Korean MMO Lost Ark To Be Published In The West By Amazon Games

Amazon Games has announced its first published title will be the MMO Lost Ark, a Korean game currently in beta.

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Lost Ark is coming to the West. During the Summer Game Fest, Amazon Games announced that the Korean MMO Lost Ark will come to North America and Europe in 2021. A closed technical alpha is planned to launch later this summer.

Lost Ark takes place in the fantasy world of Arkesia and features 14 playable classes. The base classes include the Gunner, Marital Artist, Mage, and Assassin. Each of those six main classes can specialize into subclasses, for a total of 14 class types. The announcement also boasts of the "Tripod" skill system, which upgrades more powerful upgrades as you level each specific skill, and loads of loot hidden across main quests, challenge-based Life Skill Dungeons, and resource-rich Treasure Map Dungeons.

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Now Playing: Lostark Reveal | Summer Game Fest 2021

As an MMO, you can show off your tastes in a personalized Stronghold, build a settlement, and invite up to 50 guests to hang out. A PvP mode lets you fight against other players, with closed arena Duels for up to three-person teams and an open world PvP to come later this summer.

The MMORPG from the studio Smilegate RPG had previously released in beta only in Korea, Japan, and Russia. Amazon Games is localizing and translating the dialogue into English, French, German, and Spanish for its Western release.

"With Lost Ark, Smilegate RPG has created an incredibly deep online experience that players will return to for years to come; it is our privilege to bring this action RPG to new audiences in North America and Europe for the first time," said Amazon Games VP Christoph Hartmann, in the announcement. "Amazon Games is committed to releasing the highest quality games for our players, whether we're developing projects with our internal teams or publishing games from the best developers in the world, like Smilegate RPG. Lost Ark is the first of many exciting titles that Amazon Games will be publishing."

Amazon Games also noted that it is still at work on New World, a separate MMO, which is set to release on August 31.

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