Kakao Games and Bluehole announced a new massively multiplayer online RPG, Ascent: Infinite Realm AKA A:IR.

The MMORPG is being developed by a South Korean studio, Bluehole and it will be published by Kakao Games in Western territories.

Ascent: Infinite Realm Reveal Trailer

Ascent: Infinite Realm was unveiled during G-Star Bluehole media showcase in Busan, South Korea. The event 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.”

The first beta for the game will be available in the first half of 2018 and it will be localized in English, German, and French, more languages to be added in future.

“All of us at Kakao Games are very proud to be able to work with the remarkable talent at Bluehole and bring their new AAA MMORPG to Western audiences, said Minsung Kim, CEO of Kakao Games Europe.

We are confident that we can localize their creative vision effectively and help make A:IR into a massive global success.”


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:

  • Explore a beautifully designed high fantasy steampunk world
  • Discover a fusion of classic MMORPG elements with multi-dimensional gameplay encompassing both land and sky
  • Choose from five fully customizable classes
  • Conquer the skies with A:IR’s Realm vs Realm mode and experience massive aerial battles

Ascent: Infinite Realm will release sometime in 2018 for PC.

Ascent: Infinite Realm
Ascent: Infinite Realm
Ascent: Infinite Realm Trailer
Ascent: Infinite Realm screenshot

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