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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

South Korea

Game news from South Korea

Shadow Arena – New battle royale from Black Desert developer gets...

Announced a couple of months ago, Shadow Arena is the standalone PC battle royale title from Black Desert developer, Pearl Abyss. The game is...

Pearl Abyss – Live-stream scheduled for G-Star 2019 to introduce all...

Pearl Abyss today announced that it will hold a live-stream titled "Pearl Abyss Connect 2019" on 14 November, the first day of G-Star 2019,...

Alliance of Valiant Arms – Popular online FPS finds a new...

Previously, we talked about the financial distress South Korean developer Red Duck was in due to mismanaged projects. The studio's most prized asset was...

Gran Saga – New MMORPG from Seven Knights veterans will support...

First announced last month, NPIXEL is a new South Korean studio founded by veterans who created Netmarble’s popular Seven Knights mobile RPG. Its debut...

Netmarble – Gaming giant invests US$1.3 billion in water purifier rental...

South Korea mobile gaming giant Netmarble was chosen earlier today as the preferred bidder for a 25% stake in water purifier rental firm Woongjin...

Korean Gaming – Politician unhappy with China companies operating from abroad

If you did not already know, the South Korean government is very protective of its gaming industry for both imports and exports. So much...

Pearl Abyss – Construction on massive new headquarters to begin this...

First announced back in January earlier this year, Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss subsequently got the necessary permits in June. Yesterday, it was...

K-GAMES – Korean politicians gather at National Assembly to play video...

Starting today, a 3-day game exhibition will be held at South Korea's National Assembly building to showcase and introduce more politicians to the world...

Smilegate – Employee union held demonstration to call for better work...

Last week, following the demonstration by Nexon employee union Starting Point, a group of employees from fellow Korean developer Smilegate staged a demonstration as...

MU Online – 10th playable class announced for Season 15 update...

MU Online is proving itself as one of the evergreen MMORPG titles from South Korea along with Lineage 1, and recently developer Webzen announced...

Nexon – Gaming giant makes strategic investment in Wonder Holdings

Despite the recent internal turmoil over at Nexon, business still goes on with no solution announced by the gaming giant on the treatment of...

Pearl Abyss – Black Desert studio is biggest exhibitor at G-Star...

Earlier today, the organizer of G-Star 2018 held a press conference to announce details for the annual exhibition beginning this November. An important question...

Nexon – 2 key executives step down from Korean gaming giant

Following the recent restructuring turmoil at Nexon and the cancellation of Peria Chronicles, the latest news emerged from the South Korean media is that...

Peria Chronicles – Nexon confirms cancellation of ambitious MMORPG

First announced in 2012 as Project NT, it was confirmed today that Nexon has stopped the development of Peria Chronicles. A project under subsidiary...