A:IR - Ascent Infinite Realm

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  1. Ashai

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    Today, Kakao Games officially announced that it will be publishing the new MMORPG Ascent: Infinite Realm, or A:IR, in Western territories. This upcoming MMORPG for PC is being developed by Bluehole, a leading South Korean studio known for the highly successful Tera and their recent blockbuster hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. A:IR was unveiled during today’s G-Star Bluehole media showcase in Busan, South Korea.

    The media briefing showcased A:IR’s open world―marrying a steampunk setting with high fantasy magical elements, as well as the Realm vs Realm (RvR) aerial combat feature that pits all kinds of fantastical ships against one another. A:IR will be playable at the Bluehole booth during G-Star 2017 held at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center. Kakao Games expects to prepare a first beta test for Ascent: Infinite Realm in the first half of 2018. Initially, Kakao Games intends to localize the game in English, German, and French.

    ABOUT ASCENT: INFINITE REALM (A:IR)

    Ascent: Infinite Realm takes place in a high fantasy steampunk world where machines and magic rule and everyone is dependent on flight to explore, travel, and conquer. In search of a new home, adventurers take to the skies using a wide selection of airships, vehicles, and flying mounts to traverse A:IR’s open, highly vertical world.

    REALM VS REALM COMBAT

    Vehicles and mounts in A:IR serve more than just the purpose of transportation; they will also provide adventurers with the ultimate battle experience: A:IR’s Realm vs Realm PvP mode. In RvR, factions fight for fame and glory, taking turns to lead offensive and defensive efforts using all kinds of fantastical flying vehicles. Players can also join the fight from the ground with mechs and the use of anti-air artillery to fight airborne threats or initiate ground based aerial attacks depending on the map and strategy.

    Various strategic weapons such as cannons, mines and attack buffs are at each faction’s disposal to tip the balance in their favour. The combination of ground-based and aerial combat makes each fight strategically challenging and dynamic.

    KEEPING IT PERSONALIZED

    Most of A:IR’s content is highly customizable, allowing players to tailor detailed aspects of their play experience and unleash their creativity. An airship, for instance, can have its type, appearance, color, and performance modified. Players can even create their own quests, alter their hunting grounds, and change the difficulty when battling monsters in dungeons or hunting areas.

    KEY FEATURES

    1. Explore a beautifully designed high fantasy steampunk world

    2. Discover a fusion of classic MMORPG elements with multi-dimensional gameplay encompassing both land and sky

    3. Choose from five fully customizable classes

    4. Conquer the skies with A:IR’s Realm vs Realm mode and experience massive aerial battles



    My Note:
    It's like so many worlds mixed together but with the same publisher of BDO releasing it it to the west. ArcheAge Elements/TERA/more.

    btw this is "Project W" which was posted a year ago here it now has a name.


    *Ninjas out*
     
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    Well rip that makes my error :) was doing a mini sweep since I had time to read up on stuff. Not sure how I managed to miss the other two posts lol.
     
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    Na, your post was the best - I closed the other ones lol. Wrong sections anyways.

    But yeah, game looks really awesome from what they've shown. First time a video has actually got me hyped since ArcheAge. Can't wait to learn more about it.
     
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    Just making sure :)

    I knew that BlueHole had a project going years back I just forgot about it and when I had time to stick my nose into gaming news I was like "Oh....ohhhhhh"

    Because yes it majorly oozes like elements of a lot of current games and it looks TERA/BDO graphiclly and more so that its being released to NA/EU by Kakao Games.

    So I'm hoping my life will settle down by the time one of said games I posted updates for has a NA Beta (insert really bad laugh).

    This game looks very intriguing.
     
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    Damage numbers? Can't be made by the same developers.
     
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    I mean... it's not PA. So yeah.
     
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    Looks like it could be a fun game. Will have to keep an eye on tihs.
     
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    Mmm yeh the game is made by BlueHole (Which is the maker of TERA & Player Unknown Battlegrounds) , not PearlAbyss but Kakao Games is publishing the game in the West/EU (who brings us Black Desert) as they used to be Daum.

    They are looking at 2018 for BETA first half, but not sure if that means KR or waiting till they translate and do a global beta due to it already having a Publisher. We'll see.
     
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    I thought I saw something about the Korean beta starting even earlier and that was the date for the global beta, will see if I can find a source on that though.
     
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    Thanks for posting this Ashai. Style-wise looks like a more Final Fantasy mech/fantasy blend which i like, but the freaking content they already have showing in the video seems like a ton. Has this been out in Korea for a while?
     
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    This was originally announced as Project W a year ago so it has been in development for at least that long. Korean Beta testing begins the end of the year. Would not surprise me if Alpha testing began when the game was originally announced and development had started a couple years before that.
     
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    The good news is having experienced developers.
     
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    BlueHole has had it under their lock and key for a long while, I can't even remember back when they did a teaser poster and most people where like "Oh looks like they are making TERA 2" Then I kinda wondered off.

    So December huh, then yeh 2018 would be NA/EU...well they did a pretty good job of keeping a shut lid on it for so long. Not sure if I could get access for those dates because of work. Bluehole isn't that tight in regards to getting into their games. I played TERA KR for a long while.

    We'll see I'll have to look into it. I'm curious about the Arial combat , assuming it should be way better then Riders that there was a nightmare.
     
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    Looks interesting, is there a website up yet? Google failed me so just checking
     
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    Well they did TERA very well..so I am very happy to see this game by them. I look forward to news next year!
     
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    Which already gives them a mile head plus from me and why I'm curious. The only thing I'd like to see is the Character Creation and Class System.

    If these are just gender locked (I would hope not but...TERA has been doing gender locked classes here recently...) , or has both sexs and if the classes are baseline and you can branch off like Lost Ark..or if they have more planned. It's weird to see a BlueHole game not have many classes from the start like TERA did.
     
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    Which is why I'm pretty interested because BlueHole did well with TERA and PUB. Just however I even looked at the lot of new videos that Steparu shared non of them seem to answer my two concerns. Gender Locks and if the Classes can advanced or is that all they plan to start with. Which is much less then what TERA did.

    That Video tho, looks like they are just showing off one PVP/BG Air/Ground map.

    but I did Catch the STEAM logo in some of those loading screens...

    And they probably also didn't have character creation ready at G-Star lol
     
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