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Blade & Soul 2 – New in-game combat trailer revealed for upcoming MMORPG sequel

NCSOFT today released a new trailer highlighting the in-game combat of its upcoming PC + mobile cross-platform MMORPG, Blade & Soul 2. Seen in the video are the currently announced weapons, including Axe, Gauntlet, Sword, Bow + Arrow, Force, with…

Netmarble – Global developer and publisher announces salary increment for all employees

Following in the footsteps of arch-nemesis Nexon, Netmarble recently announced that the average annual salary of current employees, including those in various subsidiaries, will see an increment of 8 million Korean Won (around 7,200 USD) on average. Similar to Nexon,…

Blade & Soul 2 – Pre-registration begins in South Korea for new UE4 MMORPG

As reported last week, NCSOFT started the pre-registration phase for Blade & Soul 2 in South Korea today. A pre-recorded video stream was also held with NCSOFT founder Mr Kim Taek-Jin kicking things off announcing he is very much part…

Gravity – Ragnarok developer responds to community after protests hit local news outlets

Yesterday, frustrated gamers of Ragnarok Origin in South Korea rented a vehicle with a large LED sign and parked it in front of developer Gravity’s office building to protest. Apparently, Gravity has not been pro-active in listening to community feedback…

Com2uS – Global games giant acquires Kritika and Lunia studio All-M

Com2uS today announced it has acquired about 57% of the shares of developer All-M, the studio which made games such as Kritika Online. All-M’s little-known subsidiary FunFlow is also part of the deal. Henceforth, Com2uS will take over the management…

Nexon – Gaming giant significantly increases the starting salary of new employees

Nexon today announced that it will reorganize its salary system significantly to “strengthen global competitiveness through the company’s continuous growth strategy and securing outstanding talent.” Starting this year, the annual salary of new employees will be increased to 50 million…

Lost Ark – Gunslinger class arrives in Korean server of popular MMORPG

Last week, Smilegate added yet another new class to their insanely successful PC MMORPG, Lost Ark. The 5th class under the Hunter category, the Gunslinger is also the first female character here. She is based off her fellow Hunter, Devil…

Elyon – First new class for sci-fi fantasy MMORPG announced for Korean server

Developed by the team which made TERA, the first new post-launch class for Elyon is arriving on 3 February early next month. The overall 6th class of the PC MMORPG, Slayer introduces a new combat style with the great sword…

NCSOFT – Korean developer is stopping employees who worked excessive hours from entering

According to new reports from South Korea, developer NCSOFT has taken the drastic measure of blocking employees who worked too many hours from entering the office. This is known as the “Gate Off” protocol, and the maximum time an employee…

OverPrime – Netmarble acquires team working on improved version of MOBA Paragon

It was announced today that global gaming giant Netmarble has acquired Team Soul Eve, the small group of indie developers which had been working on OverPrime. If you did not know, OverPrime is an effort to continue the legacy of…

Uncharted Waters Origin – Massive naval MMORPG to begin Korean Closed Beta next week

First announced in December 2018, Uncharted Waters Origin is a joint project between LINE Games (publisher), Koei Tecmo (IP owner), and studio Motif (developer). Based on the epic naval adventure franchise Unchartered Waters, this PC and mobile MMORPG was scheduled…

Nexon – Gaming giant donates Korean Game Awards prize money to hospital building funds

A couple of months back, the mobile MMORPG, V4 (Victory For), won the annual Korean Game Awards. Developed by NAT Games (a subsidiary of Nexon), it was announced recently that the prize money will be donated to Seoul National University…

Elyon – 300-player PVP faction war mode added into Korean server

Publisher Kakao Games the faction war system to the Korean server of its latest PC MMORPG, Elyon, earlier today. Developed by Bluehole Studio (team behind TERA), this new PVP mode pits 150 players against another 150 players on the same…

SNK – Partnership with Netmarble extended for The King of Fighters IP

SNK and Netmarble announced earlier today that both parties have agreed to extend the working partnership over the “The King of Fighters” IP, although no length of the new contract was announced. This extension happened due to the global popularity…