If you did not know, Netmarble is the biggest mobile games developer and publisher in South Korea, towering above Nexon. At today’s “Netmarble Together with Press” media event, the company announced 26 new mobile games for 2016, including ones based on NCsoft’s Lineage II, Blade & Soul, and even TERA. Netmarble and NCsoft are now business partners after the Nexon saga.
While most of the game will launch in South Korea, Netmarble has selected a few of them for North American launch (with some older games), although those based on NCsoft titles are not included. Netmarble already has a significant user base in the Western market, thanks to the huge success of Marvel Future Fight, which it developed. It seems 2016 will be an even bigger year for Netmarble.
There is a good mixture of genres in the lineup, including action, casual, strategic, card-collecting, and even with user-generated content. SNK Playmore’s The King of Fighters All-Stars is included as well. Seen below are game trailers for some of the games announced at the event. Netmarble has yet to reveal any plans for virtual reality (VR), a hot topic trending around the entertainment industry now.