Action MMORPG Elyon set to release in Korea on December 10, North American and European release to follow
Publisher Kakao Games and developer Krafton have announced that action MMORPG Elyon, formerly known as Ascent: Infinite Realm, will release in Korea on December 10. The game is planned to release in North America and Europe, though no release window has yet been set.
The MMORPG was originally announced in late 2017, when Krafton was known as Bluehole Studio (TERA Online). The game was rebranded to Elyon earlier this year, and the game's original scope has changed in the years since its announcement, although still aiming to feature a mix of magic and technology.
Here is Kakao's write-up on the game's new name:
The name Elyon is meant to evoke the adventure of exploring a new world and is also the name of the portals that players will be fighting over when striving for dominance of the world with their chosen faction.
A large portion of the content in the game is being revamped as well, based on feedback that was received from beta tests in Asia. The developers have decided to focus on combat, adventure and both faction and individual battles. The core combat system has moved away from tab-targeting to skill-based, free action combat that also has a rich array of customization.
The setting and lore of the world of Elyon has also been changed and refined to fit this new vision of the game, although the game will retain its distinct blend of technology and magic.
Elyon emphasizes deep character customization and skill loadouts with an expectation that no two characters will fight the exact same way. The game also strongly centers on guild-focused conflict and battles where players not only belong to a guild, but also to one of the game's two factions - the Ontari or Vulpin.
A new trailer and screenshot set can be found below, alongside a fact sheet from the game's official website.
WAR ERUPTS AS TWO FACTIONS COLLIDE
A great ark known as Inventus embarks on a journey towards the paradise of Elyon. The expedition is halted by mechanical beings who identify themselves only as the Dark Apostles.
You, a renowned adventurer, are abducted by the Dark Apostles in a struggle to protect the others aboard Inventus. But due to the noble sacrifice of a band of rescuers, you're able to return to the ship. Queen Maria Neishar, who leads the expedition, entrusts you with Arcana—the essence of the Tree of Sefiroth —to protect the tree and help deliver you all to safety.
The assaults from the Dark Apostles and their mechanized dragon Karvhak are relentless and push you to the brink. You are left with no choice but to use the power of Arcana, opening a great portal that drags you in...
- Refreshingly dynamic combat - Effectively face off against multiple enemies with non-targeting based extravagant skills and exciting action sequences.
- Skill-customizing as you wish - Enjoy numerous combinations of combat by selecting artifacts, runestones and rune features.
- Competitive contents that require control skills and strategies - Enjoy various PvP contents from 1:1 to face off against AI and massive siege battles of Realm vs. Realm.