Netmarble announced a new game based on the Japanese web novel, Shangri-La-Frontier

Here's what you need to know

Netmarble announced on the 8th of July, 2022, that it will develop a game based on Kodansha’s cartoon Shangri-La-Frontier. It is a famous comic work that was created and illustrated by Katarina and Ryosuke Fuzi respectively. Shangri-La-Frontier is considered one of the most popular web novels in Japan and is currently serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine. With over 500 million views in Japan, it is currently the most popular web novel among the lot.

Shangri-La-Frontier: Story and Plot

The story depicts a high school student named Rakuro Hizutome who loves to play only the unpopular, difficult and trash games. The story’s plot is set shortly where all the old-fashioned display screens are classified as retro games and the main character loves to play those shattered and trash games and admire them.

Netmarble Shangri-La-Frontier announced
Image via Kodansha

Later in the story, he comes across a game called Shangri-La-Frontier which was suggested by the owner of his favorite game store RockRoll and decides to buy the best-selling VR game. He joins the world of Shangri-La-Frontier as a character named Sunraku and progresses in the game.

Netmarble’s upcoming plans on Shangri-La-Frontier

Japanese C2C studio with director Toshiyuki Kubooka has proposed making an anime based on Shangri-La-Frontier, which will be aired in Japan in the following year.
Shangri-La-Frontier Official Trailer

As a part of this production committee, Netmarble has also decided in making a game based on Shangri-La-Frontier and which will be developed by Netmarble’s Nexus of the Seven Knights series, as per sources.

Head of Netmarble’s Business Group, Han Ji-Hoon said “Shangri-La Frontier, which has recently been receiving a lot of attention in Japan, is an IP with great growth potential, so Netmarble will use it to create a new global box office title.” He then pleads to the audience to show a huge amount of interest and excitement, while they are developing Shangri-La-Frontier. For now, not much information about the game’s features and contents are been revealed.

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