Giant of the mobile games industry NetEase has today revealed its new AAA RPG, tentatively named Project Ragnarok. Daniel Ahmad, Senior Analyst at Niko Partners, was first to share the news widely via Twitter.
Project Ragnarok is an open-world game inspired by Norse mythology, and it’s said to be a multi-platform release. This could mean that it’s heading to PC and consoles in addition to mobile.
According to Ahmad, NetEase’s goal here is to offer a blend of Chinese-style MMO gameplay and premium AAA gameplay. The footage shared shows off some of the game’s combat and Assassin’s Creed-like platforming.
It all looks incredibly showy, though I imagine what we’re seeing in action is a sort of proof of concept as opposed to genuine gameplay. Still, if anyone has the money and expertise to pull off a project such as this, it’s NetEase.
The second trailer shared by Ahmad highlights the game’s open-world setting and a bit more of the platforming. It’s interesting to see multiple Norse mythology-inspired games release/be announced in such close proximity to one another.