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Prepare your butts – Kakao Games to publish Ascent: Infinite Realm, beta scheduled for 2018

Kakao Games announced that it will publish Ascent: Infinite Realm, the recently revealed PC MMORPG by South Korean developer Bluehole. While a release date is still unconfirmed, the publisher hopes to have the first beta out in western territories sometime next year. If you’re looking for something else from the people that brought you PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, check out the trailer above.

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 (A04) during the G-Star exhibition, held at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Center (BEXCO).

scent: 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.

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.

Kakao Games plans to localize Ascent: Infinite Realm in English, German, and French, with a beta planned for the first half of 2018. With the smash success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, our bodies are ready for this. Stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

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