Soul of the Ultimate Nation
Soul of the Ultimate Nation (often abbreviated as S.U.N.) was an MMORPG set in a fantasy world. Players could pick from five classes: Dragon Knight, Berserker, Valkyrie, Elementalist, and Shadow that each offered unique skills, equipment sets, and changeable fighting styles.
Release Date: October 21, 2009
Closure Date: July 3, 2013
Pros: +Great graphics. +Multiple PvP modes. +Fast-paced combat.
Cons: -Pay-to-win elements. -Unoriginal game mechanics.
Soul of the Ultimate Nation Overview
Soul of the Ultimate Nation, or SUN Online, was a free-to-play 3D action MMORPG that featured intense action combat and an in-depth story focusing on an evil emperor using a dark power to control the world. Players join the rebellion against the Empire as one of five classes: Dragon Knight, Berserker, Valkyrie, Elementalist, or Shadow to stop the evil emperor and save the world. SUN Online offered instanced PvP zones and open world PvP, which was at its peak after level 40. Players could create Battle Zones with different gameplay types to enter PvP games, events, monster hunting, or missions to join up with other players in the lobby to get awesome loot.
Soul of the Ultimate Nation Key Features:
- Five Classes – Pick from Dragon Knight, Berserker, Valkyrie, Elementalist or Shadow to take on the game’s story, with two specializations available within each class.
- Fighting Styles – Choose between two fighting styles available for each class, which allowed players access to multiple party roles.
- Fast-Paced Combat – Fight monsters with a massive array of skills, using the game’s strafing and movement to avoid taking damage.
- Battle Zone System – Create a Battle Zone and select multiple modes, including: Mission, Hunting, PvP, and Event maps, and customize the difficulty, amount of participants and award types.
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Soul of the Ultimate Nation Additional Information
Publisher: NHN Coporation
Composer: Howard Shore
Release Date (Taiwan): April 19, 2007
Release Date (China): May 24, 2007
Release Date (Japan): April 21, 2008
Release Date (US, EU): October 21, 2009
Release Date (Russia): 2011
Closure Date: July 3, 2013
Development History / Background:
Soul of the Ultimate Nation was developed by Webzen, a Korean game developer. It was published by NHN Corporation in the US, The9 in China, GameOn in Japan, Ingamba in Russia, and Webzen in Korea and the rest of the world. It is notable for its large transaction involving its export to China, where Webzen sold a contract for $13 million USD to The9 to export the game to the Chinese market—which at the time, was the largest export transaction in Korea’s online game history. The game was highly anticipated and was immensely popular in China, however its popularity fizzled out as the MMORPG market got saturated. The game ultimately closed in 2013 due to lack of players, and lack of marketing on the publishers’ parts—the amount of money the game was making did not make up for the cost of added development or server costs. Its six-year existence is evidence of the growing MMORPG market and rampant increase in graphic quality, SUN Online already being viewed as outdated to players in 2013.
Soul of the Ultimate Nation Private Servers
There is currently one known Private Server / Emulation project in the works for Soul of the Ultimate Nation. This is still a work in progress and content is missing from the game. Download and install at your own risk.