Giant Network (ZT Game)
Level UP! Games
Furizen Solutions (Gamemela)
|Release Dates|| December 27, 2007
October 23, 2009
November 9, 2009
March 17, 2010
December 8, 2010
May 4, 2011
September 21, 2011
November 11, 2011
December 7, 2011
February 15, 2012
April 11, 2012
October 11, 2012
December 4, 2012
July 10, 2013
July 17, 2013
October 9, 2013
April 2, 2014
|Ratings||GRAC (South Korea): All ?
GSRR (Taiwan): 12
CERO (Japan): ?
CADPA (China): 16
ERSB (North America): T ?
USK (Germany): 12
PEGI (Europe): 12
OK (Thailand): 13
ClassInd (Brazil): L
|Genres||MMORPG, Action-Adventure, Fighting, Platformer, Side-scroller|
|Input||Keyboard, Mouse, Gamepad|
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Elsword (Korean: 엘소드 Elsword) is a free-to-play, action-oriented massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by KOG Studios. It was first released at the end of 2007 in South Korea and later localized and made available to play in other regions. The game was originally developed as a spiritual successor to KOG Studios' other game, Grand Chase, specifically evolving the graphics from 2D to 3D. This MMORPG boasts a 2.5D side-scrolling gameplay with beat'em up combat, manga-inspired visuals, and an immersive fantasy world. The story of the game follows the title protagonist Elsword and the El Search Party as they travel across the world of Elrios to protect the El from the encroaching demonic forces.
In the land of Elrios, the world is given life thanks to the power of the El, a mystical gem that radiates energy. However, the harmony of Elrios was disrupted by one of the masters of the El, Solace, when he kidnapped the El Lady, the one chosen by the goddess Ishmael to watch over the El. This caused the El to become unstable and explode, leading to its current existence as numerous crystal shards of energy scattered across the continent. While the Nasod and human civilizations began to disappear, survivors could only prosper where larger El Shards were, as those shards hold great enough power to sustain the nature and civilization around it. Towns and villages were rebuilt around these large shards with the remaining El Masters protecting them to restore power to the El. But with the disruption came the rise of wicked beings who seek the power of the El for their own.
Our story begins with Elsword, a young boy continuing his knight training in the village of Ruben. He discovers the great, blue demon Berthe trying to take away the El Shard in Ruben, which is vital in maintaining life for the village and the surrounding forest. Elsword unleashes his anger and manages to force Berthe to retreat, with the help of the wandering magician, Aisha, who happened upon the battle. Meanwhile, the elven ranger Rena overhears a group of bandits also planning to steal Ruben's El Shard. She engages the leader, Banthus, but he is able to escape with the El Shard. Rena, Elsword, and Aisha resolve to work together to retrieve the stolen El Shard from Banthus and the bandits, thus forming the El Search Party. This would begin their adventure as the members of the El Search Party travel across the continent to track down the El, make new allies and friends, stop powerful and cunning foes, solve the mysteries surrounding the El and the El Lady, and protect Elrios from the growing evil that threatens to destroy it.
Players can choose to play as one of thirteen playable characters, each with their own unique characteristics, abilities, and backstories. Players will traverse through diverse areas and villages, where they can talk to NPCs and accept quests or access the game's various shops and facilities. Players can venture into dungeons and fields, where they can defeat enemies and tough bosses using attack commands and special skills to string together powerful combos. Doing so will allow players to complete Epic Quests, which unfold the story though dialogue cutscenes and sometimes rendered videos. Defeating monsters and completing quests can reward items, equipment, and ED, the main in-game currency. ED can be used to purchase various items, equipment, and services. The game servers also generally have limited-time in-game events that players can participate in to earn special rewards and benefits. Players can choose to use real cash currency to purchase exclusive goods from the Item Mall. Some of the main types of items available in the Item Mall are costume pieces and customizations, which can be purchased to dress up and customize characters to make them personalized.
Players earn experience from defeating enemies, clearing dungeons, and completing quests to level up and advance their characters. Upon reaching level 15, players can upgrade their character along a specialized job path, each with their own fighting style and personality, which gives access to new skills and abilities. The player is then able to advance their characters further at level 35 and unlock more powers for their class with the Transcendence system at level 70. The final advancement sits at the current level cap of level 99, unlocking the Force Skill system and more abilities, as well as granting access to the Master Class system upon progressing far enough into the story.
