First, there was the Ark, the video begins, followed by the creation of Arkesia and the Ark itself being split into seven parts that were scattered all over the world. Those seven pieces are kind of a big deal, as reuniting them to reform the Ark is the key to ending the war and bringing a new peace. That would help, since over 500 years later, Arkesia is under threat of invasion by the demon army of Lord Kazeros once again. Now the goals are clearer, as it’s up to a new group of heroes to discover the missing pieces of the Ark and bring them together now, with urgency.
The new lore video takes us all around Arkesia, from Rethramis, a starter location where you’ll learn new skills and abilities, all while handling some of the beautiful area’s monster problem. After this, we get a full tour of the greatly varying landscapes we’ll be able to visit and learn more about in the game. Luterra, a kingdom of knights, a mountainous range with its freezing and unforgiving terrain that isn’t immune from demon corruption. Tortoyk, the island home to giant tortoises and the small race, the Macoo. All of these locations and more are here so we get what is our first real good look at these lands and their inhabitants.
The lore video does a good job at setting up some of the potential dangers of the terrain and the beliefs and practices among the peoples you’ll encounter along the way. It’s clear that finding the pieces of the Ark and putting it all back together again in order to bring peace is going to be a heavy challenge. Yet Smilegate RPG looks to have set up a rich world for us to enter when Lost Ark is out on February 11th.
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