your points still stand.

I’m from Thailand.

Warat14
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Warat14

Dystopiq Necromonger Doesn’t change a thing though. Not as bad doesn’t make it any good.

Ceder
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Ceder

Sorenthaz Dope_Danny  Since it was being developed in their San Diego office solely and they laid off many of the team in the first round at the start of that summer -then- told the remaining SD folks by August when Snake Oil Hartsman took over that the entire SD studio was to be closed by the fall, -that- was the main reason you don’t hear about it. They’d virtually have to start over from scratch with it at this point and Trion prefers to coattail ride these days more than do anything themselves.

ArbsX
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ArbsX

Dystopiq Valkyriez Well the World is Sancturary, but I’m sure everyone gets the point.

yolosw3g
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yolosw3g

trion is dead to me. DEAD TO ME

eLdritchMD
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eLdritchMD

sorry I don’t see it…

I mean Lost Ark at least offers some cool new features in world roaming and such… Don’t really see why I would care about this one =/

groo the wanderer
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groo the wanderer

Never really liked this style of game . I was sort of hoping it would be a horror mmo . Too few of those about. I used to play TSW before they dumbed it down . I sometimes pop in and give it a try but when I can kill mobs in Transylvania by just shooting them a handful of times I lose heart .

BrotherMaynard
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BrotherMaynard

Enikuo Wow, this looks like a photoshopped Tera screenshot. With Elin gunners. I guess Trion’s staff have been following Tera’s general chat in the past few weeks…

SamVenice
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SamVenice

And people would play this instead of PoE/TL/D3 because… ?

Llokki
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Llokki

Clearly they didn’t learn their lesson with ArcheAge :-

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

ArbsX Enikuo 
….the Molten Corgi is incontinent though. /eww

Celestia
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Celestia

Packing the ol’ Glyph it would seem.

bayspoon
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bayspoon

Sigh. This is disappointing.

Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

McSleaz They are making their own game, it’s called MineCraft 2

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Kinson A Dad Supreme Wratts  Defiance’s base gameplay is fun.  The ability to drive around and find stuff to shoot up in 30 minute bursts is nice.
But that’s kind of about it.  If you try to sink your teeth into it you’ll find it’s just an incredibly shallow RNG loot grind that has artificial difficulty increases galore + a stupidly lengthy level grind.

Trove falls into the same issues.  Wouldn’t be surprised if some ex-Defiance devs were thrown into Trove.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Greaterdivinity  Well they’re certainly starting down that path.  Next they’ll grab a generic F2P shooter, card game, and attempt to do another MOBA.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Oyjord Yitani  That would require them to actually have a team with talent and creativity.

Which has pretty much died since Hartsman was shoehorned into being CEO to try and steer a sinking ship.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Jack Pipsam  Maybe Trove.

That or it was a cheap Korean game developer looking for an English publisher and Trion is more than willing to cash in on sleazy Korean F2Ps.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

PizzaDoh Dope_Danny  MOBA hate is just a thing that happens around Massively because the MOBA communities are seen in a similar light that Xbox Live FPSes were/are.  That and tbh MOBAs are becoming a cash grab and there are several failure stories already.  Like Trion tried to turn End of Nations into a MOBA of all things only for that to blow up in their faces horribly.  And Transformers Universe which was going to be an MMO but then turned into a class-based MOBA and then became a MOBA where you play as random characters no one cared about. And the Lord of the Rings console MOBA that failed hard.   And Infinite Crisis is the most recent one, where MMO developer Turbine were basically putting all of their eggs into the MOBA basket.  
Like the only two legitimate MOBAs that were a shame to see shut down imo were Dawngate and Super Monday Night Combat.   Dawngate was shut down because the devs made the horrible mistake of having Electronic Arts publish it and EA didn’t like the lukewarm beta reception.  SMNC died because the developers treated it poorly, tried to do too much too soon (thus thinning the playerbase amongst several modes), and it had a shitty monetization model.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Dope_Danny  Nah, Trion tried to force End of Nations into a MOBA format and we all know how well that went (hint: there’s a reason why they haven’t mentioned End of Nations over the past two years since its second failed alpha).

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

melissamcdon Bashmet  Because that’s even better.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Yeahhh… that’s definitely the same demon thing.

Not a huge fan of ARPGs, so probably won’t waste my time with this one.  Especially given how Trion handles Korean imports.

Wasteland_Courier
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Wasteland_Courier

Jack Pipsam That’s a lot of hearsay. Both RIFT and Defiance are fine and have healthy populations (Defiance is still doing well enough on Xbox and PS3 that they’re still supported with every update the PC gets). End of Nations was definitely a money pit, and was ditched almost two years back when the company restructured/consolidated its teams/leadership. And Trove is about to launch this July on Steam; they just had a stress test last night that actually had a very good turnout.

And ArcheAge (even though I’m not a fan) is the most popular of the bunch, so that’s probably where the bulk of their revenue is coming from, like you said, and what drove the decision to localize a game like this. It gives them a bit of everything in their roster.

boredinBC
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boredinBC

I rolled my eyes at this news, but I realize that it’s to early to judge, and I really know nothing of this game.  In videos it looks more like an ARPG than a fully realized MMO, which isn’t a complaint.  I long for a game that would consolidate all of the features of the ARPGs that I love into one pretty little package.

Ceder
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Ceder

Midgetsnowman  Well since most studios in the western hemisphere are wise to their snake oil, they had to go scrape the bottom of a different barrel.

Brasse really must have been desperate for work to have wanted to join this mess.

Ceder
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Ceder

Wratts Kinson  Just look at the mess they made with Defiance and it should clear any doubt where the blame really lies.

Ceder
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Ceder

Greaterdivinity  Why not? They’ve the revolving door model down pat. This way they can spin through suckers both as consumers and the studio’s they try to market to now.

Ceder
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Ceder

Jack Pipsam  If it was the moonies at this point, I’d not be surprised in the least.

Ceder
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Ceder

Im starting to wonder of Trion is a front for the moonies.  It’d sure explain the nuttery they exhibit both in marketing and inhouse.

Ceder
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Ceder

McSleaz  But then doing so they’d just improve of the purity of said crap.  Defiance made that pretty obvious.

Randeth
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Randeth

solipsis ^—– This so much. I loved Rift. Loved it so much when it first came out. It became my main MMO. For a short time after the F2P transition it was still OK. Then the lockbox annoyances became overwhelming and everything they’ve done since has been terrible. Such wasted potential.

Dope_Danny
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Dope_Danny

PizzaDoh Dope_Danny how many diablo clones come out a year? how many mobas get shat out to cash on a trend every other month?

Thats why.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Valkyriez

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Veldan deekay_zero Skyewauker BigMikeyOcho Wow it took them how long to fix that crap? It was so annoying.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

BrotherMaynard A Dad Supreme Wratts Kinson I also bought it!  T.T

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

PizzaDoh Dope_Danny MOBAs do not play like ARPG. They play like RTS. They’re slow and “tactical”

Valkyriez
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Valkyriez

Maybe they could sell shirts and have a slogan “We’re not in Tristram anymore”.

Dystopiq
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Dystopiq

Necromonger XLGames made ArcheAge a giant P2W cash grab long before it came to America. It’s less P2W here than it is in Korea.

A Dad Supreme
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A Dad Supreme

Necromonger “…but Trion was aware of each decision long before patche arrived and yet kept all the lies straigh in the face of their customers,…”
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