Upon reaching the level cap of 99 and completing a certain quest, players can continue to earn experience to earn points in the El Resonance system, which can be invested in various stat increases to specialize characters and make them even stronger.
Players can collect and use a variety of items found throughout their journey. Quests can reward items upon completions, and NPCs can sell some items to players. Dungeons and bosses can drop rare equipment and items as well. Equipment can be dismantled into materials, which can be used to craft even stronger equipment. Equipment can also be enhanced at blacksmiths to power up its main stats, socketed to give additional stats, or attributed at an alchemist to gain additional elemental effects. Special dungeons available at higher levels drop special materials and equipment that is needed to craft the strongest, endgame weapons and armor. Other items such as consumables and elixirs can be crafted as well. Players can also own pet companions who can accompany them on their journey, as well as mounts to provide swift transportation.
Players can interact with each other by communicating via the chat window, forming parties either manually, through automatic matchmaking, or with the party list, playing in the fields or dungeons together (PvE), sparring or dueling in player versus player (PvP) matches, becoming part of a guild, trading with one another and selling items on the market board, and combining forces to tackle giant Raid Bosses.
Elsword is the titular swordsman who carries a great sword to slash and bash his enemies. He is an aspiring young knight who has trained under the guidance of his sister and knight of Velder, Elesis, since he was a young age. When she had to leave home, Elsword promised her that he would train his swordsmanship and become strong for when they meet again. Ambitious and hotheaded, Elsword is always looking for a challenge, but he is good-natured at heart.
On another day of training in Ruben, Elsword finds a bunch of bandits blocking his way. After dealing with them, he discovers the demon Berthe taking the the village's El Shard. With his determination to protect his hometown, Elsword resonates with the El and draws the power to fend off Berthe. As Berthe retreats, Aisha runs to Elsword's aid, but he questions this new stranger. Rena interrupts their arguing to inform them that the bandits have stolen the El. Elsword joins forces with Aisha and Rena, and they all depart on their journey together with the mission of restoring the lost El.
Elsword's strength lies in his close-ranged skill with the sword, but he can also harness the power of fire to deal some explosive attacks. He can take a number of hits and strike right back.
Aisha is a genius mage, well-versed in the art of magic. While exploring an ancient ruin with her grandfather in search of an artifact, she had the misfortune of losing most of her magical powers by the effects of said artifact, a cursed ring. A mysterious hooded man then stole the ring away from her. Despite the loss, Aisha decided to embark on a journey to recover the ring and remaster her magic by learning about El. She is intelligent, brash, and confident in her abilities with staff in hand.
Aisha's search for El Shards leads her to the Tree of El in Ruben, where she meets a red haired boy struggling against a great, blue beast. She decides to lend a hand, and together, they scare off the monster. Aisha introduces herself to Elsword, but his ungrateful attitude makes her think he's quite obnoxious. They get into an argument (which will become common between them), but Rena interjects with news of the stolen El Shard. Aisha joins the two on a quest to find the lost El while she hones her magical powers.
Aisha specializes in overwhelming her opponents with fireballs and wide array of powerful spells in quick succession, and she can give a quick whack with her staff to fend of anyone too close to her mana-charging space.
Rena is an elven marksman able to call forth the power of nature to her aid. She bears the duty to protect the El in order to maintain the stability of the world and the ties between Elrios and the Elven plane. When the weakening El endangers the realms, Rena is tasked with investigating and restoring it. She is usually calm and collected, and she's known to act motherly to the team.
Rena's journey begins in Ruben, where El resonates from the Tree of El. There, she overhears Banthus's plot to steal the El. She tries to stop him and his bandits, but she couldn't prevent Banthus from running away with Ruben's El Shard. Determined, Rena quickly enlists the help of the bickering Elsword and Aisha to track Banthus and the El down.
Rena can fire magic arrows to shoot down enemies, as well as deliver fierce kicks in close-combat. She is also capable of graceful movements and calling on nature to enhance her abilities.
