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Project S – New mobile MMORPG based on Ragnarok Online begins development hiring

Gravity Neocyon, the subsidiary under Ragnarok Online developer Gravity which made games such as Puzzle & Dragon and the widely successful Action RO2: Spear of Odin, announced today that it is recruiting in many new positions due to the the…

Kakao Games – Korean social and gaming giant announces games launch roadmap

Kakao Games, the Korean social and gaming giant, released its latest financial results earlier today. We will not be going through numbers since most of its business is still in South Korea, but rather talk about their upcoming games. Despite…

UNDECEMBER – New mobile + PC cross-platform “hack and slash” RPG announced

Next up from LINE Games after The Vanshee and Quantum Knights is UNDECEMBER, a cross-platform RPG (Mobile + PC) from developer Needs Games. UNDECEMBER is a “Hack and Slash” RPG that is designed around intricate item and skill systems for…

Quantum Knights – Magic and firearms battle it out in new online shooter

One of the few new games announced by LINE Games, Quantum Knights is yet another PC title which is aiming to launch worldwide in 2022 on PC (Steam) and LINE Games FLOOR (game service platform of LINE Games which will…

The Vanshee – New online action RPG for PC announced by LINE Games

LINE Games, the publisher of titles such as Exos Heroes and Royal Crown for the global market, today held its “Play Game” media event in South Korea to announce some upcoming titles (mostly for Korea first). The Vanshee is a…

Dungeon & Fighter Overkill – Neople announces new Unreal Engine 4 side-scroll action MMO for PC

Neople today revealed Dungeon & Fighter Overkill (tentative name), a PC side-scroller based on the original Dungeon & Fighter online game. Crafted using Unreal Engine 4, it seems like the game will be a massive 3D graphical remake of the…

Lost Ark Fighters – Smilegate announces new fighting game based on popular MMORPG

Earlier today (1 April 2021), Korean developer Smilegate announced a brand new game as part of Lost Ark’s IP expansion, Lost Ark Fighters. Featuring classes and characters from the popular Lost Ark MMORPG, there is currently no launch schedule confirmed.…

HanbitSoft – Developer secures new funding for Granado Espada M and other businesses

HanbitSoft, the Korean games publisher famous for games such as Granado Espada (Sword of the New World) and AIKA, recently announced it has raised 130 billion Korean Won (around 11.5 million US Dollars) through issuing convertible bonds. The fund will…

Google Play – 15% commission rate for smaller Korean developers on Google Play planned

Amidst complaints from developers and the local authorities, the South Korean unit of Google Inc. has reportedly decided to lower its planned commission rate for smaller app developers. Google Korea reported to parliament’s committee on science and technology that it…

Nexon – Gaming behemoth announces recruitment drive for various new projects

Following the recent announcement of improving employee salaries and providing them with more welfare, Nexon is now on huge recruiting campaign in South Korea to speed up development on their ongoing projects. These positions are a mix of development and…

NCSOFT – New financial increments for employees and new hires announced

NCSOFT today announced its full suite of updated compensation policies in an effort to retain and attract the best talent. Over the weeks, many developers in South Korea have followed the big boys (such as Nexon and Netmarble) in increasing…

ODIN: Rise of Valhalla – New cinematic trailer unveiled to depict war of the gods

Publisher Kakao Games and developer Lionheart Studio recently unveiled a new CG trailer for ODIN: Rise of Valhalla, with a focus on the rather dark and sad lore of the game. Apparently, it is based around the God of Mischief,…

Blade & Soul – NCSOFT announces new Unreal Engine 4 upgrade set for June launch

Following the recent death of Frontier World, the first attempt at the Unreal Engine 4 upgrade for Blade & Soul’s Korean server, NCSOFT made a huge announcement for the game’s June 2021 update. The Unreal Engine 4 project will still…

Lost Ark – New Striker class announced for update this month in Korean server

Smilegate announced a new upcoming class for the Korean server of Lost Ark, Striker. This is the first male character under the Fighter profession, with the others being Battle Master, Infighter, Soul Master, and Lance Master. While the Striker is…