5 Reasons Why Mabinogi Duel Could Do Great In Western Market
It's still too early to tell whether the game will succeed in the west. However, there are 5 reasons the game can secure a steady market share there.
Nexon is marching into global mobile game market full throttle this year
Nexon is known as one of the largest MMO developer and publisher in the world. They are trying to make themselves one of the largest mobile game companies now with at least 10 mobile games waiting to be released in 2015. Nexon has restructured the company and brought mobile game to a higher priority. With more resource, Nexon can make better mobile games and provide better service.
This is a Mabinogi game
Mabinogi Duel features the colorful fantasy world found in original Mabinogi MMO. The elves, goblins, warriors and witches are elements western players like to see. The unique and exquisite character art style in Mabinogi Duel will pleasant both eastern and western players.
The game is different to Hearthstone
Hearthstone is a major competitor to Mabinogi Duel. However, the two games are essentially different and that's why Mabinogi Duel can have its own player base. Mabinogi Duel has no card drawing but gets a more complicated resource system, which minimize the influence of luck but stress solid strategy. What's more there is a leveling system in the battle, making each game full of depth. On the other hand, you can exchange cards with players (or your opponents) face-to-face or through Wi-Fi. Without having to spend money, you can add new cards to your collection and make new friends.
Consistent updates are promised
Mabinogi Duel will launch with 1,000 cards and the game’s content updates are released as Generation. Generation 1: Lord of Farkka is the first version you will play 6 scenarios and learn the beginning part of the game’s story. The game will keep releasing new Generations with new cards and new scenarios as the development goes forward to make sure you have new PvE campaigns to play and new cards to collect. For TCG, regular update means better card balance and new cards to collect, or in other words, it keeps players checking back.
The game releases in May!
That’s right the game will be released worldwide in May on iOS and Android. This is the right time for the game to enter the western market a few months before Hearthstone’s mobilephone version releases. Mabinogi Duel might still lose certain amount of players to Hearthstone but it’s a good thing to have a head start.