Raven is a mercenary reborn with a Nasod arm to battle alongside his blade. Raven was once a commoner, but he worked his way up to become the proud captain of the Crow Mercenary Knights of Velder. However, his success drew the attention of jealous aristocrats. Raven was framed by those nobles and betrayed by his friend, leading him to lose his comrades and his fiancée. On the verge of death, Raven accepted a deal that a Nasod who found him had presented him: to be reborn with the power to enact his revenge on those who had took everything from him.
Raven was filled with fury and rage, and the control device implanted in him used his anger to take over his consciousness. He and his rebel group terrorized the Ponggo of Altera and stole the El Shard from Wally's Airship for the Nasods. Elsword and the El Search Party confronted Raven aboard the Black Crow to stop his destruction and take back the El. Raven's battle with the party helped him regain his sanity and remember that he wanted to protect those he holds dear. He then joins the party to find the missing El in hopes of enforcing justice and atoning for his sins.
Raven wields a blade to attack with quick slashes and thrusts, while his Nasod arm is capable of heavy scratches, hard punches, and even explosive firepower. He also harnesses his rage into a weaponized core that can pierce through enemies and shield him from damage.
Eve is the ancient queen of the Nasod race and fights with her two trusty drones, Moby and Remy. After war broke out between humans and Nasods for the power of El back in ancient times, Eve had to go into hibernation, becoming the last of the ancient Nasod race. Eve awoke from her preservation capsule after an El fragment flew into it, and she learned the current state of her race. In order to revive her race, she reprogrammed her capsule to power Altera Core and revive the King Nasod, which were programmed to collect El energy, research the new era, and create new Nasods. Intelligent but alone, the Little Queen of the Nasods went back into hibernation to energize the Core, hoping to reawaken to the reborn Nasod race.
Eve awakened years later as a result of the defeat of King Nasod, who had become corrupted along with his creations and continued the ancient war against humans. The El Search Party stopped King Nasod's reign in order to take back Ruben's El, which Raven had delivered to Altera Core. With all her efforts in vain, Eve was once again alone in the present time. However, a red-haired boy offered to be her friend. Eve, with renewed hope, joins her new friend and the El Search Party to face a new demonic threat and revive her race.
Eve commands her drones to aid in her gliding mobility and hit enemies so she does not have to lay a hand on them. She will, however, slap someone who truly angers her. She can also fire electron balls from a range to electrify foes. As the Nasod Queen, Eve also summons a variety of units or weaponry to deal with those who oppose her.
Chung is the White Wolf of Hamel who defends using a powerful cannon called the Destroyer. Chung trained in combat as part of the Seiker family who protects Hamel. Despite his young and delicate appearance, Chung has a brave heart and is willing to protect the innocent and those he holds dear.
Chung learned the sad fate of his father, Helputt, who became possessed by the demons while trying to protect Hamel. Chung chose to confront his father in an attempt to save him and defend Hamel from the advancing demonic forces, but Chung was no match for the mighty colossus. Fortunately, Elsword and the El Search Party had arrived and helped Chung escape from the battlefield. Once his injuries recovered, Chung joins the party in its quest to stop the demon invasion of Hamel so he can become strong enough to save his father and take back the Water El from the demons.
Chung has the strength to skillfully wield his heavy Destroyer, using it as both a melee weapon to smash enemies and a cannonball launcher to blow up foes. His Freiturnier body armor allows him to withstand many blows and enter Berserk Mode to unleash his full power.
Ara is a spear-wielding martial artist from the land of Fahrmann. She trained tirelessly as a descendant of the 'Haan' family, who have been the guardians of sacred animal spirits for generations. Young, brave, and a bit clumsy, Ara is a kindhearted individual who will always do her best to protect her loved ones.
One fateful night, demons invaded Ara's village. Despite her best effort, Ara could not defend the villagers from being felled by demons. As she tried to guard a sacred shrine, Ara fell into a secret altar as the floor beneath her collapsed. There, she discovered her brother Aren had been corrupted by the Dark El and led the invasion. She tried to talk to him, but the now demon general prepared to strike Ara down. However, the mystical fox spirit of the altar's hairpin artifact, Eun, awakened to protect Ara. As Ran flees with an El fragment, Ara teams up with the fox spirit to embark on a journey to save her demonized brother. Her journey brings her to the Hall of Waters, where she finds Ran facing against Chung and the El Search Party. After Ran escapes from the confrontation, Ara joins the party so that, together, they may stop the demons, and her brother.
