For as many Asian MMOs that get imported overseas, it's good to see a little love heading back that way as well. South Korean players anxious to get their hands on RIFT
will now have that opportunity. Trion Worlds
announced that it signed a multi-year agreement with CJ E&M Games
to publish a localized version in the country.
This is good news for RIFT
, as it will expand outside of its current North American and European markets. Trion's Lars Buttler
sees South Korea as ripe for a few dynamic invasions: "We take the Korean market very seriously as it is driven by innovation and growth in the online gaming space. By working with CJ E&M we are able to bring deep, immersive online gaming experiences to the east, and continue delivering quality games to gamers worldwide."
is riding high after a recent NPD report
that listed the game as the top-selling retail PC game in North America in March, according to Trion's press release.