Ascent: Infinite Realm Previews Ferocious Beasts & Bosses With “Creatures of Nousgard”

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Ascent Infinite Realm, the upcoming steam-punk themed MMORPG broke silence last week by showcasing the inhabitants of its game world in People of Nousgard. As promised, Kakao Games Community Manager Praballo has shared another lore blog post. This time he has showcased the ferocious Creatures of Nousgard. As a disclaimer, he states that some of the artwork are still works in progress and may be different later on in the game.
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NCSoft Q1 2018 Earnings Report Shows Blade & Soul As Strongest Non-Mobile MMO While Aion Sales Increase

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NCSoft’s quarterly earnings report for Q1 2018 have just been released and while the company’s giant spike in mobile games revenue continues to even out, several MMORPG titles appear to be making a comeback.

Guild Wars 2 sales dropped by 32% in comparison to the previous quarter. This is to be expected considering the stabilization after the success of the Path of Fire expansion in Q4 of 2017. Aion’s sales jumped by 48% which was fueled by the change in monetization scheme. Comparing the sales of NCSoft’s top PC games, Blade & Soul is leading the way as their highest source of income from PC games. As a speculation, this could be the result of the combination of a large number of updates done to Blade & Soul in the recent months and the hype from Blade & Soul Mobile at the end of last year.

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KurtzPel: Bringer of Chaos Releases PvE Mission Gameplay & New Blazing Fist Combat Teasers

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KurtzPel: Bringer of Chaos is a PvP heavy action combat multiplayer online brawler game that is deemed by its developers as a spiritual successor of the anime MMORPGs Grand Chase and Elsword. It is currently in development by KOG Games and has only had a playable demo version in last year’s G-star gaming convention. There’s five gameplay showcase videos so far, three of which we’ve already analyzed in a previous article (the PvP, the combat basics and character creation videos). Now the developers have given another pair of teaser videos that give us a glimpse of what KurtzPel’s PvE combat will be like and the newly revealed Blazing Fist combat style.

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Ascent: Infinite Realm Showcase Game Lore “People Of Nousgard” While Devs Refine Gameplay

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After a large burst of hype forged by mentions of a planned release for North America back in January, Ascent: Infinite Realm, the upcoming steampunk themed MMORPG developed by Bluehole and set to be published by Kakao Games has been mainly away from the spotlight. Community Manager Praballo says that “many aspects of A:IR are now in the process of being refined after the first Beta test in Korea” which took place in December of last year. Now Kakao Games has posted a showcase of concept art and the inhabitants of A:IR’s world in hopes of sweetening the wait for news regarding a North American release date.

Take a glimpse into the lore of A:IR and find out the artists’ commentaries on the official forum post. More previews and showcases of A:IR’s world are set to come in the next few weeks. Keep in mind that while it has been stated in an interview with Kakao Games’ Europe’s CEO, Min Kim that Ascent: Infinite Realm is not expected to fully launch until 2019, the game’s project Manager has stated that the first English “test phase will be in Q1 of 2018”.

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MapleStory 2 Korean Version (KMS2) Is Getting Battle Royale PvP Mode

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MapleStory 2 has drawn a lot of attention lately with the highly anticipated English version’s closed beta announced to arrive globally on May 9th. What you may not know is that MapleStory 2 already has two other existing and regularly updated versions; the Chinese version and the slightly older Korean version. Well, we all know where the money is in the gaming industry at the moment, so it’s not too surprising to hear that even the adorable Maple world is set have a battle royale PvP mode.

Nicknamed Mush King Championship, the survival PvP mode will allow up to 50 people to join a special arena where they will eliminate each other until only a single player remains. You can watch the Korean developer’s video below to see it in action (starting at 0:30 in the video).

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Moonlight Blade (Wuxia MMORPG) Adds Battle Royale PvP Mode

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The upcoming Wuxia-themed MMORPG Moonlight Blade has decided to join the Battle Royale craze with a new PvP map where players can turn into cats to sneak around, fight bosses for temporary powerful items and battle to the death.

While there have been nearly countless clones and renditions of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite created by Eastern game developers, traditional MMORPGs have mostly stayed away from the rapidly-growing Battle Royale craze. However, in the recent few months there is a noticeably large influx of MMORPG developers attempting to catch the eyes of the seemingly overnight success we call the Battle Royale fan-base.

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Lost Ark Korean CBT3 Will Bring Combat Changes & New Classes – OBT In 2018

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Our friends at LostArkDB have shared with us their translations of the final letter of LostArk‘s Community Manager Risha and it comes with some big news! Lost Ark’s Korean Closed Beta 3 is on its way and sign ups will begin on April 19th! This will be the game’s final Korean Closed Beta before it heads to open beta later this year. Now that it is one major step closer to a Western release, the hype-meter for both its native and overseas fans will surely rise.

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Closers KR Teases 4th Job, New Mystic Character & New Dungeon For 2018 Development Update

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The Korean version of Closers has just revealed several exciting news coming to the game in the summer and beyond. Keep in mind that while En Masse’s English version is releasing characters at a good pace with Tina’s release only three days ago, the original Korean version is still more than half a dozen characters ahead with even more coming soon. This is very exciting news and gives Western players even more to look forward to.

Upcoming 14th Character

Closers (KR) as of now has 13 characters and Nexon has revealed that the 14th addition to the roster will be released in July! The class name will be Mystic, but a character name has not been revealed yet. Based on the silhouette below, it’s highly likely that the character is a girl. However I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s certain since there are existing characters that would be very difficult to label with only a silhouette like Misteltein.

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Black Desert Online Adds Maewha As 12th Character (SEA)

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Maewha, the female blader has made her way as the latest playable character in Black Desert Online‘s SEA version. Maewha becomes part of the roster only one week after her male counterpart, Musa was brought in. Both are sword-wielding classes that fight with oriental-styled martial arts to execute chain combos. Maewha is especially powerful in single combat situations.

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