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Lost Ark Hands-on Preview - an MMORPG in a ARPG’s body

I've been waiting for Lost Ark for what feels like a lifetime and the time is finally here.

Lost Ark is an MMO ARPG from korean developers Smilegate that's created a massive buzz around the world for ARPG fans who have sat idly by waiting for any news about its release in the west. Amazon Game Studios announced that it would be helping port the game over to the rest of the world and publish it at some point in March 2022.

In the gameplay preview video above I go over some of the gameplay features you can expect from the full game as well as my early impressions. It's a bit bitter sweet previewing MMOs because they are investment games with days and months worth of gameplay, and I feel like I only scratched the surface. I wanted to go off and explore everything but there just wasn't enough time to do anywhere near everything it has to offer.

But with that being said, from the little I played and from researching Lost Ark’s Korean version, I'm still excited for its release and can see so much potential in its future.

If you'd like to give Lost Ark a go there is currently a closed beta you can sign up to try from the 4th-11th of November.

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In his time on the site, Dorrani was responsible for spearheading VG247's video content. When he's not doing VO or editing, he can be found playing PC shooters like Apex Legends or Valorant. As one of the youngest members of team VG247, most of his games knowledge comes from Smash Bros.