Vindictus is an action MMORPG and a prequel to the popular MMORPG Mabinogi and is known as Mabinogi Heroes in Asia. Vindictus takes place in the same setting used in Mabinogi, but is placed chronologically several hundred years prior to the first game during a period of war and strife. Vindictus follows Nexon's traditional free-to-play model. The game itself is free to download and play and charges no purchase price. The game contains a virtual item shop to purchase in-game items with Nexon's virtual currency called NX to enhance the player's character's appearance and abilities. Also, the game has only several, pre-made, gender-locked characters representing the different classes. The game doesn't have a big persistent world, instead, it is instance based.