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Nexon’s New Action RPG Darkness Rises Begins Its Soft Launch

Nexon has started the soft launch phase for Darkness Rising, an action RPG previously only available in Korea. While the game’s availability has not expanded much, it is now available in English thanks to its launch in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.


Darkness Rises is Dark Avenger 3, the third entry in the RPG series previously released by Gamevil. Nexon acquired Boolean Games, the developer of the Dark Avenger series, in 2015.

The game offers players visually intense action as they take on waves of monsters in the game’s dungeons. Beyond the game’s single player, it features co-op that lets players team up and take on the game’s Duo Dungeons, a mode that rewards players for working together and accomplishing optional objectives. Those looking to take on some larger monsters can try out the game’s raids, which pit teams of four against the massive boss monsters.

Of course being a mobile action RPG, Darkness Rises also has a number of different PVP modes. As with many games, the game’s ranked matches are played against AI controlled version of other players. The game also has some real-time PVP modes that allow players to take on each other in the Duel PvP mode, or pit team up in the multiplayer Team PvP mode. There’s also a skirmish mode that lets players practice their skills against friends or random opponents without any rewards on the line.

Darkness Rises is free and contains in app purchases. Here is an excerpt from the game’s description and a trailer with more information:

Key Features:

  • BOSS FIGHTS
  • Engage in challenging boss battles that will put your skills to the test as you venture deeper into the abyss

  • AWE-INSPIRING GRAPHICS
  • Experience stunning visuals that will truly immerse you into the world of Darkness Rises

  • GROUNDBREAKING GAMEPLAY
  • Use the Soul Link ability to seize control of monsters and turn your enemies against themselves

  • EPIC DUNGEON RAIDS
  • Gather your allies and guildmates to explore menacing dungeons and discover rare loot



Interested? Check out the action RPG on Google Play.

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