Ara's spearmanship allows her to attack swiftly with a long melee range. Her connection to the Millennium Fox grants her the ability to absorb Spirit Energy, which is used to perform powerful spirit arts. She also boasts high mobility with quick movements and air-running.
Elesis is the renowned "Red Haired Knight" who skillfully cuts down her foes with her great claymore in hand. She trained tirelessly away from home to become the warrior she is today. She returned home to her brother, Elsword, in Ruben and helped him train in the way of the sword. Elesis, with her zealous nature, is able to mentor her brother and use her fearsome skills to lead her comrades to victory.
Elesis peacefully spent her days training with her brother, that is until an unexpected visitor arrived. On that fateful day, Elesis was challenged by the Demon General Scar. In order to protect her brother, she accepted. The battle was fierce, and Scar was almost able to end it until Elsword gave Elesis the opening she needed to land a critical blow. Scar retreated, swearing that he would end her life the next time they meet as he teleported away. Elesis sensed that her encounter was a sign of imminent danger to Elrios, so she left home once more so she may keep her brother and her homeland safe from the impending demon invasion. Her mission brings her to the kingdom of Velder, where she leads the Velder Knights against the demon aggressors. When Elsword and his companions arrive at the Burning Hope Bridge, Elesis rescues her brother from meeting his end. She then joins the El Search Party in its fight against the demons.
Elesis is quite adept at close-quarter combat with her agile swordplay and defense. Her ability to use fire magic enhances her offense to turn the tides of battle. Her strong and fast attacks along with defensive maneuvers allow her to control the battlefield.
Add is a crazed mechanic who electrifies his foes with his Dynamos, mechanized weapons of his own creation. His family had a legacy of researching the Nasod, so Add is fascinated by the wonders of Nasod technology. But this led to his family being persecuted and murdered when he was just a child. Add escaped his enslavement, only to be isolated for years in an ancient library of vast knowledge. Scarred by his troubled past, Add uses his intelligence to ruthlessly pursue his goals.
Add's time in the ancient library had transported him from the past to present-day Elrios. He learned only a few traces of the Nasod remain in this time, but he needed to seek them out if he ever wanted to return back to his own time. With the help of Wally, the lord of Elder, and his research, Add discovered information on Altera and the Nasod Queen, Eve. He embarked on his quest to track Eve down in order to learn what makes such a highly sophisticated Nasod tick. Add ends up tracking her in the company of the El Search Party at the Ancient Waterway. There, after defending Eve from a surprise attack, Add lends his genius to the El Search Party.
Add dominates battles with his Dynamos, giving his melee attacks extended range with their electric shocks and creating explosive attacks with large areas of effect. He will also gain the ability to close in on a target instantly with his Nasod Armor. This makes him very versatile with close and long range attacks. His Dynamos also help his air mobility.
Luciel refers to the dynamic duo of Lu, a dethroned queen of the demon realm who summons demonic magic from her gauntlets, and Ciel, a hitman bound to serve her with his pair of gunblades. Betrayed by her aid, Lu had her powers sealed and her authority usurped. With what little power she had left, she escaped to Elrios with her body like that of a child. Ciel came across the injured Lu and decided to take her in, whether it was because of his sympathetic heart or his fondness for things small and cute. Despite her appearance, Lu acts aristocratically and is very demanding, though she still has quite the sweet tooth. Ciel is serious and reliable with his service; with his cooking knowledge and skills, he is often seen as like a butler.
The quiet days they shared were cut short when demon assassins found out where Lu was hiding. A succubus fired a deadly energy beam at Lu, but Ciel sacrificed himself to protect her. At that moment of death, Ciel conversed with Lu within their souls. Lu didn't want to lose Ciel, so she offered him a contract: she can save his life, but he will resurrect as a half-demon who shares his soul with his new master. Ciel didn't want Lu to cry, so he chose to follow Lu. The contract they made gave the reawakened duo the power to fend off their attackers. Together, Lu and Ciel set out to stop the scheming demons and regain Lu's lost power and authority. The duo meets the El Search Party at the Burnt Forest. With their shared goal of ending the demon invasion, Lu offers her demon wisdom and Ciel's talents to the cause.
