The next entry in the hit medieval fantasy MMORPG series Lineage is headed to the Switch!
Developer NCSOFT has announced that Lineage W will be launching for the Switch sometime in 2021, with pre-registrations being available now. Cross platform play between consoles, including the Switch, and PC is being planned.
You can check out the introduction trailer and an overview of the game below:
Taek-Jin Kim, CCO of NCSOFT, said, “Lineage W is a project that pursues the ultimate Lineage.”
Lineage W is a new title succeeding the legitimacy of PC MMORPG Lineage. Lineage W was strategically developed for global players with the concept ‘Worldwide.’ NCSOFT will release the new title across the globe in 2021.
Chief Creative Officer Taek-Jin Kim introduced the game as “a project that pursues the ultimate Lineage.” Kim highlighted that “Lineage W is a compilation of the Lineage intellectual property over the last 24 years. The game emphasizes Lineage‘s core values: battle, pledge, sacrifice, and honor. Lineage W will expand Lineage’s key element ‘battle community’ globally.”
Quarter view based on full 3D graphics, battle and pledge system succeeding the originality of Lineage IP, and immersive storylines
Sung-Gu Lee, head of Lineage W Group, and Hong-Young Choi, head of Lineage W Development, uncovered Lineage W‘s main features and service plans.
The game features a dark fantasy world presented with full 3D graphics and quarter view; various visual aspects transforming imagination to reality; a battle system succeeding the originality of the Lineage intellectual property with enhanced strike feedback; immersive storylines and diverse narratives; improved content for pledges and alliances.
A single build for the global market, real-time AI translation, cross-platform play on PC and consoles
Lineage W introduces a single build for the global market to create ‘a global battle community’. Players from different countries can cooperate and compete in a single battleground (server). It also supports ‘AI translation‘ enabling real-time communication among players speaking different languages, ‘Voice-to-text‘ function converting speech to text.
Lineage W also supports a cross-platform play. Players can enjoy the game on PCs through NCSOFT’s cross-play service ‘PURPLE’. Cross-play on consoles, including PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, is also being prepared.
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