Lost Ark enters ‘final’ closed beta in South Korea with new class trailers

Hey, remember back in 2014 when Smilegate first announced MMOARPG Lost Ark? It’s been a long time. As I’ve written before, I was positively smitten with the gorgeous next-gen Diablo clone (and its NCsoft counterpart, Lineage Eternal) way back then. But it’s been pretty much nothing but delays and testing and restarts and more delays and testing in the ensuing four years (for both titles).

However, MMO Culture reports that the promised “final closed beta” for Lost Ark is beginning this week in South Korea, having formally revealed new trailers for three of the classes. And one’s a Bard! A new dungeon and TCG minigame are also on deck, while treasure hunting and sailing were added last year.

It’s still not a sure thing that Lost Ark will ever come here. While the Chinese version will launch next year under Tencent, Smilegate doesn’t have the cachet here that it does overseas; it runs Crossfire in the west but recently abandoned SkySaga mid-development.

Source: MMO Culture
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Dug From The Earth

Visually, im blown away by this game.

However, the reality side of me knows that there is a VERY good chance this game will end up being just a 3d isometric version of nearly EVERY other eastern mmo released. With that thought in my head, I cant seem to ponder why this game has been in alpha/closed beta for so dam long. While visually it might be on a similar level, this isnt a Korean Witcher 3. I just dont see how it has warranted a 4+ year development cycle.

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Daniel Miller

I could let you try this trash wreck game.

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Dug From The Earth

id try it just to confirm my suspicions.

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Loopy

God i love Bard classes. More MMOs need to have them. It’s a good looking game – here’s hoping it comes to NA at some point..

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Daniel Miller

I call prejudice of this website. Why does this get attention? Sure i uave access to the cbt3.

But a month ago Astellia had their 2nd cbt. They even got information on it and didnt cover it. Even stated iy was asia only. So no intrest.

This has no na pub. No obt. Uet gets an article and it is boring… Unlike Astellia.

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Indigo Salma

Please bring this in english.

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khaoslbc

Too bad its going to be another p2w korean game with gender locked classes.

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Celestia

The environments in this game are ridiculously gorgeous!

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immdev

I’ve heard Russian version will be out next year too.