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 The Seven Deadly Sins: Origin. The first game, The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, performed well globally, and Netmarble has decided to make an open world action RPG out of it despite the source material having ended.
Netmarble expressed that The Seven Deadly Sins: Origin is a sequel to The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, with the original game having limits to showcase the IP’s worldview in full due to the turn-based combat. In this open world action RPG, an original story takes players into the multiverse with players going on an adventure in the continent of Britannia where time and space are intertwined with Tristan, the new protagonist.
As it is an open world, unlike the previous game, players can freely move around maps and engage in real-time battles. As mentioned, there will be original storyline and quests original to The Seven Deadly Sins: Origin (no pun intended) not found in the source material. Via the gameplay video, players can find treasure chests by climbing walls or diving in the water. Elements of exploration are also emphasized, such as using the character’s skills to build a bridge or fly.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Origin is being handled by Netmarble F&C, the same team behind The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross. However, do note that some of the original team has left and are making Black Clover Mobile. As with most games announced at NTP, there is no scheduled launch date for The Seven Deadly Sins: Origin. However, the game was confirmed to be launching on PC, mobile, and home consoles. Stay tuned for updates!