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Metin Universe - Original Metin1 Seeing An English Release Soon?

Posted: November 25, 2011, 02:18:56 PM by Dweia

It may be obvious from its name, but we'll go ahead and say it - Metin2 is a sequel. The original Metin, usually referred to by non-native players as Metin1, is a 2D MMORPG which is now over 10 years old. The game has never been translated to English, with most publishers preferring its 3 dimensional sequel. This is about to change however, since an English release is now being worked on.

Currently all that exists is a facebook page and a pretty teaser page, screnshotted below in case it is changed:

The full announcement text reads as follows:

Metin, the Metin2 prequel, is one of a pioneer MMORPGs solely developed by YMIR Entertainment and was originally released to Korea in 2000.
While Metin2 has been published to over 26 countries and established itself as one of the most successful MMORPGs by recording 7million hits for monthly active users afterwards in Europe, Metin has been focusing on domestic users for the last 10 years.
Due to well-designed scenario and well-maintained service and quality, there have been a number of groups created known for ‘Hard core Maniacs’. Based on its great reputation and popularity

Now everything is all set up and loaded to convey new game experience that is different from those Catchy MMORPGs. Having improved all decent skills and knowledge to support global service, Metin will bring about sensation which will take users back to the initial MMORPGs full of 2D vibe.

With the speak of supporting global service, this may mean that Webzen, which acquired YMIR at the beginning of this year, will be publishing the English language version of Metin1 as opposed to a third party publisher.

More info is likely to surface relatively soon, but for now we'll leave you with two trailer videos and a number of in-game images:

Launching a 2D MMORPG in 2012 is certainly a bold, brave move. What do you think? Will you play Metin1?

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#1 • by Boschi, November 25, 2011, 02:39:43 PM

I will not play Metin1. Graphics are crappy, too old for this century. Graphics are crappier than Starcraft's graphics..
Plz Webzen, buy the right to publish Dragon Ball online in Europe and you will have many customers! Plz do it! Don't waste your time with Metin1. lol

#2 • by Tempest, November 25, 2011, 03:24:00 PM

Retro :o


#3 • This comment was posted by a guest, November 25, 2011, 04:14:15 PM

Guest comment from: Paul

wtf? why would someone still play this kinda game? i'd rather play mario ...

#4 • by DrakeTakeCare, November 25, 2011, 04:26:28 PM

Honestly, when i saw the second picture with the flaming sword guy i tought they'll make metin1 with 2012 graphics or shit like that. That stuff would be !EPIC!. But'll suck in 2D.
When i started to play metin2 i remember myself wondering how could metin1 look like. I youtube-d it and saw a video about the old metin1 from 2000. I remember how hard i laughed. Now they translate it to english (which any person with korean and english knowledge coud do easily) and thats all?!
Fuck that shit, lol.
Boschi is right tho. Webzen Y U NO buy the rights of Dragon Ball Online. You'll get billions of cash, we'll get DBO in english, problem?

#5 • by BFM, November 25, 2011, 04:34:28 PM

The idea i guess is to get curious m2 players to check out m1. Once they return to their m2 server, they'll, perhaps, feel less drawn to complain about the outdated graphics or limited features of m2.

But i dont know anyone at where i live, who would know anyone with a wish to play DBO in english :P

#6 • by stront, November 25, 2011, 04:57:32 PM

which idiot will play metin1? xD

#7 • by Roph, November 25, 2011, 05:35:49 PM

I'd give it a try I guess ???

But they are insane if they think many players will bother with an item mall on Metin1 :o

#8 • by moyanito, November 25, 2011, 05:39:00 PM

WTF???????????? no i wont play metin1

#9 • This comment was posted by a guest, November 25, 2011, 05:53:27 PM

Guest comment from: Azuly

What is this??? are we back to the 80's...............

