Barunson E&A and Studio 8 have announced that Buy-to-Play MMORPG Astellia will release in Summer of 2019. The official website is here.
Astellia is an MMORPG in a high-fantasy style with 5 playable classes (Warrior, Assassin, Archer, Mage, Scholar) that uses a card system known as Astels. As described by the official website, Astels are various creatures and servants collected in card form that can be summoned to support the player in various ways. The game has been in open beta in South Korea since last year.
Find a trailer, overview, screenshots, and artwork below.
Astellia Online is a Classical MMORPG striving to return the genre to its roots. That is not to say it is a remake of what has been done before, but instead, a tribute to the original tenants of the MMORPG Phenomena combined with innovation and promise. Set in a vibrant fantasy world, Astellians are heroes blessed by the stars to call upon magical allies known as Astells. Each Astellian is charged with protecting the innocents of the world, a task that will take them through the darkest dungeons and across countless battlefields.
Take up the Hero's Mantle and let your grand adventure begin; Astellia boasts a wide variety of unique and diverse dungeons, both for the solo player as well as parties, that reward those adventurers based on how well they perform. What better way to test your hard earned dungeoneering rewards than to take them to the arena? Arenas in Astellia offer both cooperative and competitive styles; whether you want to team up with your friends to fight hordes of monsters or go toe to toe against your fellow Astellians, the Coliseum will always provide for your competitive needs.
For those, both bold and brave enough to crave more, the field of Avalon awaits your glorious conquest. Avalon is the grand battlefield where three factions clash and vie for dominance. To claim victory you must be prepared to raise an army, fight strategically, and commit your full military might in order to overcome your adversaries.
All of these elements and so much more combine to bring the world of Astellia to life, all it is missing is your story. Through years of development, this fantasy has been made reality, and we hope that you will join us as we adventure forth to see what the future holds for all of us.
Classic MMORPG Classes Made Flexible
- Classic “Holy Trinity” classes with a maximum of 4 players per group, augmented by 30+ unique battle companions known as Astels.
- Skill customization, combos, and a responsive Tab Target system allow adventurers to dynamically shift their playstyle to suit their needs on the battlefield.
Dungeons Done Right
- Discover and explore 13+ dungeons through cooperative or solo play as your adventure leads you through a world entrenched in conflict.
- Find a near endless amount of challenge with dungeon difficulty scaling, the harder the dungeon the better and more epic the loot!
Accessible & Griefless PvP
- Brawl against the masses in an epic large scale three-way faction battle within Avalon or compete for bragging rights in Arenas.
- Leveling and progression can be done in peace, without the hassle or constant fear of being griefed.