Netmarble unleashes Lineage 2 Revolution onto mobile platforms
By Digital News Asia July 4, 2017
- South Korea’s Netmarble launches Lineage 2 Revolution in 11 Asian countries
- Plans to extend game’s release to America and Europe in Q4 of 2017
SOUTH Korea’s largest mobile game maker Netmarble has released its latest mobile title in the form of Lineage 2 Revolution.
Building on the game’s success in the South Korean market where it generated a staggering US$183 million a month after its launch in December 2016, the game has now been launched in 11 additional markets in Asia including Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
The free-to-play game is set in a medieval fantasy world and is part of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) genre that builds on the story and characters of South Korean developer NCSoft’s PC online game Lineage.
The new game is set a hundred years after the events of the prior game and drops players in what Netmarble claims is the largest persistent open world on mobile.
Lineage 2 Revolution is notably offering the full MMORPG experience on iOS and Android devices which could scratch the itch of die-hard fans of the genre.
It has the typical trappings of a role-playing game with a choice of four races and three different classes to choose from. Players would be able to level up their characters and band together with friends to defeat bosses for rare loot.
Lineage 2 Revolution’s visuals are also worth noting as it was developed using Unreal Engine 4. That is the same high-end graphics engine that is normally used in console games, giving Lineage 2 Revolution, an added layer of shine not commonly found in mobile games.
A recent report from The Korea Herald show that the game has since grabbed the top spot in terms of revenue rankings the Apple App Store rankings in several countries including Hong Kong and Macau. As of this story, there has been no data has been collected to see the game’s performance on Google’s Play Store.
Though Lineage 2 Revolution is still predominantly targeted at Asia Netmarble has set its sights on US and European markets sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.