The Lost Ark beta has almost come to an end and the hit Korean MMORPG looks set to be hitting western shores in early 2022. However, developer’s Smilegate have hit fans with a huge surprise – a Lost Ark animated series! 

Let’s take a look at everything we know about it so far. 

Lost Ark Animated Series Premieres November 16

There is so far very little info about the animated series. In fact, the whole deal was kept very under wraps by Smilegate and the Lost Ark team, with a shock announcement dropping on Twitter on November 10.

So far, we know that it will be called Lost Ark Heroes of Arkesia, and it will feature the characters of the story. It would make sense if the series story followed or took place alongside in-game events, but it really is hard to tell at the moment. 

What we do know is that it definitely comes as a promotion to the upcoming western launch – and a damn exciting one at that. And, for those wondering, no, the series won’t be slowing down the release date at all.

Lost Ark Release Date

Since the series is airing as a promotional tool for Lost Ark’s western launch, it’s fair to assume that Lost Ark is coming sooner rather than later.

lost ark animated series revealed

Currently, the official release is scheduled for “quarter one 2022”, which could mean anywhere from Jan 01 to March 31. We’ll just have to wait and see, but at least we can enjoy a promising series while doing it.

As the beta comes to an end, fans will definitely be looking to consume more Lost Ark content. While an series was unexpected and is definitely no game, it will help fill a hole until the western launch, which hopefully will keep to its release schedule and come out in early 2022