The Legend of Heroes – Korean studio signs game development rights for Gagharv Trilogy

The Legend of Heroes is a legendary Japanese game franchise owned by Nihon Falcom, with the first game starting way back in 1989. The latest entry, The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II – Crimson Sin, came out just…

Project DW – Nexon is working on new open world action RPG based on DNF

It was announced earlier today that Nexon Games, formed in 2021 after a merger, is now working on a new “open world action RPG” based on the Dungeon & Fighter IP. You might be wondering why this is news, since…

Project TS – Unreal Engine 5 cross-platform MMORPG confirms global publisher

Project TS, or TS Project which we previously mentioned here in MMO Culture, was perhaps the first Unreal Engine 5 MMORPG publicly announced by a Korean developer. It is an ambitious title from Game Tales, a rather new developer which…

Goddess of Victory: NIKKE – Tencent purchased 20% of Korean developer SHIFT UP

Unless you are living under a rock, you would have noticed how popular the single-handed mobile shooter Goddess of Victory: NIKKE is. In fact, according to Sensor Tower, the game has earned over USD 66 million in revenue since its…

Monster Hunter Mobile – Pokémon UNITE studio announced as developer

Today, it was announced that TiMi Studio Group, a unit under Tencent Games, has come to an agreement with Capcom to develop Monster Hunter Mobile, the mobile version of the beloved action game series. If you did not know, TiMi…

Project OS – Guardian Tales developer hiring for new Unreal Engine 5 PC + console game

Kong Studios, a developer based in California and Seoul which made the very successful mobile and Nintendo Switch RPG, Guardian Tales, announced it is hiring for a new game some weeks back. Codenamed Project OS, this game is powered using…

Kakao Games – 2023 launches revealed for Ares: Rise of Guardians and ODIN: Valhalla Rising

As part of its quarterly financial report due to being a publicly traded company, Kakao Games announced its launch schedule for 2023 earlier today. There are some main highlights, including the confirmation of Ares: Rise of Guardians being a PC…

Kakao Games – 3 games to be showcased at G-Star 2022

Following Netmarble, the next company announcing its game lineup for G-Star 2022 is Kakao Games. The 3 games it is bringing to the annual exhibition includes: Ares: Rise of Guardians Eversoul Goddess Order Of course, there is always a chance…

Netmarble – Global games developer announces 4 titles to be showcased at G-Star 2022

Netmarble held its exciting NTP 2022 developer conference earlier this year, but sadly only a handful of those titles will be making it to G-Star 2022 next month in Busan, South Korea. The titles include Ony I Level Up: ARISE…

Lionheart Studio – ODIN: Valhalla Rising developer retracts IPO filing in Korea

As mentioned just a few days ago, Korean developer Lionheart Studio was preparing its IPO filing and be listed in Korea. However, things have changed massively since then, with the company retracting its submission citing “difficulty in properly evaluating the…

ArcheAge War – Rumored PC + Mobile Unreal Engine 4 MMORPG gets age rating in Korea

It was recently discovered that developer XLGAMES applied a trademark for “ArcheAge War” in South Korea back in August this year. Yesterday, this same PC MMORPG ArcheAge War was approved by the local Game Rating and Administration Committee to be…

Lionheart Studio – Developer of ODIN: Valhalla Rising reveals new projects to stock exchange

Lionheart Studio, the Korean developer of ODIN: Valhalla Rising, is preparing to be listed on KOSDAQ in a few months, possibly as 2022’s second biggest IPO. If you missed our previous news, Kakao Games is the majority shareholder of Lionheart…

ArcheAge 2 – Kakao Games confirmed as global publisher for upcoming MMORPG sequel

First announced back in 2020, ArcheAge 2’s publisher was actually never in doubt since the same company helped developer XLGAMES survived financially. We are of course talking about Kakao Games, whom yesterday announced itself as the global publisher of ArcheAge…

Summoners War: Chronicles – Com2uS touts 10 billion Korean Won revenue in first 27 days

Com2uS recently let known via the local media that its latest product, Summoners War: Chronicles, has achieved over 10 billion Korean Won (around 7.1 million US Dollars) in its first 27 days of domestic launch in South Korea. This result…