“Mail.Ru will be the publisher of the Lost Ark role-playing action in the CIS,” says the company today. “Closed testing of the game is scheduled for next year.”
“Players are waiting for a huge world with the opportunity to explore not only the land, but also the vast expanses of the sea – the heroes will be able to move on personal ships, discover new lands and equip them at their discretion. All characters have unique skills, using which you can get superiority in battle, even in the most losing situation. In addition to the battles in Lost Ark, it will be possible to take up peaceful affairs, such as fishing, hunting, archeology, and more. For fans of PvE-content in the game, dungeons are available, where players will have to fight with evil forces alone or in a team of comrades, and also challenge the Guardians – powerful creatures, each battle with which will become a real challenge. For those who prefer to demonstrate their superiority, the game provides a PvP arena. There, players will be able to participate in battles with other users and arrange large-scale battles with the seizure of fortresses.”
MMO players will recognize Mail.Ru straightaway as one of the major Russian internet companies and the parent company of My.com, which publishes many MMORPGs in Russia, Europe, and North America too. In fact, My.com most recently signed on to publish Ashes of Creation overseas.
Signups – and early access buy-in kits – are already live on the official Russian site. The game launched beta for Korean players earlier this fall, with China on deck too. It’s only a matter of time before we’re playing ourselves.