Gran saga is an upcoming Korean anime MMORPG game developed by NPIXEL, with cross-platform gameplay between PC and Smartphones. NPIXEL has currently only released Gran Saga in Korea as of January 26th. And is planning a release for Japan, which seems to be released by the end of 2021. The global release for Gran Saga will most likely follow soon after.
NPIXEL may be a new company, but they were among the people who developed the popular mobile game Seven Knights. Now they bring us Gran Saga. A game created in Unreal Engine 4, so you can trust that the graphics are gonna be good. And decent mobile devices will probably be needed to fully enjoy the game. It’s also going to be one of the few games in this genre with PVP available in their content.
Before we dive into what makes it different from other MMORPGs, and the unique system of Gran Saga, let’s talk about what the game is about.
What is Gran Saga?
Gran Saga is a multi-platform game for both PC and mobile. It will be telling a story of a knight called “Las”. Who departs on an adventure to save the kingdom from a dragon’s curse, which you can get a glimpse of in the video below…
The video features a character called “Gran Lord Leon”. Which currently is not listed as one of the playable characters. But if you noticed in the video… it showcases the unique system of the game, called “The Gran Weapon System”. Which we will talk more about soon. First, let’s take a look at the characters you can play…
NPIXEL has so far unveiled 6 playable characters. And they cover the classic roles you would expect in MMORPG games. Curious about what they look like? Watch the YouTube video below…
Going by the order in the video, we can deduce that it’s gonna be something like this:
- Las – Swordsman
- Seriad – Healer/Support
- Wyin – Tank/Heavy weapon user
- Quyi – Mage
- Karte – Assassin
- Namalie – Ranger/Sniper/Gunner
- Orta – Mage/Sword user
- Jun – Mage/Doll user
- Kaito – Samurai
- Luciel – Spear user
But that’s not all. There are 2 more characters yet to be unveiled. So for you guys who got charmed by “Gran Lord Leon”, there’s still a chance he will be unveiled as a playable character. And not long after the release, NPIXEL unveiled a new character called Orta. And with several updates of the game, Gran Saga also has the following characters: Jun, Kaito, and Luciel. With that said, let’s take a look at the Gran Weapon System.
The Gran Weapon System
So what is the Gran Weapon System? It’s a system that lets you dictate the playstyle of your choice! What Gran Saga aims for, is to replace the traditional vertical progression system of classic MMORPGs. In other words, it will replace the traditional combat power rating system and give you, the player, the power to choose your playstyle and the characteristic of your character. Because each Gran Weapon has its own set of skills and passive. How cool isn’t that?
But how many weapons are there in the Gran Saga MMO you might ask?
Plenty of weapons…
Well, to not let you down, when Gran Saga was announced, the weapon count was at 20. With regular updates from the developers, there are now over 20 weapons (like 28?) and still increasing. And all of them will have different ratings, which will indicate their rarity and potential. Currently, they have released 3 new SSR Gran Weapons with the new update. One each for Las, Seriad, and Quyi. When Orta was released, they also released 4 new Gran Weapons for each grade, to suit his gameplay.
If that’s not enough, wait till you hear this…
Every Gran Weapon has a unique avatar or soul attached to it. So basically every weapon has its own personality. While there are a limited amount of characters to choose from as of now, you will have plenty of good-looking weapons to collect. Not convinced? Just take a look at them below and you will see what I mean…
Now that brings us to the next question… how do you obtain Gran Weapons?
Gran Saga MMORPG is a multiplatform available on both PC and mobile, but it’s first and foremost for mobile devices. For many mobile games, the Gacha system is a pretty common thing. Unlike other similar games, you will not need to summon characters through the Gacha system. And can pick the characters of your choice. But for Gran Weapons and Artifacts, you will have to try your luck through summoning.
So with all that said, when will Gran Saga be released?
NPIXEL has now confirmed the release date to be January 26th, 2021, for Korea. And an estimated release date globally in late 2021 or early 2022. Which will follow after the release of Gran Saga in Japan end of 2021. But what does that mean? It means I got you covered! I will be translating the game when it’s out, so you don’t have to wait over a year just to play the game. So even if you’re non-Korean, you can find resources for you to enjoy the game here. Please bookmark the website and subscribe to my newsletter for future updates.
CBT – Closed beta
CBT has been announced for the game. And will be available from September 20, 2020. While you can only participate if you have a Korean mobile number, it means the game development is progressing smoothly.
There will be numerous content available in Gran Saga to keep you busy. Such as dungeons, Co-Op multiplayer content, Arena or PVP, Boss battles, etc. Most important, is the very long story gameplay that Gran Saga has. Which will probably keep you busy for hours. If you are going to play with your friends you can even create a Guild together or even join one. So in other words, Gran Saga content will have a lot in store for you.