Stunning cinematic teaser gives fans a first look at the next-generation sandbox MMORPG.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands — November 18, 2022, | Kakao Games and XLGAMES are excited to share a first look at their eagerly anticipated MMO sequel, ArcheAge 2.
Making its debut at this year’s G-Star Global Game Exhibition in Busan, South Korea, attendees were treated to a beautiful cinematic trailer, introducing the next chapter in the ArcheAge saga, coming soon to PC and consoles.
Capturing what fans love about the popular MMO, this thrilling first look at its sequel introduces a bold new adventure as players rediscover Auroria. This vast continent has been reimagined for a new generation of ArcheAge players; whether by land, air, or sea, you’ll fight foes – both new and old – as you look to settle within these untamed lands. Giving fans a tantalizing taste of what’s to come, ArcheAge veterans will notice plenty of reminiscent nods to the original game.
Following its success, and relaunching in 2019 as ArcheAge: Unchained, the team at XLGAMES has promised an ambitious follow-up that is currently expected to launch in 2024. ArcheAge 2 will evolve and expand the immersive, player-driven sandbox experience fans have continued to enjoy for almost a decade, with an exciting new story to tell.
Powered by Unreal Engine 5, the sequel promises fierce action-packed combat brought to life with AAA-tier visuals. Beyond battles, XLGAMES is also expanding fan-favorite features as CEO, Jake Song, explains:
“In ArcheAge 2, we intend to enhance the trading system so that the players are able to do trade runs either alone, in teams, or in raids.”
“Another popular feature of ArcheAge 1 was the housing feature. We plan on improving it by adding more customizations, allowing players to live in towns with their friends, and even creating their own towns with their guild members.”
ArcheAge 2 furthers the legacy of XLGAMES’ original ground-breaking MMORPG, defined by its seamless sandbox worlds where players can claim their own territory, wage wars, and directly influence the in-game economy. Since its launch, ArcheAge has amassed more than 20 million registered users across 64 countries including North America, Europe, Japan, and China.
ArcheAge is a highly-lauded MMORPG developed by XLGAMES, featuring deep customization of skills and experiences across the mystical land of Erenor. Launched in 2013, ArcheAge has gone on to become a mainstay in the world of MMOs. ArcheAge: Unchained was released in 2019 for North America/Europe.
About Kakao Games
Founded in 2016, Kakao Games is a leading publisher of online and mobile games, responsible for releasing titles including Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert Online (serviced in North America and Europe until early 2021), KRAFTON’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (serviced in Korea), MMORPG Elyon, ArcheAge, Survival MOBA Eternal Return (service in North America, Europe, and Oceania), Kong Studios’ Guardian Tales (serviced in North America, Europe, Latin America and Oceania), and Moonlight Sculptor (serviced in North America and Europe).
XLGAMES was established in 2003 by Jake Song, the developer behind the classic MMORPG, Lineage. In 2006, it developed XL1, an online racing game, and in 2013, the online MMORPG ArcheAge, currently in service worldwide. In 2019, Moonlight Sculptor was released in Korea, based on the light novel The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor, successfully reiterated into a mobile game. Moonlight Sculptor was released globally in 2021. XLGAMES has a vision of linking the beginning and the end of RPG games and hopes to achieve its mission of enriching lives through its games.