Publisher 505 Games, a subsidiary of Digital Bros. S.p.A., has announced that it is teaming up with Duoyi Network, a major gaming company from China, to make a brand new MMORPG game set in the same universe as the popular game Portal Knights.

Earlier today, it was also revealed that the Chinese version of Portal Knights – which Duoyi handled the distribution– had sold over a million copies in the country across PC and mobile.

Portal Knights
Portal Knights is a massively popular game

In case you don’t know, Portal Knights is an action-adventure game with some elements of sandbox and RPG added into the mix. Players are put into a vibrant world in which they’ll fight, collect resources, and create structures and equipment to help them survive.

“This is an exciting milestone for the worldwide growth of the Portal Knights IP,” said Raffaele Galante, CEO of Digital Bros and 505 Games. “Our relationship with Duoyi Network has been crucial to the game’s expansion into China, and now the partnership is providing an opportunity for further growth and depth of the IP by bringing a well-rounded and enjoyable MMO experience to the Portal Knights community.”

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An action-adventure game with sandbox and RPG elements integrated

The upcoming game, currently developed by Duoyi with supports from 505 Games, the upcoming game will still feature the core mechanics of Portal Knights, including sandbox gameplay, RPG elements, and construction. However, unlike Portal Knights, it will be a free-to-play game with other monetization models. This means pay-to-win is indeed a concern here, but it’s too early to say anything just yet. We’ll just have to wait and see.

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The upcoming game will include both the core mechanics of Portal Knights and some inventions of its own

According to the press release, the game will also give players new gameplay mechanics to enjoy, including creating their own maps, joining guilds to participate in PvP battles, and more. It will be published by Duoyi Network in China and by 505 Games in other regions.

A footage of the demo gameplay is expected to be shown at the China Joy event, which takes place from August 2 to August 5. We’ll keep you updated, so stay tuned.