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New MMORPG Ends Service, Folks Think They Know Why

[Image via 2ch]
[Image via 2ch]
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Yesterday, free-to-play MMORPG Chaos Saga launched in Japan. Today, less than 24 hours later, the game’s service suddenly ended. Some wonder if the reason was that Chaos Saga’s characters look very familiar.

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Chaos Saga is from DMM.com, a major Japanese streaming and online video rental service. It also has released adult games as well as non-adult browser games and MMORPGs such as Chaos Saga.

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The game’s official site currently reads in large red letters, “Notice of Service Ending.”

So, what’s the deal? Online, some think that Chaos Saga characters look like Final Fantasy XI’s. Here is a comparison:

[Image via 2ch]
[Image via 2ch]
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Japanese website Afternoon News points out that Chaos Saga even had this character:

[Image via suitekiya2]
[Image via suitekiya2]
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Heh.

To be fair, maybe the game was canned for another reason? Hours after the game launched, maintenance was announced, so there could have been other problems with Chaos Saga. Right? Well...

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A spokesperson for the game told Afternoon News that the game was cancelled due to “various reasons.”

Chaos, indeed. 

Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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leberschnitzel
Leberschnitzel

I looked at the picture and thought “so those are just different views of the game?” and then read that it’s a comparrison.... I honestly wouldn’t know that these are pictures from different games o.o