Rise up, manhwa fans!

The popular web novel series Solo Leveling is getting its own video game adaptation. Officially announced during Netmarble’s recent press event, the adaptation will be an action RPG title for PC and Mobile.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Solo Leveling game, including its release date, playable characters, and status of the manhwa.


What is Solo Leveling?

Official first issue of Solo Leveling
Credit: Chugong and Dubu

Solo Leveling is a Korean web novel series, also known as manhwa, written by Chu-Gong and illustrated by Jang “Dubu” Sang-rak of Redice Studio.

In a modern world where humans can possess magical abilities and become hunters, a lowly E-rank hunter named Sung Jin-woo struggles to pay his mother’s hospital bills.

Despite garnering a reputation of being the world’s weakest hunter, he makes an honest wage by frequently joining dungeon raids.

After his party left him for dead in a dangerous double lair, Jin-woo accidentally completed a secret quest, which earned him the right to become a “player”, a special role that allows him to clear dungeons, obtain quests, and raise his stats by himself.


Release date of Solo Leveling game

Sung Jinwoo in Solo Leveling game
Screenshot by Joseph Asuncion/ONE Esports

The Solo Leveling game is currently in development by Netmarble Neo. The gaming company released a gameplay trailer during its fifth Netmarble Together with Press (NTP) event. There is no official release date as of now.

Netmarble CEO Kwon Young-sik mentioned that the latest lineup of 20 major titles is part of the company’s goal to hold strong in-house IPs.

(To be updated)



List of playable characters

The trailer showcased the characters you can play as in the action RPG, and featured a few quick hack-and-slash combos akin to Devil May Cry.

Here’s a list of all playable Solo Leveling game characters so far:

  • Sung Jin-woo
  • Cha Hae-in
  • Fighter class
  • Ranger class

(To be updated)


Status of the manhwa

The Solo Leveling manhwa published its final chapter on December 29, 2021, closing out the series with a total of 179 chapters.

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