Mabinogi 2 is the first joint project for Nexon and NCsoft

■ Mabinogi 2: Arena
Nexon was held GStar2012 preview event on the 1st of November and revealed Mainogi 2: Arena, the sequel of Mabinogi. Arena is the new genre that players and observers could enjoy the game together and interact with each other.

The place for Mabnogi 2 is the island called Avalon where gods are fighting against each other through their creations to rule the world. Mabinogi 2 has two separated mode: battle and observing. Players will play as a warrior from Morian and could choose 5 classes, 5 battle styles, 5 body types with arrow keys and Z,X,C. Mabinogi 2 has been developed with Nexon’s brand new game engine called Silverbine.

Observers in Mabinogi 2 are not just watching the game, but also they could share their items or even they could participate in the battle. The more observers a players has, the better items a player could get and share them with his observers.

Nexon will have 29 PCs with playable version of the game at GStar2012.

■ The first joint project for Nexon and NCsoft

Nexon and NCsoft start cooperating from Mabinogi Arena 2. At the press conference prior to GStar 2012, Dong-gun Kim from Devcat studio, a creator of Mabinogi, told “Mabinogi 2 is the first joint project for both companies.”

Surprisingly Taek Jin Kim, CEO of NCsoft, appeared on Mabinogi 2 intro movie and he said “Nexon and NCsoft have tried hard to build a better online game world from a long time ago. I hope Mabinogi 2 is revived in harmony with both companies’ strengths.” However, nothing seems has been decided how they will cooperate. NCsoft who has the best know-how how to make MMORPG might join Mabinogi 2 development and raise its perfection level.

Nexon has been known for its strong casual game line-up while the strength of NCsoft is laid on the development of MMORPG and its operation. Industry people expect that both will fill up each other’s weak portion.

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