Project N – Crusaders Quest developer hiring for new anime mecha game

Loadcomplete, the Korean developer of Crusaders Quest and Goddess Order, recently started hiring for its 3rd game, Project N. Here are some of the details mentioned in the job listing. Stay tuned for updates! • Powered by Unity 3D •…

HIT 2 – Nexon Games reveal official logo for upcoming PC + mobile MMORPG sequel

We first touched on HIT 2, or Heroes of Incredible Tales 2, last September when Nexon announced the game’s global publishing rights. Since then, HIT developer NAT Games has been absorbed and become Nexon Games. Today, we finally got the…

Lost Ark – Massive new continent arrives in Korean server this week

In just a couple of days on 27 April, the Korean server of Lost Ark will receive its latest update, titled Paradise of the Dreamless. Here, players will get to explore the new continent of Elgacia, apparently previously sealed from…

BELLATORES – Korean studio receives USD 25 million investment for Unreal Engine 5 PC MMORPG

Nyou, previously a mobile games developer known for Dragon Chronicles and Duel Summoners, recently announced that it has secured 30 billion Korean Won (around USD 25 million) from its Series D investment round. The Korea-based developer counts Daol Investment, KB…

Project AK – Neople pivots Project BBQ to console-only with new working title

First revealed to the world back in 2018, it seems that developer Neople has changed plans for the ambitious Project BBQ. Renamed as Project AK, it is still set in the Dungeon & Fighter worldview, but now apparently a console-exclusive…

Garena – Singapore game company invests USD 25 million in new Korean developer

According to reports in South Korea, Singapore-based game company Garena has invested 30 billion Korean Won (around USD 25 million) in new Korean developer Alt9. Alt9 was founded in December 2021 with a grand aim to “innovate the stagnant mobile…

Dragon Blaze 2: Knights of Veda – Developer provides update for dark fantasy online RPG

Dragon Blaze 2: Knights of Veda was first announced last March, and subsequently developer FLINT has gone back to development mode. Yesterday, a year after the game’s reveal, more details were provided to the Korean media about this upcoming mobile…

Throne and Liberty – NCsoft reveals more details for MMORPG formerly known as Project TL

Earlier today, NCsoft officially acknowledged the former Project TL as Throne and Liberty, its final game title. A MMORPG which has been in development for a very, very long time, it seems that the team is pushing hard for Throne…

Ares: Rise of Guardians – Kakao Games teases MMORPG with power suits and aerial combat

After weeks of just NFT and blockchain news, Kakao Games finally broke the deadlock with a proper new game announcement, Ares: Rise of Guardians. This new sci-fi MMORPG is currently in development by new Korean studio Second Dive, and no…

Nexon – Company founder passes away aged 54 in Hawaii

[Source] In the midst of all the nonsense metaverse and NFT news, we at MMO Culture are sad to inform gamers about the passing of Mr Kim Jung-ju, the visionary founder of Korea’s largest gaming company, Nexon. It was noted…

NCsoft – Korean developer reveals new projects in teaser trailer

Among the big Korean game companies, NCsoft (or just NC now) seems to be always the one doing catch-up when compared to its competitors such as Nexon, Netmarble, and Com2uS in the global market. NCsoft is always developing new titles,…

Vespa – Stock trading for King’s Raid developer suspended following dismal financial results

Korean developer Vespa, well-known for its mobile RPG King’s Raid, yesterday (7 Feb) was forced to suspend trading of its stock after the latest financial results announcement. According to local news, Vespa’s 2021 total sales saw a drop of 36.5%…

ArcheWorld – ArcheAge developer announces new blockchain game on BORA platform

Earlier today, blockchain platform BORA held a Partners Day media event to announce its “BORA 2.0” revamp and also reveal new partners coming on board its blockchain ecosystem. Amongst them is Kakao Games, the majority owner of developer XLGAMES. Better…

TS Project – Unreal Engine 5 cross-platform MMORPG will launch with blockchain and NFT

Back in July 2020, we first reported about a Korean studio, Game Tales, working on an Unreal Engine 5 MMORPG. The cross-platform game is currently known as TS Project. Game Tales recently received a hefty Pre-A funding round from Korea…