Every MMORPG is meant to be epic and bring glory to those that take part in it. Not many, however, have such a story, that Amazon are taking it upon themselves to animate their lore. Lost Ark, however, is one of those games.
Lost Ark is a massively multiplayer online action role-playing game developed by Tripod Studio and Smilegate's game development subsidiary Smilegate RPG. It has been fully released in the Korean region on December 4, 2019.
The in-game story is split into five distinct eras. The first of those is one akin to Genesis, where the god Regulus brings order and light to balance the darkness of chaos and creates worlds to embody each: Arkesia and Petrania. The order of the light is powered by the Ark, split seven ways for seven gods, and spread across Arkesia. And when the two worlds nearly destroy each other by way of a galactic rift connecting them, the Guardians are created to restore peace.
This is supposed to be the first of the five episodes of the lore series being made by Amazon for this game, with the rest being assigned to the other five eras respectively.
In the absence of gods, the Sacrian Order seeks the collective power of all seven pieces of Ark. This triggers a world war that awakens the Guardians. After an epic battle, Kazeros invades through a rift opened in the aftermath. In the wake left of Kazeros' catastrophic invasion, the world rebuilds with new factions and nations, led by the glorious war hero Luterra. The split Ark leaves behind a scarce and powerful mineral: Arkesium, quickly hoarded and used for weaponry. But, mostly, peace reigns for nearly 500 years.
The current peace in Arkesia is threatened by the ancient and long-forgotten evil of chaos. The volcano imprisoning the most dangerous enemy this world has ever known, Kazeros, is about to erupt. Begin your adventure in a world on the brink of war.
In all, we can't wait to see this lore be brought to life through animation, as it reads like a videogame version of The Silmarillion.