Arc System Works and Neople have announced Dungeon & Fighter Duel, which has been shortened to DNF Duel to presumably make it snappier (they also probably don't want players ending up with DNFs in play...). It is an Unreal Engine-based fighting title based on the wildly popular Dungeon Fighter Online, which isn't too surprising considering it was announced at the Dungeon & Fighter Universe Festival. Check out the blurb below:
The new game is being co-developed by NEOPLE INC., a consolidated subsidiary of Nexon, and the acclaimed Japanese studio, Arc System Works Co., Ltd., which is renown for its proven expertise in developing high quality action games as well as their animation style and graphics. The collective expertise of these two studios promises an outstanding fighting game experience for players and an exciting new direction for the Dungeon&Fighter franchise.
There's not much to the announcement, really. However, it's based on Dungeon Fighter Online, which makes a truly ridiculous amount of money. How much is ridiculous? It's made about $15 billion in gross revenue from over 700 million players as of May 2020, which is absolutely jaw-dropping. This easily makes it one of the most popular games ever, which is strange considering how unpopular it is over here compared to over in Korea.
MSN reports that another development team, Eighting, will also be helping out in DNF Duel. They are known for helping port Pikmin 3 over to the Nintendo Switch and have also helped develop titles such as Marvel vs Capcom 3. Judging from the trailer DNF Duel it looks very similar to the Marvel vs Capcom series, making them a pretty decent choice as a co-developer.
More details on the game, such as what platforms it's releasing on and when will be revealed at a later date. Stay tuned to TechRaptor for more details.
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