It has been quite some time since anything was posted about this game since Gamescom 2011. First revealed at G*Star 2010, ASTA is a MMORPG which is eastern fantasy in design. Developed by Polygon Studios (under MMO giant NHN) using CryEngine 3, the game was initially touted as Asia’s “new age World of Warcraft”. However, news on the game went quiet and it apparently underwent severe development again.
In ASTA, players choose to play as a character either from Asu, the Land of Life or Hwangcheon, the Land of Death. These 2 factions are warring, but also are seeking to reach Asta, the Gate of God, to defeat the Gods threatening their lands. Korea’s biggest game website, ThisIsGame, was invited to a close door session recently to have a look at ASTA’s latest build, which is captured in the 2 videos below.
If you watched the very first video, you would have known that ASTA deliberately went for the traditional point and click combat, since it is easier and more convenient for the masses to control as oppose to action combat. Personally, I don’t think there will be many fans of the game, but we shall see when the English version hits.