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Steampunk - Fantasy Hybrid Ascent: Infinite Realm, or A:IR, Coming Westward from Kakao & Bluehole

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Bluehole Studios and Kakao Games have announced a brand new MMO called Ascent: Infinite Realm, or "A:IR". The first closed beta test is being prepared for 2018. The MMO was announced during the Bluehole G-Star 2017 pre-event in South Korea. 

So what do we know so far:

  • A:IR is a hybrid steampunk game with fantasy magical elements
  • Realm v Realm aerial combat
  • fantastical ships
  • a demo will be playable at G-Star

Here's the full press announcement of all the features:

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.

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.

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.


  • 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

Learn more on the A:IR site.


Suzie Ford

Suzie is the former Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom