Nexon’s New Survival MMORPG Has Dinosaurs

By Eugene . May 26, 2014 . 12:00pm


The open world, survival-based massively multiplayer online game Durango from Nexon has a teaser site. The game will put players squarely in the role of surviving in the prehistoric past where dinosaurs still roam the land.



While most details aren’t out yet, it’s obvious that Durango, from the same studio that did Mabinogi Heroes (Also called Vindictus) is trying to set itself apart by giving players a different sort of online playstyle. From the trailer, players will be trying to eke out survival in the world, which likely also includes being forced to consider basic necessities such as food and water just to get on with life.


That means going down to the river to get a drink (at first), and gathering wild mushrooms and herbs to eat. We don’t know if perma-death is a possibility or not, though with the way the trailer emphasizes sticking together and survival aspects, that might be possible.



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You’ll have to hunt and gather to eat better things eventually, though, which means going up against Durango’s big draw—dinosaurs. The prehistoric animals will be out in force, and you’ll have to eventually work together with other players, fashioning weapons, to take them down.



Working together looks like it’ll be heavily emphasized in the 2.5D world, with crafting a key component. It appears you’ll be able to craft actual objects that can be placed into the world. Some include traps against wandering dinosaurs, buildings and work benches such as forges to slowly climb yourself up and out of backwater hovels.


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Do well enough, and you’ll eventually be able to look like this.


Durango is slated for iOS, Android, and Nvidia Shield.

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  • deathman00789

    Was excited

    • Caleb

      I WAS too.

      • Tetris

        Same. Until I read the mobile part.

  • Raymond

    That first art……………..the guy in the middle looks like chuck norris

    • SlickRoach

      Hey reminded me a bit of a slightly younger Old Joseph Joestar.

      • J_Joestar

        I guess there is a passing resemblance, this guy isn’t as good looking though.

  • zzzSleeping


    • Kaitsu

      Nexon KR isn’t bad.

      • Code_2008

        It’s being developed by devCAT… this game is screwed.

      • Dystopiq

        Nexon KR is the one that pushes all the bullshit. Nexon NA and EU are just baby sitters that’s it.

        • Kaitsu

          86 guest votes. Seems legit. And Nexon KR have stamina bars in their games. They mostly just make money off items that increase game time and Gachapons…which are nonexistent in NA versions, because players begged for them to be gone.

          Oddly enough, that’s what breaks the economy.

          SEE: Dungeon Fighter

          • Non-existent? What Nexon game do you play in? We have gachapons and RNG-itus embedded in our support teams eyeballs.

      • PreyMantis

        So, how is providing your social security number just to play a game or cheating your customers for money not bad, again?

        • ShootThatWay

          Actually, all/majority of the Korean MMOs require you to have a KSSN. That’s their way of keeping foreigners out of their servers.

          I don’t know about the money part. Maybe Koreans just don’t care about spending money on MMOs. I mean MMOs do take up majority of Korea’s gaming community.

          • drproton

            South Korea also sees MMORPG play as a social issue; they use the SSNs to keep underaged players from playing past curfew.

  • How can you play this on mobile? I respect people that have the ability to play on their phones… My phones battery dries up fast and it’s getting like really hot ( Sony Xperia Z1)…

  • MrRobbyM

    I was interested until I saw that it was exclusive to mobile..

    I’d really love to play this on PC

  • Warboss Aohd


    ………….since most of you aren’t interested in this anyway………

    Let us sing the song of the Dinosaur People.

    ‘clears throat’

    Open the Door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur!

  • Callonia

    Mobile? Ehhh

  • Dystopiq


    No thanks. I have dignity.

  • Yan Zhao

    Nexon? Mobile? I was taught two negatives make a positive in math class. How wrong they were.

  • FlobotingIt

    I got excited!
    …And then saw Korea… So, there’s very little chance it’ll show up here…

  • fairysun

    It’s hard to take the role-playing element in MMORPG seriously if you set the world in pre-historic era and the dress for the female characters are like this.

    • Anthony Birken

      Couldn’t agree with you more

  • Mugiwara

    I was excited…. then *Bitch Slap in the face* it is a mobile game…

  • raphael

    Look´s cool, is the game that would make me buy the nShield, maybe.

  • Guest

    Is this article implying that “What!Studio” and “DevCat” are the same development team?

  • So I wonder if DevCat is getting a new name and being rebranded along with “Vindictus”. What!Studio hasn’t been mentioned before in conjunction with our game. Interesting.

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