Often in action combat MMOs, the story or world built around it is secondary — arguably tertiary — to the feeling of getting in to a fight. It seems that Astellia Online appreciates this, as its most recent trailer is all about the fight in the ring of a colosseum.
The Colosseum, according to the game’s wiki page, is a piece of group content that tasks players with surviving increasingly difficult waves of critters within a given time limit. It sounds like pretty standard stuff, but then if all you want to do is cleave through gobs of monsters, you’ll probably ignore any window dressing leading up to the brawl anyway.
As for Astellia’s current Western release, the team is winding down from its first closed beta round and is preparing itself for CBT 2. Dates and times for this next round of testing are yet to be determined, but the devs promise announcements in the next few weeks and even indicate that this second round of testing will offer up more chances to get invited. For now, you can watch a party whale away on monsters in the video below. Also, be sure to check out our first impressions piece if you’re looking for opinion on this upcoming release.