Korean MMORPG Astellia is set to launch on the Steam platform on January 30th. The buy-to-play game is already downloadable and playable from the web-based service. Players form both the web-based service and Steam platform will be on the same regional servers.
Pearl Abyss has released a new trailer for Black Desert showcasing the combat style of the upcoming Guardian class. The video was posted on Black Desert’s Korean YouTube channel. The Guardian is seen using several AoE attacks, grabs, and a teleport skill as a gap closer.
On January 20th, PvP-oriented MMORPG Albion Online will launch its biggest update since the game was released in 2017. Titled Queen, the update will bring the new Hideout system that lets guilds operate in underground bases within the Outlands. An entirely new faction, the ancient Avalonians will also be added to the game. Players can fight against them in the new Elite Randomized Dungeons for powerful week-long buffs and Avalonian Shards (used for crafting the game’s most powerful Artifact Armor).
Gameforge has taken over the publishing duties for classic Korean MMORPG TERA in Southeast Asia. On January 9th, the local SEA server launched and became accessible for players in Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Brunei, and Vietnam.
Pearl Abyss is giving each of the console versions of Black Desert a new class to play with. On January 8th, the Xbox version is is getting the Kunoichi, aka. the female version of the male-only Ninja class. The day after, on January 9th, the PlayStation 4 version is getting the sword and shield wielding Valkyrie class.
Korean game developer and publisher Neowiz has announced Bless Eternal, the mobile adaptation of the previously-shut-down PC MMORPG Bless Online. Bless Eternal was previously shown to have a Chinese version being made by Longtu Games and now Neowiz plans to release it to the Korean market too.