Lost Ark, the Diablo-esque RPG from developer Smilegate RPG, might finally be heading west after both Amazon and the Korean developer announced a new publishing agreement earlier this week.
A press release explains the pair are planning to release a game early next year. While Lost Ark isn’t mentioned specifically, it seems highly likely that’s the game in question.
After all, beyond the fact that this is Smilegate RPG as opposed to Smilegate proper, the latter’s hugely popular FPS, CrossFire, is relaunching as a Microsoft exclusive title in collaboration with Remedy.
Christoph Hartmann, VP, Amazon Games said of the publishing agreement:
“Amazon Games is committed to bringing our customers the most engaging game experiences, both through our own internal development teams and from the very best external development studios around the world. Smilegate has a strong track record of creating big games that players love, built to offer years of enjoyment — exactly the type of best-in-class, living, growing online games we want to bring our customers.”
Chi Won Gil, CEO, Smilegate RPG, also weighed in:
“Smilegate RPG and Amazon Games will combine our respective expertise to introduce one of our AAA games to Western players. Amazon Games is uniquely positioned as a publisher to reach entirely new audiences through its deep commitment to customers and substantial games publishing resources and channels, including Twitch, Prime Gaming, AWS, and more.”