Techspace - The Sandbox, a metaverse game company announced their partnership with Gravity, a South Korea-based gaming company to launch Ragnarok to the metaverse. This means that Ragnarok will soon add the list of Web 2.0 games that are coming to the Web 3.0 ecosystem.
The Sandbox stated that Ragnarok LAND will be built in The Sandbox metaverse, alongside various Ragnarok contents and NFTs with Ragnarok IP. Moreover, Ragnarok will be accessible for users in the future Game Jam themed that use the Ragnarok universe and characters.
“We are happy to collaborate with Ragnarok, which has been long loved by gamers all around the world,” commented Cindy Lee, CEO of The Sandbox Korea, cited from The Sandbox’s medium. She adds, “Through this partnership, the excitement and joy that Ragnarok brings to players can be adapted in a new way through metaverse content.”
Furthermore, Harry Choi as the Business Director of Gravity Business Division said that the presence of Ragnarok in the metaverse will give new experience to the users playing the game inside the metaverse, and the company also will provide diverse contents of Ragnarok within the metaverse.
The partnership between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 platforms has been a trend nowadays. Beside Gravity, Netmarble, a mobile game company from South Korea also deals with Binance to launch blockchain-based products. In addition, Anicube Entertainment, an South Korea agency, tem up with The Sandbox to promote Korean Culture (K-Culture) to the metaverse.
What is the Ragnarok Game?
Ragnarok itself is one of the well-known multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG) that is available in 91 countries, with both PC and mobile game. Ragnarok is based on “Ragnarok” manhwa, a Korean comic book by Lee Myung Jin. The game uses Norse mythology as the story for the game. Ragnarok was first released by Gravity in South Korea on August 31 2002, and compatible for Microsoft Windows. Ragnarok IP has featured in several games, such as Ragnarok M: Eternal Love, Ragnarok Origin, Ragnarok X: Next Generation, Ragnarok V: Returns, and Ragnarok Begins. Besides, Ragnarok also has its animated series, titled ‘Ragnarok the Animation’.
Even though Ragnarok has been a hit since it was released, there were major game system changes in 2010, called ‘Renewal’. The Renewal has changed several systems in the game, including the interface and hotkey alterations, also changes the skill in the game.