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The Game Awards 2021: Lost Ark Officially Releasing February 11th, 2022

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Amazon Games and Smilegate RPG announced tonight during Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards that the upcoming MMOARPG Lost Ark will finally hit Western shores on February 11th, 2022.

The Korean MMOARPG has been out in Asia for years, with fans here in the West clamoring for a release. Intially set to come out earlier this Fall, Smilegate and Amazon made the decision to delay Lost Ark into 2022. We now know that the MMOARPG will finally release fully on Steam on February 11th, though players who grab the Founder's Pack will get early access starting on February 8th.

Via the press release from Amazon: 

“We are thrilled to bring Lost Ark to more of the world, and with today’s launch date announcement we are one step closer to the moment when players can experience the game’s stunning world and exhilarating combat for themselves,” said Christoph Hartmann, vice president at Amazon Games. “In February players will be able to jump into the fantastic world of Arkesia for the first time and create an experience that is truly their own.”

Lost Ark is a free-to-play MMOARPG, blending the two genres with a variety of gameplay modes, classes and beautiful visuals. It brings with it 15 distinct classes with tons of customization options for players to min-max the best builds as they head into dungeons, raids and much more.

You can check out the trailer shown during tonight's Game Awards in the embed below. The trailer itself is the the last installment of the ongoing Heroes of Arkesia series Amazon has been releasing on YouTube the past few weeks. We recently were able to hop into the last Closed Beta and started to wonder ourselves whether or not the delay was the right decision.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore