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Trion brings XLGames' ArcheAge to the West

MMORPG from from the creator of Lineage

Trion Worlds and South Korean developer XLGames announced a strategic agreement for Trion to exclusively publish and operate the MMORPG ArcheAge in the West. The game, by Lineage creator Jake Song, will be hosted on Trion's Red Door platform in North America, Europe, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.

"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 has been in development for six years, with nearly two years of testing in closed beta. The game is set in a fantasy world, promising to remove restrictions on character classes and skills that have hampered other games. The game began on January 16th in South Korea; more information on the game can be found at www.ArcheAgegame.com.

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Archeage has piqued my interest, I'm glad to see it coming to NA.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Todd Weidner on 25th January 2013 6:44pm

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