Pangyo, South Korea (May 24, 2023) – NCSOFT(NC) revealed a new brand trailer ‘MMORPG SPIRIT’ that looks back on 25 years of legacy in the MMORPG genre. NC has been a leading game developer in the industry with its flagship PC MMORPG IPs including Lineage, Lineage2, AION, Blade & Soul.
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NC has been a pioneer in the MMORPG genre since Lineage, the developer’s first MMORPG title released in 1998 that opened an era of online games in South Korea. The company’s latest campaign video celebrates the key features and milestones of its flagship IPs and invites players to experience a whole new world in TL.
- Lineage, the ‘first world’ to connect players through fun. The game came to be the one of the first generation Korean online based MMORPG titles that laid a ground-breaking standard in MMORPGs. Lineage is acclaimed to have expanded games to an organic world that resembles reality by introducing large-scale battles fought between battle communities with dynamic rivalry and competition.
- Lineage 2, the ‘first world’ to overcome three-quarter view limitations. With Lineage 2, NC opened an era of 3D online gaming. The game introduced high-quality, immersive 3D graphics that conquered the world and made it one of the most popular online games.
- AION, the ‘first world’ to bring the battle to the sky. The game’s aerial combat system revolutionised how fights are perceived in the MMORPG genre. AION was also highly acclaimed for its artwork and music that reached orchestral levels.
- Blade & Soul, the ‘first world’ that combined creative storytelling with dynamic action. The game is acclaimed to immerse players into its captivating storytelling elements. Unique combat mechanics such as active counters, parrying and realistic martial arts techniques were highly praised among the game community.
- THRONE AND LIBERTY, the start of a whole new world. TL is NC’s upcoming MMORPG title. The game delivers conflict on a massive scale in a dynamic world that provides varying opportunities and threats for players. Amazon Games will be publishing TL in North America, South America, Europe, and Japan.
As part of the ‘MMORPG SPIRIT’ campaign, a digital artbook will also be released on NC’s official brand media ‘NC PLAY’ in the middle of June. The artbook will bring together the game art in Lineage, Lineage 2, AION, Blade & Soul, including early-stage character designs, concept art to realistic battles designed with delicate graphics that has not been revealed to players before.
NCSOFT is a global game developer with industry leading development and service capabilities. NC produces original IPs which are recognized for their massive worldview, technological prowess and graphic quality. Starting with the Lineage series, NC has introduced a portfolio of multiple successful IPs including AION, Blade & Soul, Guild Wars. NC solely develops the technology, visuals, and sound in games. R&D at NC is being advanced with the latest equipment and technology to push for a new standard in visual and sound levels. NC is also expanding its portfolio with its work-in-progress original IP projects, while also accelerating the development of new content with diverse genres and platforms for the global market.