Mabinogi is a role-playing game set in a fantasy world. Mabinogi offers a multitude of skills to develop and a generally high level of diversity among players, skills, and environments.
The game engine features cell-shaded graphics, which enhance the anime-looking characters. The game world is developed continuously, through the release of important patches (referred to as "Generations" and "Chapters") that introduce new areas, features and advance the storyline. The user interface is familiarly simple and designed in the likeness of Microsoft Windows' task bar, allowing the player to access most game panels with ease (experienced players can also make use of keyboard shortcuts, to simplify certain tasks).
Commercially, Mabinogi is built on a hybrid Value Added Services model (which varies slightly on each game localization), that allows free but limited gameplay and the subscription of paid packages, purchased through the game service shop, which unlock the full game experience. The game service is currently available in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China. A global version will be released by Nexon on January 30, 2008 at 2pm PST. This is the trailer for the global version. The website is http://mabinogi.nexon.net/