Lost Ark was described as “an exceptionally good looking ARPG” that struck us as an absurdly over-the-top Diablo-like. Lost Ark came out a few years later in 2018, but only in Korea. After that, then it was lost till mid-2021 when Amazon announced that it was joining forces with developer Smilegate RPG to localize Lost Ark for North America and Europe.
“Every time I fast-travel I pull out an electric guitar and play a sweet lick and I still don’t know why,” weekend editor Jody Macgregor wrote. “When I hop on my mount I have a choice between a horse and a cloud that can put on a fireworks display. Where Path of Exile looks like it’s been cursed by a witch to look drab so a prince won’t fall in love with it, everything about Lost Ark is garish, cartoonish, and glorious.”
Lost Ark is set to release on February 11 and will be free to play, but you can get in early on February 8 by purchasing a Founder’s Pack. There are numerous options from $15 to $100 on Steam and Amazon and along with early access, you’ll also get an array of in-game items including a mount, a pet, avatars, currency, supplies, and more.