If you do not know, Tencent Games is the biggest online company in China, both in terms of revenue and market share. This was made possible by their successful venture, QQ Messenger, the most used online communication tool in China.
And according to reliable sources and facts, Tencent has set up an office in North America, gathering enough firepower before launching an attack on the English market. Asura is 1 of Tencent’s MMOs to be developed by an in-house studio.
At last Sunday’s annual Tencent Games Carnival held in China, Tencent Games revealed its latest in-house developed MMO, Asura. In short, the game is developed on a storyline based on Journey to the West.
Currently, there are 3 characters/classes to choose from, with an additional 2 more to be added later on. The ones which are ready are known as, roughly translated, Bull Demon, Spirit Monkey and Rosha.
I am expecting a late 2011 beta test at the earliest, so do not have your hopes up for an early release. Below are some screenshots of the game, and aren’t they looking pretty~