- New PC Online, mobile, console, PC/mobile games unveiled
- Five new games to be released starting from second half of this year and throughout 2022
- Through strengthened ‘Studio Alliance’, will continue on challenging console games
Seoul, South Korea – April 29, 2021 – LINE Games Corporation unveiled its upcoming new flagship games for PC, console, mobile, cross-platform(mobile/PC) through the lineup announcement event ‘LINE-Games-Play-Game 2021 (LPG 2021)’, held today in COEX InterContinental Hotel, Seoul, South Korea.
Though the opening keynote, LINE Games CEO Minkyu Kim emphasized LINE Games’ ‘Studio Alliance’ for building games from the start with its partner developers, and said that light and casual games will also come along with the flagship titles announced today. The challenge for console games continues, and LINE Games will work to achieve its goal of ‘FUN & FAN’.
A total of five new games were announced through today’s event. The first in line was The Vanshee, a PC Online Action RPG by Pixel Cruise. The Vanshee is built with Unreal Engine 4 for photorealistic graphics, and presents high-impact combo-based actions. There will be no set class, and players will build their own characters by crafting and enhancing weapons to personalize one’s combat style. The Vanshee will be available first via Steam Early Access within this year.
Announced next was Crystal Hearts 2: Compass of Dimension, an Adventure RPG by Netmarble F&C. Coming 2022 for mobile devices, Crystal Hearts 2 is the sequel to the mobile RPG Crystal Hearts (2016), and succeeds the series’ soft colored, fairy-tale like artworks, enhanced ever more with high-end 3D graphics. Crystal Hearts 2 will unravel exciting adventures taking place in the world of Arkan, accompanied with rich, diverse strategic contents for players to dive in.
Following Crystal Hearts 2 came UNDECEMBER by Needs Games. UNDECEMBER is an RPG (Hack and Slash) for PC that is designed around intricate item and skill systems for deep character building. Built with Unreal Engine 4, UNDECEMBER offers sophisticated graphics and thrilling action, and will support mobile-PC cross play when it releases in 2021 4Q.
A new console project for Studio Largo of LINE Games, developer of Buried Stars (2020), was also revealed today. Currently under development as an Adventure RPG, Project HOUSEHOLD is set in modern-day Seoul and will revolve around the story of a group of psychics.
Last but not least, LINE Games announced that its Third-person Shooter Action Quantum Knights by Space Dive Games will be released in 2022 as an online game for PC (Steam & LINE Games FLOOR). Set in a medieval fantasy open world where magic and firearms coexist, Quantum Knights offers stylish action based on shooter game’s dynamic combat and movement mechanisms.
An archived steam for LPG 2021 event covering the details of the 5 new lineups can be viewed at LINE Game’s official YouTube channel.
LINE Games-Play-Game 2021 YouTube archive: https://youtu.be/bJYTtIDr4TM
THE VANSHEE: https://youtu.be/Aa7-1J1fMZs
Crystal Hearts 2: The Compass of dimension: https://youtu.be/n7KtVFDSsEQ
Project HOUSEHOLD: https://youtu.be/vniAtQc8uVI
Quantum Knights: https://youtu.be/sKao5-XOKRI
■ Title Information
|Development||Pixel Cruise||Service||LINE Games|
|Genre / Platform||Future Flex Action /
|Release Schedule||2021 Steam Early Access|
Developed by Pixel Cruise and to be serviced by LINE Games, The Vanshee is an online Action game for PC.
Set in a devastated world of the near future after an alien invasion, players will assume the role of a Vanshee, the one with special powers who will wield magic and alien technology to protect humanity from the threat of extinction.
The Vanshee is built with Unreal Engine 4 to present photorealistic graphics, which will help players immerse furthermore into the game’s high-impact combo-based actions. In The Vanshee, there is no set class, and players will build their own characters by crafting and augmenting weapons to personalize one’s combat style.
