Next week, Korea Association of Game Industry (or K-GAMES) will be holding its annual G-Star trade show in Busan, bringing both Korean and overseas game developers together to showcase their latest titles. In anticipation of the event, Nexon has released a preview highlighting some of the games it’s going to be showing off at the event, and its line-up includes a bunch of new MMORPGs for both PC and mobile platforms.
On the PC front, the studio has two major offerings in store: The first is Astellia Online, an MMORPG that seems to blend MMO and TCG elements, which is slated for a December release in Korea. Details are scarce on Nexon’s second PC MMO, Dragon Hound, but from the sounds of the Google-translated announcement, it appears to be an action-RPG focused on hunting massive dragons, perhaps in the vein of the Monster Hunter series.
Meanwhile, on mobile, Nexon’s offerings are a bit more diverse, with at least five mobile MMOs on the company’s docket. Notably, the line-up includes Mabinogi Mobile, which aims to bring the niche, Celtic-mythology-inspired MMO to mobile platforms. The studio is also showcasing Trahah, a “high-end mobile MMO” with a flexible, weapon-based class system.
Although Nexon’s line-up for the event is impressive, the studio doesn’t have a monopoly on mobile MMORPGs. Mgame has recently announced its own upcoming mobile MMO, Shin Yulgang Mobile, which is being touted as a “perfect transfer” of the Yulgang PC title (known in the West as Scions of Fate). Defunct developer Alt1’s martial arts MMO Twelve Sky is also getting a mobile port, known as Twelve Sky M.
There’s no telling whether any of these titles will be seeing a Stateside release, but they may be worth keeping an eye on nevertheless.