Lost Ark, The First Third-Party Title From Amazon Games, Enters Closed Beta Today

Closed Beta now live on PC in North America, Europe*, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand until November 11

Seattle—Nov. 4, 2021—Amazon Games, a division of Amazon. com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Smilegate RPG today announced the Closed Beta for the award-winning MMOARPG Lost Ark is now live and runs through November 11, 2021. Players can sign up now at playlostark.com for a chance to play the game before its official launch in early 2022 on Steam for PC.

Lost Ark is a popular free-to-play online game from Seoul-based Smilegate RPG with millions of active players in Korea, Russia, and Japan. The game has been lauded for its unique hybrid of the MMO and ARPG genres, beautiful visuals, thrilling hack-and-slash gameplay, and wide variety of gameplay modes. This stunning game has won many awards, including the Presidential Prize at the 2019 Korea Game Awards. Amazon Games is bringing this expansive game to North America, Europe*, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand for the first time.

In Lost Ark, players explore the vast and diverse world of Arkesia on their quest to find the fabled Lost Ark and save the realm from a demonic threat. The game features 15 distinct hero classes with unique combinations of adaptable skill sets, utilizing the Tripod skill system, which allows players to select and enhance the unique traits of a combat skill when it reaches a certain level. Players will forge their own odyssey, whether alone or with allies, as they battle through dangerous dungeons, sail by ship, and even create their own island home.

This Closed Beta will give players in the West the opportunity to check out the new Martial Artist Striker Sub Class, thrilling dungeons and raids to battle through, new islands to explore while sailing, and a bevy of fresh updates, including new diverse skin tone and hair options, and more. Players who purchase a Founder’s Pack can get access to the Closed Beta test. Learn more about the Lost Ark Closed Beta at playlostark.com.

“We are proud to be Smilegate RPG’s partner in the West and have been working tirelessly with them to provide Lost Ark fans with the best game experience possible,” said Christoph Hartmann, VP, Amazon Games. “Players around the world have shown their enthusiasm for Lost Ark and our Closed Beta is a chance for players to experience it for themselves and provide feedback to our teams as we ready for launch.”

*For further details, including a list of countries where Lost Ark will be available, and to sign up for a chance to join the Closed Beta, please visit playlostark.com.

About Amazon Games
At Amazon Games, our ambition is to create bold new experiences that foster community in and around our games. Our team of game industry veterans is building within the sandbox of Prime Gaming, Twitch, Amazon retail, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and more to push boundaries and deliver captivating experiences to our players. In addition to New World, Amazon Games is internally developing AAA multiplayer games based on original IPs from our studios and teams in Seattle, Orange County, San Diego, and Montreal. Amazon Games also publishes best-in-class third party games, including Lost Ark from Smilegate RPG, launching in early 2022.

About Amazon
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About Smilegate
Founded in 2002, Smilegate (parent company of Smilegate RPG) is the creator of CROSSFIRE, the world’s largest first-person online shooter game and one of the most played online games in the world, with over 670 million registered users and more than 8 million concurrent players globally. Smilegate is a leading developer of PC online and mobile games in a variety of genres, including FPS, MMORPG, action and sports games. Headquartered in Korea, Smilegate maintains regional offices in the U.S., China, Southeast Asia, and Spain.