Lu crushes her foes with heavy gauntlet blows and demonic energy, while Ciel strikes down enemies with quick slashes and magic bullets from his gunblades. Their contract makes it so only one of them is active at a time in battle, but they can tag in and out freely for dynamic usage of each one's unique abilities. And when the duo are in sync, they can unleash devastating unison attacks.
Rose is a female gunner and special collaboration character with the game Dungeon Fighter Online. She crosses over into Elrios from a dimension known as Empyrean, where she grew up to be a soldier. This skilled individual climbed the ranks to be enlisted in the elite force known as the Majestic Garden, where Rose shows her dedication to aiding and protecting the Princess.
As the heavens began to show signs of great disaster, strange monsters from another dimension appeared and attacked the Princess. With how dangerous the situation was becoming, the Princess investigated the dimensional tear. After discovering the cause, the Princess tasked Rose with a special mission: to travel to the dimension of Elrios and remove the source of Empyrean's disaster. For her Princess, Rose accepted. Once preparations and the dimensional portal device were complete, Rose made the jump. Once she landed in Elrios, the battle navigator she was provided activated, a mouthy device named Zero. Together, Rose and Zero begin their search for the source of the great disaster. Their investigation leads them to Elysion, where the two witness Elsword and the El Search Party battle Solace. After the red-haired boy makes his choice, Rose is asked to assist the El Search Party by the El Lady and Solace. Rose and Zero catch up to the party in Elrianode, after investigating Debrian Laboratory. Though their reasons may be different, the two parties join forces under the common goal of stopping the disaster that threatens their respective dimensions.
Rose's main firearms are her revolvers, muskets, auto-guns, and hand-cannons, giving her an array of mid-to-long range options. Her skills as an elite soldier shine through in her nimble movements, close-quarter kicks, and ability to use numerous types of devastating weaponry. She can also increase the power of her shots through the continuous use of her guns.
The Goddess Ishmael created an existence that would act as her emissary to restore Elrios's weakening El. His name is Ainchase Ishamel. He carries a pendulum to call forth the powers bestowed upon him by the Goddess. Proud and determined, Ain strives to fulfill his mission under the name of the Goddess.
Ain arrived to Elrios on the day of the El Explosion, with no time to react. The explosion ripped open a tear in Time and Space, and Ain fell through the gap. With his mission seemingly failed and his energy gone, Ain begun to fade as he aimlessly traversed the chaotic dimension. He almost lost all hope, but then he sensed a faint trace of the El. He followed it, drawing strength from it as he got closer. With his sense of purpose reignited, Ain regained enough power to escape from the twisted dimension of Time and Space and re-materialize in Elrios. The source of El energy he pursued led him to Ruben about 500 years after the El Explosion. There he finds a red-haired boy who appears to have some resonance with the El fighting off a demon while an El Shard is stolen by a bandit. Ain introduces himself to the boy, the magician, and the elf as a priest serving the Goddess. His plan is to get along with the group so he can follow the El and complete his mission. So the mysterious Ain assists the El Search Party to restore the power of the El from the very beginning of the party's journey... right?
Once he unlocks his powers with his pendulum, Ain harnesses his godly abilities to project weapons like swords and daggers for close-quarters combat and fire El energy for ranged combat. He can also switch between enhancing the outward projections he creates and the magic that cycles through his body, allowing for an unconventional, but unique, fighting style with limitless potential. Ain can also awaken the chaotic power within him to increase his power in stages.
Elsword has expanded across various other mediums over the years since its release, covering many aspects of the Elsword story and universe.
Elsword saw the release of many manhwas and comics.
One of the first is ElType, an official series of online magazines containing stories with the Elsword characters, gag comics, and promotional content. The first volume was released in May 2009, and the fourth volume was released in April 2010 before the series went on hiatus. ElType returned in December 2012 with the first volume Season 2, helping promote the release of Ara. The fourth and final volume of Season 2 released in June 2013. Season 3 began in July 2014, but only had 2 volumes. The second volume, released in December 2014, promoted the release of Luciel. The latest season, Season 4, has two volumes. The first came out in December 2015, which promoted Elysion and Rose. The second volume and the last in the ElType series released February 2016.
