Nexon previews MMOs including Astellia Online and Mabinogi Mobile ahead of G-Star

    
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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.

Source: InvenGlobal, Facebook, MMO Culture, 2. Thanks, Daniel!

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Daniel Miller

Nexon is far better than almost any pub. No 10k starter packages like star citisain.

No pearl abyess or ksokao bdo pay to use and costumes.

No neowiz fadt cadh grab.

No blizzard activision. Waste oeoples money and time to anounce a mobile.

No destiny 2 pub who had to go f2p and overall did nothing new to game for firdt year.

No trion to sell cash shop p2w

So yeah, thank god it is nexon.

Astellia cbt2 last march was best mmo i played all 2018. Surpassing Air, lost arcs ffxiv and so on. Astellia is a blast of fresh air and has na pub.

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Bruno Brito

You got to be kidding me.

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Colin Goodwin

If I ignore Nexon’s terrible business practices, and myriad of predatory cash grabby mobile titles, as well as them running Vindictus, and Riders of Icarus into the ground with horrendously invasive cash shops and general lack of quality, and borderline hostile “customer service” I too can pretend Nexon isn’t an absolute garbage fire company.

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Bruno Brito

Considering he didn’t play pretty much…anything Nexon related, why would he care?

Altho it’s kinda hard to understand wtf he’s saying with that english.

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Bruno Brito

Nexon

No.

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Daniel Miller

Never played any of those Nexon games. Who cares about mobile games. I don’t play those either. And hey, people wanted and will play Diablio 4, they play final Fantasy 15 mobile, insanely expensive.

Nexon did not charge 10k for a ship in SC. So many NA practices go far and beyond anything. Besides if you fear cash shops, then your forking over money by your choice. Greed only works if a seller sells you something and you accept to open your wallet. Keep your wallet closed and enjoy the game. If you open it, it is player choice. So don’t cry.

I dont hear people complaining on maple story 2, that is Nexon. And Astellia has many unique things that have not been seen in any current MMO.

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Colin Goodwin

You should bottle and sell this delusion.
The fact that anyone would sit here and try to Stan for Astellia of all games….it’s literally just another Asian game clone with bad combat and dated graphics, but WAIT you can summon lolis to fight with you 😂

Also continuing to throw Star Citizen into the convo as if their bullshit hasn’t landed them in hot water with a lot of gamers, and as if that’s some sort of norm to gauge all “western” games is beyond laughable.

You also don’t seem to understand that games that are designed to be f2p or heavily rely on a CS for revenue literally have to design the game in such a way that not spending money leaves you with a stunted, limited experience compared with someone who actually buys things. You can’t be this dim.
But lemme guess, you’ll respond again, ignoring all the facts about Nexon as a company so your narrative can continue in all it’s delusional glory.
You’re even trying to push the idea that Korean games are somehow less greedy than “NA” games and have gone far and above what Korean games have done cash shop wise but there is literally an internet full of shitty Asian games with heavy reliance on Rapidly Reaptable Microtransactions most notoriously built along side the various “enchantment” mechanics we see all over Korean games, but go ahead, tell another lie fam.

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Daniel Miller

I played it march 2018 for two weeks cbt. Again i have first hand gameplay for teo weeks.

You have nothing. Even the game mechanics your guessing and clueless over. Reslly no need to talk to the illinformed and ignorant people who troll with no reL factual information.

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Colin Goodwin

Lol you really think you’re the only one who regularly plays KMMO betas. 😂

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Daniel Miller

Kinda helps when you work in that country and are often hit up with free cbt obt access from companies.

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Colin Goodwin

So that makes you the only one with access to and time to play them somehow. Gotcha. There’s not a whole community of people who are outside of Korea who play these betas at all, you’re the only one.

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Daniel Miller

Yes i am one of a few. And i normely dont promote Asian mmos or games. Bless, Bdo,Lost ark, Air, I didnt promote any.

Mu legends, hyperuniverese, ms2. Nope.

I promoted korean soulworker as its fun and not a cash grab as steam is, and fun. And I promote this game. It far more in depth and fun then what people may see in video clips.

Hence why i stayed up to date of the progress of the game and share its info with other gamers.

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Colin Goodwin

I’m sorry, but I had to laugh.

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Bruno Brito

I’m sure Daniel Miller, the guy with the broken english, who doesn’t play 90% of Nexon’s products to know how much of a dogshit plague upon this industry they are, is knowledgeable enough to tell us “you have nothing”.

Again: Whatever you’re smoking, snorting or drinking, give me some, because it’s top shelf product.

Nexon is a disgrace. One game doesn’t make it better, and i highly doubt you to be a trustworthy source to provide tangible evidence that they’re finally managing one of their games well.

Better yet: You said yourself you don’t play half of their games. So, you have no clue how much of a patsy you are.

But since you were so “graceful”, i decided to check your Astellia stuff and went into Steparu’s channel. Saw some videos and read some descriptions.

Your game is a Unreal Engine 3 game ( we already got 4 ), with tab targeting combat and some summoning cards. Congratulations. Your game is a cheap copy of GW2 with pet summoning.

Don’t talk, please. The air you waste is precious.

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Daniel Miller

I so love the ignorant like you. People like you raved for Bless steam. You stated, the game will be fixed. I told people to stay awsy. Who was right.

Maple story 2 is a Nexon game again many westerns are raving playing it.

AIR is ue3 yet west again is raving to play. Oh its tab targeting as well.

Stephru videos of Astellia are lackluster. He ran around the world, did a few dungeons. He did no arenas. No astela pet building, no pvp. In this way yes was incompetent. But he did show off parts of the game.

When your clueless you should be silent, gather more info vs speak blindly on a game you have no knowledge of. It will be shown off in less then a week and playable less then s month after.

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Bruno Brito

Whatever you’re smoking, give me some, because it’s top quality.