Check out the dubbed cinematic for Ascent: Infinite Realm

If you’re looking forward to Ascent: Infinite Realm when it arrives on these shores, you’re probably also looking forward to learning about the world beyond “there are airships and steampunk robots.” You don’t need to know more, because who wouldn’t be sold from those concepts alone? But just so that you can actually know more all the same, you can check out the English-dubbed trailer for the game just below.

The trailer serves as a top-level overview of the concepts going on in the game. Short version? The surface of the planet got destroyed, two of the three kingdoms were blown to heck, and the king of the third kingdom had the bright idea of taking the souls of the two destroyed kingdoms, wiping their memories, and using them as a cheap force to help rebuild that third kingdom on a floating island. Presumably, that’s where the player characters come from; you can get slightly more details in the cinematic itself.

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socontrariwise

They can build these insane airships and all and are nearly run over by those two races of murderous immortals – so instead of building mecha to help rebuild their world they decide to revive the murderous immortals.
Riiiight.

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Mikka Hansen

Strangely this omits the most important part of any korean MMO lore….the justifications for the existance of a race of oversexualized lolis wearing swimsuits which despite their looks are totally adults so there’s nothing wrong with that

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Grave Knight

Wait. If the two groups are immortal battle monsters who love a good fight how the hell did they unit their respected empires under one banner? Like I can see them forming trading alliances, but they’d probably be a bunch of kingdoms who fight each other on a constant basis, probably even have formal rules on how to conduct battle so not to interfere with trade. Would be more like a sports league than warring nations. Then again maybe that’s what the empires actually were, just two different leagues who occasionally had a battle bowl sending their best armies to prove which empire is the best at battle until next year.

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Armsbend

Why is it all fantasy tropes are made more stupid than we are? We don’t have gravity stones and yet we made flying machines made out of metal. Why would we be impressed by these dopes? I dont want to play as a dope.

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Grave Knight

They’re airships probably have a much higher carrying capacity and can move as fast as our heavier than air crafts. Imagine a flying super battleship than can reach mach-1.

Also, you’re not a dope. You play as one of the immortal battle monsters who just want to fight.

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Duey Bear

Well, yep, that sounds like a Korean MMO backstory, still looking forward to it, but woosh… definitely not expecting Bless tier narration.

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Salaire de Prolo

Yet another generic korean mmo, no thanks.

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Zora

Well I expected…worse. Low expectations can do wonders sometimes.

Now I just have to dig for some actual gameplay, since most likely that’s where they put the efforts that… might be missing from the backstory. Maybe?

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camren_rooke

All they need now is Dash Swordslash and his Defenders of Everything.

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Bryan

Hmm nice that they are aiming it at the West apparently they don’t believe we need a decent non-contradictory back story. I particularly love how it starts by stating they lived in peace and the next sentence is that two of the kingdoms were immortal and loved war….. doh!

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camren_rooke

If you’ve read the Saga graphic novels, the opposite of war is not peace. :)

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Bryan

It’s bad when I just spent 20 seconds thinking about this and came up with way better more compelling uses of this that don’t imply that the nominally good country/king was willing to basically enslave and hide that fact from the other two kingdoms dead people. Let’s just for a minute overlook that fact that they survived the storm of objects from the sky by moving to the sky…. :( I guess if their really large flying machine was really nimble….

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camren_rooke

Maybe the story points were lost in translation.

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Croquantes

The opposite of peace should either be fear or chaos. Just think about how many wars the US is currently involved in while its citizens live peacefully.

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Armsbend

When you live forever what makes the most sense? Constantly fighting because you love to fight.

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Grave Knight

I actually get a sense the “peace loving” nation didn’t really understand the “immortal battle monsters” culture. They probably didn’t even fight over anything in particular, just to prove they’re the better fighter. If they ever actually explore their culture I could see it turn out these fights were regulated, probably had a scoring system, and they were probably more like a sport than war.

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Arktouros

I feel like you could tell me that was the back story for Black Desert Online, Blade and Soul, Revelation Online, Final Fantasy, Lineage, etc and I’d probably believe you…