Korean gaming giant Netmarble held its annual “Netmarble Together with Press” or “NTP” event yesterday in South Korea, and as usual tons of Pay-To-Earn, blockchain, metaverse and whatnot news were mentioned. But we will just focus on the new “real” games announced, this time with Arthdal Chronicles. This game is based on the same-name Korean fantasy TV series which aired in 2019 for 18 episodes. It is also a collaboration with Studio Dragon, which previously produced Netflix shows such as Sweet Home and Kingdom: Ashin of the North.
The MMORPG, Arthdal Chronicles, is also in development for the upcoming Season 2 of the TV series. Both companies are aiming to make Arthdal Chronicles into a global IP as part of the overall strategy. There are three main features of the Arthdal Chronicles game. The first is the expansion of the worldview. Netmarble is expanding the worldview by adding the settings of various regions and tribes not seen in Season 1 of the TV series through collaboration with the show writers.
The second is that players can experience the “fun” of living in this fantasy MMORPG world through various adventurous elements. Players can seamlessly embody the continent of Arthdal and explore new areas by building bridges by wearing different clothes, eating different foods, and building items to match the day and night, weather and climate.
Lastly, the core goal of Arthdal Chronicles is to provide an experience as if players are living in a real virtual society, from fierce competition over power and conflict between factions to political and economic cooperation. Arthdal Chronicles, which is being developed by Netmarble F&C (The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross), is scheduled to be released as a PC + mobile cross platform MMORPG. Stay tuned for more updates!