During E3 2023, the Korean developers who make up the Smilegate teams announced wonderful news to all MMO fans, and even more MMORPGs! Sublime and very convincing, Lost Ark had no difficulty in rallying the crowd to its cause and they were more than happy to learn that a launch in the West was well and truly in the pipeline.
Following this announcement, we took the time to take stock of the ins and outs of this new competitor in the western arena of multiplayer online gaming. After the runaway and the disappointment around New World, it is Final Fantasy XIV and its new extension Endwalker which are on the front of the stage. But isn’t the arrival of Lost Ark likely to challenge this hegemony? That remains to be seen and we should be fixed soon!
We learned it during the officialization of the release of Lost Ark in our western countries, it is Amazon Games which will take care of the localization of the game in the different countries where it intends to establish itself. Texts and dialogues will therefore be fully adapted according to the countries targeted by this Western deployment, which should delight many players!
Already hard at work on its MMO, launched at the end of September 2023, to allow it to go up the slope, Amazon Games continues to feed its portfolio of games by providing assistance to the developers of Smilegate. Moreover, the work between the two actors has progressed very well since an official release date was unveiled during the presentation of the trailer during the Game Awards.
Lost ark, mix between MMORPG and hack’n’slash à la Diablo, chose the best month to launch in the West. As the month of February was not busy enough, the creation of Smilegate, already available for a few years in Korea, aims to put down its suitcases from February 11 on PC!
Very succinctly, Lost Ark will put you in command of an avatar crafted from a wide selection of classes – 15 in total, upon launch – as you set off, perhaps alone but most likely accompanied, in search of the Ark. Lost. 2023 will therefore start on the hats of wheels since Lost ark is added to the long list of games planned for February which already includes Horizon Forbidden West and even Elden ring, both present at the ceremony rewarding the video games that marked the year 2023.