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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…

Smilegate – Korean developer rewards all employees for achieving 1 trillion Korean Won in sales

According to foreign reports, Smilegate recorded 1 trillion Korean Won (around 920 million US Dollars) in sales for the year of 2020, aided by its expanding PC and mobile games market worldwide. The 3 key games are CrossFire, Lost Ark,…

Project Relic – 5-man indie studio showcases prototype trailer for new multiplayer action game

Project Cloud Games is a new 5-man indie studio located in South Korea, and recently showcased a prototype concept trailer for its first title, Project Relic. Project Relic’s vision is an online-based multiplayer action game based on scenarios related to…

DNF Duel – Fighting game from Arc System Works based on DNF universe announced

Other than an update on Project BBQ over at Dungeon & Fighter Universe Festival, Neople also announced DNF Duel, a fighting game in-development by famed Japanese studio Arc System Works. If you did not know about the company, Arc System…

Project BBQ – More details for MMORPG based on Dungeon & Fighter revealed

We first talked about Neople’s PC action MMO Project BBQ back in 2018, and over the weekend an online event was held to talk about all things related to the Dungeon & Fighter franchise. A new cinematic trailer was revealed…

Gran Saga – New gameplay trailer arrives for upcoming cross-platform MMORPG

Korean developer NPIXEL recently launched an awesome new gameplay trailer for its upcoming mobile and PC cross-platform MMORPG, Gran Saga, and will announce the official launch date for South Korea on 7 January 2021. Developed by a core team which…

Lost Ark – New classes and more content previewed for 2021 and beyond

This past weekend, Korean developer Smilegate held an online event to sum up the year for their flagship MMORPG, Lost Ark, and also to give a glimpse of what new content is arriving in early 2021. If you did not…

Final Fantasy XI R – Mobile MMORPG rumored to be canceled by Nexon and Square Enix

First announced as a joint collaboration project between Nexon and Square Enix back in April 2016, Final Fantasy XI Reboot (or Final Fantasy XI R) was supposed to showcase the next-generation of mobile MMORPG using Unreal Engine 4. However, according…

MapleStory – Nexon Korea announces new job for massive NEO update

Nexon Korean recently announced the annual major update for MapleStory, this time titled “NEO”. As usual, the NEO update will take place across 3 dates over the winter season (17 Dec – 7 Jan – 28 Jan), each with new…