Gravity Teases Ragnarok R - Is It A New Title Or An Already Existent Mobile Game?
Gravity's YouTube page posted a cryptic video that may point to a new title called Ragnarok R, or it may just be an already released game. The video is a hand wielding a pencil drawing the Ragnarok logo and then throwing an "R" underneath. What does that "R" stand for?
Steparu points out the "R" may mean "Revival" which would indicate an already existent Ragnarok mobile game called "Ragnarok Revival:" is a mobile side-scroller already available in Thailand and China. And you can see videos of gameplay by heading to YouTube or watching this one here. It's not too exciting. The theory would run that Gravity Korea is planning to bring the game to their audience. But I don't think that's the full story.
When you compare the Revival "R" with the one featured in the video, they don't match. The slogan "NEW BEGINNING" on the YouTube video leads me to believe a separate title is in the works. Or, an overhaul of the existing Ragnarok Online.
Gravity knows that Ragnarok classic is their money-maker. But the steam from mobile games in China and abroad can only keep them afloat for so long. Maybe Gravity is planning to pump out an overhauled Ragnarok Online Classic. Or the "R" just stands for Renewal and is part of a campaign to promote Ragnarok Online's Renewal Server. Though I'm placing my chips in the former. My guess is Gravity is going to pump out another RO project, one more in-line with the version players loved exploring on private servers.
Whatever the "R" in Ragnarok R means, the one safe bet is that the Ragnarok Online IP isn't disappearing any time soon.