Ragnarok X: Next Generation Launches In South-East Asia; BlueStacks Official Partner for Playing on PC
The new franchise for the hugely popular MMORPG Ragnarok Online, Ragnarok X: Next Generation is now coming to 9 countries in South-East Asia. The developers will also partner up with BlueStacks, the most popular Android app player right now, to make the game available for playing on PC. BlueStacks successfully released its latest and most advanced version BlueStacks 5 in May. The game has been marketed as the latest chapter in the ongoing Ragnarok storyline, which was originally adapted from the massively successful manhwa, or print cartoon, of the same name. The original comic and all of its game adaptations are based on Old Norse mythology, with popular characters such as Odin, and the different realms such as Midgard and Asgard also making an appearance.
Ragnarok X: Next Generation has seen over 3 million pre-registrations done for the game right before the launch in South-East Asia. The game incorporates all the elements of Ragnarok Online that were beloved by players, such as the original character classes, the monsters, all the familiar cities, and towns, recreating all of them into 3D, allowing players to explore the worlds they’ve loved so much in a new way and with the original cast of characters. Players of Ragnarok Online are sure to remember Prontera and its fields and the Porings and Lunatics roaming them, and also the Payon Dungeon and its zombies. All these familiar locations and situations can now be experienced as part of a vast open world, with the same charm of the original games but looked at through a new lens.
The game also includes a ton of social features that allow you to interact with other players of the game in real-time, such as the Friend List, the Guild List, and the Marriage System. The Friend List allows you to challenge your friends to battle in Guildwars. Along with this, the Guild List lets you team up with other members of your Guild and take on bosses that are just a little too tough for you to handle on your own. Having a Marriage Partner allows you access to huge bonuses that you wouldn’t have received otherwise. If all the competitiveness is getting to be too much, you can also visit the Amusement Park, near the South Gate area of the game with your friends. The Amusement Park has roller-coasters, merry-go-rounds, and a host of other rides for you to enjoy with your friends online. With all these different features, Ragnarok X: Next Generation on PC emphasizes the need for collective gameplay, and interaction between different users to make the game even more fun to play.
In celebration of Ragnarok X: Next Generation’s release in South-East Asia, Nuverse, the game’s publisher, has announced a long list of events that are to take place within the next few weeks. These include:
- King of MVP– The King of MVP event allows players to win the title of “Glorious Legend” by taking part in miniboss or MVP matches and earning points based on their performance.
- Landmark Lightning– This event includes players from different countries taking part in completing missions by collaborating, and ‘lighting up’ the landmark particular to their country. Completing this event gets you rewards that are worth fifteen thousand crystals.
- Glory Pass– The game has introduced a Motorbike Mount which can be earned by completing daily missions in their Glory Pass. Other rewards include gift boxes, experience points, and a biker suit to go with the Motorbike Mount as the final prize.
- Time-Limited Items– For its player base in South-East Asia, Ragnarok X: Next Generation has also three new time-limited, Southeast-Asian-themed items. These include the Plai Kaew Elephant mount, the Nusantara Mask, and the Kinnaree Crown. Details regarding these items, which are only available to players from South-East Asia, and how to acquire them, can be found in-game.
Ragnarok X: Next Generation Ambassador Program
Finally, as part of an initiative to recognize the diverse fanbase that the Ragnarok series of games has, the creators of the game released a video where Ragnarok Online players can be seen reminiscing about the game and the bonds they’ve formed because of it. This leads up to the Ragnarok X: Next Generation Ambassador Program, which has celebrities from various countries in South-East Asia becoming a part of the event through social media, including pop star Carlyn Ocampo from the Philippines, and model and actress Christine Samson.