The Vanshee will be released first via Steam Early Access in 2021.
|Crystal Hearts2: Compass of dimension|
|Development||Netmarble F&C||Service||LINE Games|
|Genre / Platform||Adventure RPG /
Crystal Hearts2: Compass of dimension is an Adventure RPG currently in development by Netmarble F&C and to be serviced by LINE Games. It is a sequel to the mobile game Crystal Hearts (2016).
Set in Arkan Continent 20 years after the previous story, Crystal Hearts 2 presents the adventure of Logue and his companions, made alive with high-end 3D graphics that succeeds and enhances the series’ soft colored, fairy-tale like artworks.
The games is accompanied with enhanced graphics comes rich strategic contents, which have been designed to allow for the player to have more control over the battlefield and utilize diverse character attributes for more sophisticated RPG experience.
Crystal Hearts 2 is being developed with rich in-game contents combining single and multiplayer elements and is scheduled to be launched in 2022.
|Development||Needs Games||Service||LINE Games|
|Genre / Platform||RPG(Hack and Slash) /
Mobile & PC (Steam, FLOOR)
|Release Schedule||Second half of 2021|
Developed by Needs Games and to be serviced by LINE Games, Undecember is an RPG(Hack and Slash) built with Unreal Engine 4.
Undecember is focused around character customization, which is based on intricate item and skill systems. Each battle will be an evaluation and a guide to building one’s own character, and the player will experiment with complex combinations of hundreds of skills and acquired items.
With their ever-evolving characters, players will enjoy the thrill of exploring dark dungeons and dive into the game’s wide array of PvE and multiplayer contents including co-op Party Dungeons, Raids, and competitive PvPs.
Undecember will be serviced in the second half of 2021 for mobile and PC(Steam and LINE Games FLOOR), with cross-play support.
|Development||LINE Games Studio Largo||Service||LINE Games|
|Genre / Platform||Adventure RPG /
|Release Schedule||In development|
Currently in development by director Seung Ho Jin of Studio LARGO, Project HOUSEHOLD is LINE Games’ second in-house console game project after Buried Stars (2020).
As an ‘Occultic X Urban X Fantasy’, Project HOUSEHOLD is set in modern-day Seoul and will revolve around the story of a group of psychics with an overarching main theme of family’.
Building upon Studio LARGO’s experience and insights accumulated from making adventure games, Project HOUSEHOLD will focus on a player-controlled combat system, best utilizing the development environment of console platforms.
Project HOUSEHOLD’s specific service platform and release schedule is to be announced.
|Development||Space Dive Games||Service||LINE Games|
|Genre / Platform||TPS Action /
First unveiled during LINE Games’ previous lineup announcement event in 2018 (LPG 2018) as Project NM, Quantum Knights is a PC online third-person shooter developed by Space Dive Games and to be serviced by LINE Games.
Quantum Knights is set in a medieval fantasy open world where magic and firearms coexist, and offers stylish action based on dynamic combat and movement mechanisms.
Each firearm featured in Quantum Knights has its own unique design and can be enhanced by carving in magic circles, which allows for the player to tailor the character’s specialty and combat style accordingly.
Quantum Knights will be released on Steam and LINE Game FLOOR in 2022.
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■ About LINE Games Corporation
LINE Games Corporation, an affiliate company of the global messenger service LINE, specializes in the game business. Based in Seoul, Korea, LINE Games emerged as a premier developer and publisher in August 2018 by acquiring NextFloor, which has been making and servicing acclaimed mobile titles since 2012.
LINE Games is currently expanding its global game business, beginning with global releases of its major mobile hits such as Exos Heroes, followed by its console title Buried Stars on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
Building upon its lineup of casual and role-playing mobile games, LINE Games is now working on PC and console titles ranging from open world MMORPGs and Survival MOBAs to TPS RPGs. LINE Games is working closely with LINE on its "fun challenge" to make great games across all platforms and genres.