There is also a manhwa series simply named Elsword, written by Kim Eun Jong and with art done by Harim. The series began with its first volume released in March 25, 2008 and continued up to Vol. 26, released in January 25, 2017. Its story seems to be loosely based on the game's story up through Sander. One notable feature of this manhwa series is its depiction of the characters and how they job-change.
KOG officially released some special promotion comics for the release of new content. The Cartoon Book series promoted various new releases, like Chung, Hamel, and Velder's Hallucination. The Transform to the Max series shared the backstory of the Transform paths of first six playable characters. The Elesis Red-Haired Swordsman comic promoted Elesis's release, while the Together with You series promoted Luciel's release.
Currently, KOG is releasing a series of voiced webtoons that explore and expand on a specific playable character and their backstory. Starting near the end of June 2016, the first series was Lu & Ciel's Tea Time, where Ciel shares with Lu how he learned to cook, and why he learned how to fight. The second series was Quantum Leap, focusing on Edward Grenore and what led him to become the troubled Add today. Next is Raven's Double Crow, exploring Raven's past and the important promise he made. Incident Log of Strongest High Magician in the World followed, featuring Aisha and the strange incident she experienced while searching for certain information. Crossroads of the Wind teaches more about Rena and her connection to the spirits, especially to one in particular. Shadow of the Silver Moon details Ara's encounter after the fall of her village with an unexpected source of information about her brother. The voiced webtoon series about Chung's resolve and glimpses of his and Helputt's past is titled Blue Dawn. The latest webcomic, CODE: REFACTORING, details Eve's initial awakening after the decline of her race and her meeting with a special individual who teaches her what it means to be the Queen of the Nasod.
In 2014, Elsword Brazil released its own webcomics series, written by Fábio Yabu. It contains 13 volumes.
|Director||이동신 (Lee Dong Shin)||2016~Current|
|이승헌 (Lee Seung Heon)||2015~2016|
|권오당 (Kwon Oh Dang)||2011~2015|
|김창호 (Kim Chang Ho)||2007~2011|
|Voice Director||Michael Sorich||Directed KOG Games' Voice Over Project for NA server|
|Character Modeler||Sylpie||Remodeled Aisha's, Rena's, and Raven's face in a model update patch.|
|RESS||Main Concept Designer, Illustrator (2006-2010)|
- Character Concepts: Elsword, Aisha, Rena, Raven, and Eve (base and first/second path 1st and 2nd jobs)
|흑주돈||Concept Artist, Illustrator |
- Character Concept: Chung (base and first/second path 1st and 2nd jobs)
|문어인간 (OCTOMAN/Takoman)||Concept Artist, Illustrator |
- Character Concept: Sheath Knight, Trapping Ranger, Shelling Guardian, Infinity Sword, and Dimension Witch
|광견샤프트||Concept Artist, Illustrator |
- Original Portraits: Veteran Commander and Saber Knight 
|Sando||Concept Artist, Illustrator |
- Character Concept: Infinity Sword, Ara, Little Hsien, Sakra Devanam, Elesis, Pyro Knight, Arc Tracer, Little Specter, Crimson Rose, and Freyja
|즉흥환상 (hwansang)||Concept Artist, Official Illustrator (2013-2015, 2017-2018); Freelance Illustrator (2016~) |
- Character Concept: Little Devil, Blazing Heart, Add (base and all 1st and 2nd jobs except for Arc Tracer), Lu/Ciel, Code: Ultimate, Catastrophe, and Code: Esencia
|Sylpi||Concept Artist, Illustrator |
- Character Concept: Yama Raja and Grand Master
|초코마카롱 / KYH||Concept Artist, Illustrator |
- Character Concept: Lofty: Executor and Aether Sage
|Pixel||UI/UX Designer, Calligraphy and Icon Artist , Motion Graphics Designer (2013-2015)|
