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Netmarble reveals plans to launch Lineage 2: Revolution worldwide after huge South Korea success

Netmarble reveals plans to launch Lineage 2: Revolution worldwide after huge South Korea success

Netmarble has revealed plans to release its latest hit Lineage 2: Revolution globally after a hugely successful launch in its home territory of South Korea.

Each version is being developed specifically for the target region to ensure it has the best chance of being a success. Target markets include China, Japan, the US and markets in Europe.

A release date has not yet been announced.

The game itself is a hardcore action-RPG adaptation of a PC MMO. It was shown off during Epic Games' "State of Unreal" presentation at GDC 2017, highlighting its use of the Unreal engine.

No sacrifices

"Our vision was to bring the complete Lineage experience onto the mobile platform, without sacrificing graphics quality and features when compared to PC MMORPGs," said Simon Sim, CEO of Netmarble US.

"With the end result, we achieved over $176 million after launching in South Korea alone, and we plan to expand soon to other markets in Asia and the West."

Lineage 2: Revolution not only managed $176 million in revenues in its first month but also surpassed $100 million in 17 days.

It has held off Pokemon GO from reaching the top of the grossing charts in the region, and helped Netmarble profits leap up by 81% in Q4 FY16.


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Lalsangzuala Chenkual
Please launch the game for People in India also. Why launch in China and not in India. Launch it at once. Please
Ben D Director
Because India's paying market is too small, even if their download size is large. Indians are costing Netmarble money because they are using up bandwidth, but not enough spenders to offset that cost.
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