Amazon brings the South Korean action RPG Lost Ark to the West in autumn •



Amazon is bringing Lost Ark to North America and Europe this fall.

Amazon Games has snapped up the free Diablo-style action RPG for release on PC. A beta is planned for this summer. The trailer that was shown during the Summer Game Fest event last night is below:

Lost Ark is already available in Korea, Japan and Russia and has more than eight million simultaneous players, Amazon said. It was developed by the South Korean studio Smilegate RPG, whose parent company developed the phenomenally popular first-person shooter Crossfire.

Amazon Games, which developed the internally developed MMO New World earlier this year, recently canceled its Lord of the Rings MMO over a dispute between Amazon and Chinese mega-corporation Tencent.

The cancellation was the latest setback for Amazon Game Studios, which have not yet released a game. In October, Amazon canceled Crucible – five months after it was published and four months after it was not published.

Amazon’s ambitious MMO New World received its third delay in February and is now expected on August 31st.

Christoph Hartmann, VP of Amazon Games, said that Lost Ark “is the first of many exciting titles that Amazon Games will release”.

Also in development are new games from the Amazon Games team in San Diego, led by industry veteran John Smedley, and the newly established Amazon Games development studio in Montreal, founded by the core Rainbow Six Siege team.



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