#10 • by DrakeTakeCare, November 25, 2011, 06:33:30 PM

If they'd use graphics like Dragon Age Origins for example...dude...would kick ass.
I myself would play it, to get to know more about the background story of metin2, about the nations etc.
The story of metin2 could be much more interesting, there is way more in it than what YMIR and the rest pulled out. :/

#11 • by Roph, November 25, 2011, 06:38:00 PM

Graphics aren't everything in a game. I still play Age Of Empires II with friends:

Very fun, doesn't matter that it has simple 2D graphics :D

#12 • by 1nsomniac, November 25, 2011, 06:38:57 PM

Graphics aren't everything in a game. I still play Age Of Empires II with friends:

Very fun, doesn't matter that it has simple 2D graphics :D
Awesome game xD but III is better to me... :P

#13 • by Cazii, November 25, 2011, 06:41:31 PM

well but you can't rly compare Metin with AgeOfEmpire ^^

#14 • by Boschi, November 25, 2011, 07:41:46 PM

I play Starcraft with friends. Roph is right.
BUT WE NEED DBO! In English!

#15 • by AdlerAuge, November 26, 2011, 02:44:46 AM

We need monster hunter frontier in English xD!

#16 • by JustInCase, November 26, 2011, 02:52:07 AM

why u wine abuot grtafics....no1 heard minecraft? best example.....

#17 • by stront, November 26, 2011, 08:57:26 AM

minecraft is crap lol

#18 • This comment was posted by a guest, November 26, 2011, 09:27:48 AM

Guest comment from: golux

i'll plñay it ^^ retro games 4 ever

#19 • by NightStalker, November 26, 2011, 10:34:06 AM

we got used to see metin2 in 3D, coming back to 2D...nah, not for me at least.

#20 • by DrakeTakeCare, November 26, 2011, 11:45:02 AM

Rophe, you cant compare a real time strategy game like AoE with an MMORPG like Metin, lol.
When you need to spend hours and months and years to lvl up, you get bored even of the 3D metin2, not mentioning the shit 2D metin1.
Indeed SC and AoE with friends are fun. But we are talking about an MMORPG right now.
Its like comparing kissing with having sex. Both are fun, but we all know which is the better.
So metin1 in 3D > metin1 in 2D.
Btw for those who saw the metin1 trailer videos, the monster guy who has found one of the metin stones became the Watery Dragon in metin2 ;D Its one of the 3 Gods ( im too lazy to search for his name). Just a piece of the background story :P and yeah, thats why i'd play metin1 (in 3D!).

But Mother of MMORPGs DBO would erase every other MMORPGs worldwide, lol.

#21 • by Dweia, November 26, 2011, 12:17:18 PM

Maybe if it is popular enough we could do Metin1 news ^-^

#22 • by FruitPunchSamurai, November 26, 2011, 01:25:06 PM

it seems an user on youtube has the game already downloaded :O but he wont give the link that @#$%$$%

#23 • by DrakeTakeCare, November 26, 2011, 02:11:48 PM

it seems an user on youtube has the game already downloaded :O but he wont give the link that @#$%$$%

#24 • by Boschi, November 26, 2011, 02:37:46 PM

@Drake: Kissing is better than having sex, because, you can do it without money and without being infected with AIDS.

#25 • by Vaaan, November 26, 2011, 03:22:46 PM

it seems an user on youtube has the game already downloaded :O but he wont give the link that @#$%$$%

wow it is the first time that i liked the gema

#26 • by SworDNoise, November 26, 2011, 05:35:36 PM

Well, Metin1 it's like, Call of Duty.Call of Duty 4 came about 2 years from now.And look at Moder Warfare 3, and look back to Call of Duty 4 the graphics in 2 years change a loot.Of course, if a Metin3 born you will look at Metin2 and say "graphics suck".Every game change, and if Metin1 cames out, i whant to Test it, and have some fun time, because i spend time on Metin2 not making money or just trying to be the best...I spend time on Metin2 because i love having good time, and it's a relaxing game where you can spend some nice time whit your friends and making other nation guys "Rage Quit".

Just saying if Metin1 came out this year, i will be there ;)

#27 • This comment was posted by a guest, November 26, 2011, 11:11:00 PM

Guest comment from: Nai

Metin3 would be better... I would like to play that.

#28 • by xXxLaZeRxXx, November 27, 2011, 06:12:15 AM

metin1? lololol and we were expecting 3 XD gayforge seems to not have what to do with money

#29 • by Boschi, November 27, 2011, 08:05:56 AM

Gameforge will publish this?Oo

#30 • by stront, November 27, 2011, 08:52:44 AM

i think that webzen will publish it

#31 • by Trinity, November 28, 2011, 11:38:03 AM

Diablo? XD?

#32 • by MariKM, November 28, 2011, 12:56:14 PM

I would really like to try it. :D

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