We first heard about Lost Ark all the way in which again in 2014, after we described it as “an exceptionally good wanting ARPG” that struck us as an absurdly over-the-top (however in a great way) Diablo-like. Misplaced Ark got here out just a few years later in 2018, however solely in Korea. After that it largely fell off our radar till mid-2021, when Amazon introduced that it was teaming up with developer Smilegate RPG to localize Misplaced Ark for North America and Europe.
We took a better have a look at the sport throughout its November 2021 beta take a look at, and despite the fact that seven years have handed we discovered that it nonetheless “redefines over-the-top.”
“Each time I fast-travel I pull out an electrical guitar and play a candy lick and I nonetheless do not know why,” weekend editor Jody Macgregor wrote. “Once I hop on my mount I’ve a alternative between a horse and a cloud that may placed on a fireworks show. The place Path of Exile seems prefer it’s been cursed by a witch to look drab so a prince will not fall in love with it, all the pieces about Misplaced Ark is garish, cartoonish, and superb.”
I get the identical impression watching this new Misplaced Ark gameplay video. It begins innocuously sufficient, with a fast rundown of the 5 lessons—Mage, Martial Artist, Warrior, Gunner, and Murderer—and skills, however strikes shortly from there into character customization, a crash course within the setting and story, crusing ships (sure, there are ships, full with crews), strongholds, raids, PvP, and extra. There’s quite a bit occurring, to place it mildly, and it seems nice.
Misplaced Ark is ready to go stay on February 11 and might be free to play, however you will get in early on February 8 by buying a Founder’s Pack. There are a number of choices starting from $15 to $100 on Steam and Amazon and together with early entry you will additionally get an array of in-game objects together with a mount, a pet, avatars, foreign money, provides, and extra. You will discover out extra about what’s taking place at playlostark.com.