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ASTA – Asian fantasy MMORPG being revived on Steam this month

[Steam page] After being shut down by Webzen back in October last year, ASTA is being revived later this month! Set to re-launch on Steam on 26 April, the new publisher is Move Games, a little-known Korean company which is…

Webzen – Global publisher announces closure of 2 new online games

Webzen yesterday announced the closure of its 2 new online games, ASTA and ELOA, much to the surprise of many. The global publisher was at least forthcoming in its explanation, admitting that there weren’t enough players to support the games…

ASTA – First expansion arriving soon with new region and level cap

[Play now] Webzen, today announced that the first major content expansion for its Asian fantasy MMORPG, ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds, will be available later this month. ASTA is an Asian-themed fantasy MMORPG with several races, classes and characters,…

ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds – New MMORPG launches next month

[Register now] Webzen is pleased to announce that the Open Beta for its new Asian fantasy MMORPG, ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds, will begin on the 2nd of March, 2016 (UTC). ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds…

ASTA – Webzen starts Initial Beta Test for CryEngine online game

[Beta signup] Around one month after Webzen announced ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds, the Initial Beta Test has finally started! Powered by CryEngine and developed by Polygon Games, ASTA was once touted as the “World of Warcraft of Asia”.…

ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds – Interview with publisher Webzen

[Beta signup] Developed using CryEngine, ASTA got much attention when first announced in South Korea, being touted as the “Asian World of Warcraft”. However, the game was thought to be gone forever with the closure of the Korean server announced in…

ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds – Webzen beings beta test next month

[Game website] Webzen, a global developer and publisher of online games, today announced that the upcoming Asian fantasy MMORPG, ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds, will soon begin a public Initial Beta Test starting on 3 November 2015. With…

Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – Global publisher announced

Despite the South Korea server for Asta announcing its closure recently, and the China server (under ChangYou) dead after Closed Beta (the official game website is gone), a surprising news sprung up today in the Korean media. Webzen will apparently be publishing…

Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – Game is shutting down next month

Hyped in South Korea as the “Asian World of Warcraft” and featured by Crytek in various highlight reels, the CryEngine-powered Asta is shutting down in South Korea on 23 August. Published by NHN, which is shifting to mobile games, Asta went really…

Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – Publisher for China region revealed

Powered by CryEngine, the China publisher for Asta: The War of Tears and Winds was revealed to be ChangYou. ChangYou is rather ambitious these days, signing new and still in-development Korean games such as Bless, Project Black Sheep, and Kingdom Under Fire…

Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – New playable race to provide loli flair

Having launched in South Korea for a few months now, details for the final part of the first content update were released, introducing a brand new race, the Raksasa. Arriving on 19th November, the race apparently is the “loli” one…

Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – Trailer for new endgame content

Crafted using CryEngine 3 for about 5 years, Asta entered Open Beta just last month in Korea. Recently,  publisher NHN Entertainment announced a new content update for the “Asian WoW”, with promises of minor content update each month up till…

Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – Open Beta gameplay videos

After years in development, Asta:: The War of Tears and Winds finally entered Open Beta in Korea yesterday. Coined as the “Asian World of Warcraft”, the game merges myths, legends and folklore from several Asian countries into the storyline and…

Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – Open Beta finally announced

First revealed back in 2010, Asta: The War of Tears and Winds will finally enter Open Beta in Korea on 16th October, just a little over a week from now. Powered by CryEngine 3, it will launch with a level…