Lost Ark Online announced for China, gets new website and trailer

    
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Lost Ark is indeed heading to China, a fact announced at Tencent Games Carnival 2015. Besides debuting a new trailer, representatives from Smilegate and Tencent Games took to the stage to answer a few questions from media about testing time-frames, other platforms, and more.

Testing for Lost Ark is currently anticipated to start in early 2016 in Korea and mid-year in China, and the devs are focusing on avoiding repetitive content. Anyone who prefers console or mobile games also have a chance to see the title on those platforms; the representatives stated that these other platforms are being seriously considered, but for now the developers are “concentrating on optimizing and running the South Korean and China servers.”

Check out the Chinese trailer below, and feel free to poke around the new website.

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zZ
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zZ

Osea que con un poco de suerte en 3-5 años lo tenemos en Europa :/

DigitalQ
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DigitalQ

Please Sir..i Want some More

Damonvile
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Damonvile

PaganRites Damonvile I was sort of going off bnS but I like your optimism even if they haven’t really said anything about us getting it at all. Lets hope you’re right and it’s just 6 months :)

PaganRites
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PaganRites

Damonvile I don’t know about that.  Black Desert is making it’s debut in the West 6 months after release in Korea.

PaganRites
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PaganRites

Holy hell that looks amazeballs.

JamesCrow
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JamesCrow

hope we get it as b2p in the west and not another f2p game with big shop.
or they do something like wildstar and gw2 now, you can play f2p or b2p to remove restriction

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Looks neat – but you always have to take an especially ‘we’ll see’ approach.

Caerulei
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Caerulei

MetaDune DugFromTheEarth If memory serves me, B&S also went to China first.  It’s not necessarily about which country the game is made for, but rather which market is less saturated and easier to penitrate with this specific gametype.  There are a lot of isometric games in the U.S.  It’s also much cheaper to export to China/Russia than U.S. due to currency exchange rates, and that MMOs are simply more mainstream in China and Russia.  MMOs are a niche market compared to gaming as a whole in the U.S.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Damn man, the game looks so gorgeous and those animations are fantastic. Continues to impress the shit out me in the visual department, so I’ll just patiently wait for there to be any news of this hitting stateside. Until then I guess I can putter about with Devilian or something.

camelotcrusade
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camelotcrusade

Damonvile If it doesn’t get lost.  *rimshot*  I’ll see myself out.