Aeria Games to publish Bless Online in the west

    
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It’s happening, people, it’s really happening. Bless Online is heading to the west, for real, after months of speculation.

Aeria Games has signed on to publish Bless in both North America and Europe, according to Steparu. There is no timetable for the import as of yet, but it’s exciting enough to know that the MMO is on its way overseas. We’ve known since February that Bless had ambitions to release in NA and EU, although we had previously heard that Daum was going to handle the game in the west.

We’ve been keeping an eye on Bless’ development in Korea, including the title’s server merge, its world bosses, its open-world PvP, and how it is structuring its endgame.

Source: Press release, Steparu

Update: Here’s the press release!

AERIA GAMES SIGNS DEAL WITH DEVELOPER NEOWIZ GAMES TO PUBLISH MMORPG BLESS

Partnership Will Bring Prominent, Cutting-Edge MMO to Western Territories

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – April 19, 2016 – In a momentous announcement for both companies, Korean developer NEOWIZ GAMES has signed a deal with online game publisher Aeria Games to bring its ambitious free-to-play fantasy MMORPG Bless to the West. Executives from both companies were on hand recently for the signing ceremony in Seoul, expressing excitement for the strong potential of the partnership.

“We are overjoyed to be here today to make this collaboration official,” said Oliver Strutynski, CEO of Aeria Games, following the signing. “Bless is the kind of game that only comes along once in a rare while, and we’re very fortunate to have the honor of publishing it for Western players. This is the perfect title to spearhead Aeria’s portfolio – we’re looking forward to delivering a fantastic player experience!”

Ki Won Lee, CEO of NEOWIZ GAMES, commented that he is “very happy to partner up with a capable publisher such as Aeria Games, which has accumulated a wealth of experience, success, and know-how by servicing a variety of games in North America and Europe. The strong partnership between both companies will lay the foundation for the global success of Bless.”

A massive, triple-A project that began in 2009, Bless is currently in development at NeoWiz Bless Studio. The game is built on the Unreal Engine 3, featuring exceptional graphics depicting a huge, seamless fantasy world. Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer composed the game’s epic, sweeping score. Bless recently concluded closed beta testing and successfully launched its open beta in Korea.

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JohnDosh
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JohnDosh

RIP Bless Online

Leilonii
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Leilonii

Syco_at_Twitch Zariarn That had nothing to do with the game’s success. The company Hangame, stopped publishing PC games altogether, so all of their titles were shut down. Even big games like TERA had to temporarily shut down until they found a new publisher.

LusitanGaming
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LusitanGaming

Dnote LusitanGaming holycrap, thats indeed way worst

Gylnne
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Gylnne

CastagereShaikura Robert80 Hmm thank you, I never realized their thinking process is different and I can see them having more “honor” concerning players than we do. Kind of sad really.

Griffs
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Griffs

Feodor Damn that looks nice!

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Yeah I really don’t understand the hard-on Korea has for (potentially) unbalanced murder simulators.
It’s sad that these kinds of devs make the worlds so darn pretty.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

^ IP blocks are the devil.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Hahaha that made me think of that one character Tyrone Bigguns on the Dave Chappel show.
Actually that’s pretty much what P2W cash shops are, a big bag of crack.

Robert80
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Robert80

CastagereShaikura Robert80  Yeah, two completely different mentalities… they need to allow for some adjustments for that!
The moment Korean game companies start doing that, there will be a lot of potential.  Well, more potential than they already have.  Even with just a few changes to make things less constantly painful.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

‘Wealth of experience’… The keyword’s ‘wealth’, I’d surmise…
I dunno if I trust Aeria Games..