ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds

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ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds
ASTA - The War of Tears and Winds (game box art).png
Developer(s)Polygon Games
Publisher(s)NHN Corporation, Webzen
EngineCryEngine 3[1]
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
ReleaseMarch 2, 2016
Genre(s)MMORPG

ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds (Korean: 아스타) was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game created by South Korean developer Polygon Games.[2][3] The game was in development from 2010 through mid-October 2013.[4][5]

The game featured two warring factions, large-scale player versus player and Realm versus Realm combat and has been touted as "the Asian World of Warcraft."[6]

ASTA: The War of Tears and Winds was published in North America and Europe by Webzen Games, launched on March 2, 2016 and shut down[7] its servers on October 4, 2016.

Asta Online was re-released on Steam in July 2017 but then later shutdown again due to unknown reasons. The game still appears on Steam however it cannot be downloaded.

Setting[edit]

ASTA takes place in a high fantasy setting heavily inspired by East Asian myths, legends, and philosophy.[6][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – New trailer as final test phase nears". MMO Culture. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – Huge preview footage before CBT". MMO Culture. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Asta Online Closed Beta". steparu.com. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – Open Beta finally announced". MMO Culture. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  5. ^ "[안내] Pre-OBT 서비스 종료". asta.hangame.com. 12 October 2013. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  6. ^ a b "[G*Star 2010] Asta: The War of Tears and Winds – Game footage". MMO Culture. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  7. ^ "ELOA and ASTA To Shut Down Soon - MMOGames.com". Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  8. ^ "ASTA, a unique concept in MMORPG". asta.hangame.com. 2013. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.

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