After the impressive debut trailer of the action RPG Lost Ark, Smilegate and Tripod Studio’s new and surprising game, many players were already convinced that this MMO would take forever – if at all – to leave South Korea and reach the Western market. But we can all stop crying now, Lost Ark is planned to launch in the global market.
Ji Won-gil, who heads both Tripod Studio and the Smilegate Group’s affiliate Smilegate RPG, said the following to Korea Times: “We tried to depict a background which has both colors of western and eastern cultures to aim at the global market. We will think over how to localize detailed parts of the game to attract foreign users.”
So the plan is to launch Lost Ark worldwide and even localize some parts of the game to make it more suited to our Western taste. Hopefully they won’t mess too much with the game, as the debut trailer, which you can watch below, was already quite impressive, and with 18 classes to choose from, we’re even willing to forgive a bit of gender-locking.
Although this doesn’t make anything official and we’re still a good couple of years or more away from a potential release, it’s great to see that Korean developers aren’t forgetting about the hugely profitable North American and European regions.