NCSoft announces MMORPG Lineage W, set to release for PC, mobile devices, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch

NCSoft has announced Lineage W, a free-to-play MMORPG set to release this year 'across the globe' for PC, iOS/Android mobile devices, and consoles including PlayStation 5 & Nintendo Switch.

As described by NCSoft, Lineage W is a mobile MMORPG 'strategically developed with the concept 'Worldwide' while succeeding NCSOFT's PC MMORPG Lineage's legitimacy.' 

Three trailers can be found below, alongside the announcement details from NCSoft. You can catch the full online reveal showcase event here, and the official website here, where pre-registration is available for iOS & Android devices. Thanks to Gematsu for the heads up!

Cinematic Trailer I : The Blood Pledge

In-Game Trailer

Introduction Trailer

Lineage W Unveils Across the Globe 

  • The game succeeds PC MMOPPG Lineage's legitimacy
  • Developed strategically with the concept 'Worldwide'
  • NCSOFT's CCO Taek-Jin Kim said, "Lineage W is a project that pursues the ultimate Lineage"
  • Supports quarter view based on full 3D graphics, a single build for the global market, and cross-platform play on PC and consoles
  • Pre-registration is available globally on the official website, Google Play, and App Store, offering in-game items as rewards 

PANGYO, South Korea - NCSOFT, a global premier game developer and publisher, revealed the company's new mobile MMORPG 'Lineage W'through a global online showcase titled The World' 

Taek-Jin Kim, CCO of NCSOFT, said, "Lineage Wis a project that pursues the ultimate Lineage"

Lineage W is a new title succeeding the legitimacy of PC MMORPG Lineage. Lineage Wwas strategically developed for global players with the concept 'Worldwide'. NCSOFT will release the new title across the globe in 2021. Chief Creative Officer Taek-Jin Kim introduced the game as "a project that pursues the ultimate Lineage". Kim highlighted that "Lineage Wis a compilation of the Lineage IP over the last 24 years. The game emphasizes Lineage's core values: battle, pledge, sacrifice, and honor. Lineage Wwill expand Lineage's key element 'battle community' globally." 

Quarter view based on full 3D graphics, battle and pledge system succeeding the originality of Lineage IP, and immersive storylines

Sung-Gu Lee, head of Lineage WGroup, and Hong-Young Choi, head of Lineage W Development, uncovered Lineage Ws main features and service plans. The game features a dark fantasy world presented with full 3D graphics and quarter view; various visual aspects transforming imagination to reality; a battle system succeeding the originality of Lineage IP with enhanced strike feedback; immersive storylines and diverse narratives; improved content for pledges and alliances. 

A single build for the global market, real-time Al translation, cross-platform play on PC and consoles

Lineage W introduces a single build for the global market to create 'a global battle community'. Players from different countries can cooperate and compete in a single battleground (server). It also supports 'Al translation' enabling real-time communication among players speaking different languages, 'Voice-to-text' function converting speech to text. Lineage Walso supports a cross-platform play. Players can enjoy the game on PCs through NCSOFT's cross-play service `PURPLE' Cross-play on consoles, including PlayStation5 and Nintendo Switch, is also being prepared. 

Pre-registration is now open globally on the official website, Google Play, and App Store, offering rewards for pre-registration

NCSOFT begins the global pre-registration at 10 AM, August 19 (KST). Players can pre-register on the official website, Google Play, and App Store. In-game items are offered for all participants once the game launches. Players can subscribe 'Lineage W Newsletter' on the official website for the latest updates on Lineage W, which begins in mid-October.

Lineage Ws global online showcase is available on the official website. More information and clips, including different classes and their stories, are also available. 

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