NetEase is planning to release its martial arts MMORPG Justice Online in multiple new regions in Q4 2022. The game is based on traditional martial arts and Jianghu, the martial arts community, this time in an MMORPG space.
The game is already out in China and has received a substantial update in time for Lunar New Year. The game is up to nine explorable regions with over 2,400 square km in explorable distance on the map. The most recent update released several new mounts which will help players along that ride, including the ability to fight, tame, and ride some new mounts including a giant spider. Looking forward, the game is also being updated and NetEase is making it playable via cloud-based gaming. This is available with the current release in China, but with a planned Western release and multi-region launch and localization, we should suspect that cloud-based gaming via web should come along eventually.
Developer NetEase is planning many big updates for the game, according to a press release announcing their plans for Western and international launches later this year. That release in Q4, is going to be the biggest update of them all, but new content will continue be added throughout the year. Once the localization starts taking hold and a global release gets closer,, we'll be able to see just how much of the current updates will be in the initial Western launch.
While some MMOs have tried martial arts combat or inspired settings in the past, Justice Online is trying to be more definitive in its inspirations and blend in MMO mechanics and the explorable world as well as environments, customization, and of course a story based on martial arts, love, passion, and rich lore inspired by and based on a famous martial arts novel called Four Famous Arrets – Justice Online.
For more, you can keep an eye on the NetEase site.