Trion Worlds and renowned South Korea-based game developer XLGAMES have entered into a strategic agreement for the western publication of ArcheAge. Created by Jake Song, best known for his hit videogame Lineage, the highly anticipated ArcheAge is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) currently in development in Asia. Trion Worlds will host the videogame on its Red Door platform in North America, Europe, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.
Having gone through more than six years of development and nearly two years of closed testing, ArcheAge introduces players to a fantasy sandbox world where they begin their journey on one of two continents: Nuia and Harihara. From there, everything else is up to the player, from what character they play, to where they go, and why. The videogame promises to remove the restrictions that have hindered other MMORPGs, especially concerning character classes and skills.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Trion Worlds, a company who is setting a new standard for gaming by embracing original, high-quality IPs on a dynamic connected platform,” said Jake Song, CEO and founder of XLGAMES. “We are impressed with Trion’s track record as they have consistently delivered against an unwavering vision; we are confident partnering with Trion will help bring ArcheAge a successful game that satisfies audience both in East and West.”
“We’re very impressed with ArcheAge, and the level of anticipation for the game is absolutely astonishing,” said Dr. Lars Buttler, CEO and founder of Trion Worlds. “We are very proud of the catalog of world-class games we will be offering through Red Door. Now, with ArcheAge, we are bringing the best in Asia onto our platform.”
ArcheAge started its commercial service on 16th January 2013, in South Korea, and will join Crytek’s Warface in using Trion Worlds’s Red Door as an online platform for western gamers later this year. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on ArcheAge and other forthcoming titles from Trion Worlds.