- Cash Skill Cut-ins: ELS Office Wear cut-ins, Royal/Majestic Butterfly cut-ins
|Elsword||정유미 (Jeong Yu Mi)||鈴村 健一 (Kenichi Suzumura)||Nicolas Roye|
|Aisha||이지영 (Yi Ji Yong)||釘宮 理恵 (Kugimiya Rie)||Sandy Fox|
|Rena||정미숙 (Jeong Mi Sok)||堀江 由衣 (Horie Yui)||Cristina Vee|
|Raven||박성태 (Bak Seong Tae)||宮野 真守 (Miyano Mamoru)||Brian Beacock|
|Eve||우정신 (Woo Jeong Shin)||能登 麻美子 (Noto Mamiko)||Brianna Knickerbocker|
|Chung||양정화 (Yang Jeong Hwa)||沢城 みゆき (Sawashiro Miyuki)||???|
|Ara||여민정 (Yeo Min Jeong)||佐藤 聡美 (Satomi Satō)||Dina Sherman|
|Elesis||윤여진 (Yoon Yuh Jin)||井上 麻里奈 (Inoue Marina)||Erin Fitzgerald|
|Add||정재헌 (Jeong Jae-heon)||釘宮 理恵 (Kugimiya Rie)||Bryce Papenbrook|
|Lu||김현지 (Kim Hyeonji)||井口 裕香 (Yuka Iguchi)||???|
|Ciel||김영선 (Kim Yeongson)||杉山 紀彰 (Noriaki Sugiyama)||JC Hyke|
|Rose||이용신 (Lee Yong Shin)||小清水 亜美 (Ami Koshimizu)||Erica Lindbeck|
|Ain||김승준 (Kim Seung Jun)||武内 駿輔 (Takeuchi Shunsuke)||???|
|Laby||장예나 (Jang Ye-na)||加藤 英美里 (Katō Emiri)||Faye Mata|
|Noah||이새아 (Isaea)||堀江瞬 (Horie Shun)||Brandon Winckler|
Pre-release Trailer 1 (2007)|
Beginners Site Movie
NA Promo Trailer (2015)
NA Promo Trailer (2017)
| Animated Trailer (2007)|
JP Promo Trailer (2014)
EU Promo Trailer "Playing with Fire"
- The game has seen 3 original plot arcs over the course of it lifespan. The current arc is even directly referenced as being the beginning of a new story by the final Elysion cutscene having Elsword speak the words "That was the beginning of everything" upon restoring the El.
- The first arc involved retrieving the El that was stolen by bandits, covering the events from Ruben to Altera. Being the first arc, it is the least elaborate and has received the most adjustments to add foreshadowing for later events.
- The second arc deals with the threat of a demon invasion and a mysterious prophecy involving the El Lady, covering the events from Feita to Elysion.
- The third and currently ongoing arc takes place after the restoration of the El, and involves the Henir Order and the Dark El, detailing the events of Elrianode and beyond.
- The game originally featured the ability to charge MP up to a certain amount to trigger specific tier skills, much like in Grand Chase. The skill tiers that still exist today are a remnant of said feature, as it was replaced with Mana Break instead.
- Being a spiritual successor to Grand Chase, many skills and early characters have similar attacks or concepts to those of Grand Chase, such as Arme and Aisha.
- However, most skills that share a name between the two games have no relation to one another, and the names are often rather generic, making the shared names more coincidental than anything.
- Starting with Add, trailers for new characters have been primarily animated rather than CG.
- The original mascot for the game was the Phoru enemy present early in the game. They have been overshadowed by the Baby Hedgehog pet in recent days however.
- Between the end of Atlas Station region and the recent Pruinaum Outskirts region, almost all of the music is instead licensed stock music, potentially as a means to reduce production costs.
|Taiwan (Traditional Chinese)||艾爾之光||El's Light|
|China (Simplified Chinese)||艾尔之光||El's Light|
|South Korea||Nexon||Elsword KR||Only Korean players|
(as of 03/01/2019)
|Japan||KOG Games||Elsword JP||Only Japan players|
|Taiwan||Gamania (TIC)||Elsword TW||Only Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan players|
|Elsword CN||No IP block|
|North America||KOG Games||Elsword NA & International||Japanese, Taiwanese and Korean players excluded|
(as of 01/13/2021)
KOG GamesKOG Games and Level UP! Games
KOG GamesKOG Games and Asiasoft (PlayPark)
|Europe||Germany||Gameforge||Elsword DE||No IP Block|
|United Kingdom||Elsword UK|
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