It's been thirteen years since the release of Ragnarok Online. The gorgeous 2D MMORPG, from Korean developer Gravity, grew immensely in popularity up to over 40 million players over its lifetime.
The community is still going strong to this day even with the release of Ragnarok Online 2. The second game in the series launched in 2012 and was met with a less stellar popular reception compared to its predecessor, mustering a 3.5/10 Metacritic user score. The game also lacked the creator of the original game, Kim Hakkyu.
Thirteen years following the release of his original masterpiece, Kim Hakkyu is now working on his spiritual successor to Ragnarok Online, Tree of Savior with new development team IMCGAMES. This game, unlike the sequel to Ragnarok, will stay true to the original 2.5D isometric graphics that made the first game famous.
Tree of Savior has just launched its closed beta test for 5000 lucky North American gamers today. In tribute, here are 5 reasons to be excited for the upcoming release of Tree of Savior.