Xbox followers, ascend!
We’re very excited to announce the discharge of Astria Ascending, a JRPG printed by Dear Villagers, accessible in the present day for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and with Xbox Game Pass. The French-Canadian studio Artisan Studios has developed Astria Ascending in collaboration with some well-known and gifted Japanese creators, whose names may be acquainted to you.
Here’s 5 causes to take a look at this new flip primarily based JRPG. Let’s get began!
A wealthy and mature story supported by a luxurious rating
In a world the place chaos looms, eight fated heroes are chosen. They grow to be demigods and are doomed to die whereas holding the destiny of the world of their fingers. The charming story is authored by the nice Kazushige Nojima, identified for his work on the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts sequence. His want was to supply a mature and intriguing story, emphasizing the complicated relationships between individuals and their decisions concerning their obligation.
“Each hero has their own perspective, but it’s the relationships they form with one another that truly brings the story to life,” mentioned Artisan Studio’s Game Director Julien Bourgeois.
The destiny of Astria Ascending characters is supported by a significant soundtrack scored by Hitoshi Sakimoto, identified for the Valkyria Chronicles sequence, Final Fantasy XII, Vagrant Story, and plenty of others. The music superbly helps their adventures and attracts gamers into the guts of their future, dealing with their fears and sacrifices.
“My music supports Astria Ascending characters to help players understand them. (…) That means my music must invite players to have faith in the potential of people,” mentioned Hitoshi Sakimoto in reference to his musical contribution to the sport.
A richly imagined and hand-drawn 2D atmosphere
In Astria Ascending, you discover the world of Orcanon, a richly imagined and absolutely animated 2D panorama, and journey by means of 5 cities with all kinds of inhabitants. If you just like the artwork type of Astria Ascending, it is best to know that the backgrounds and the attractive animations are hand-drawn and created by Akihiko Yoshida and Hideo Minaba’s CyDesignation studio itself!
There are 25 dungeons to stroll by means of strewn with monsters, referred to as Noises, and for many who prefer to brainstorm, you’ll have to resolve environmental puzzles with a clever use of your powers. A dynamic climate system will rhythm your exploration with sunny and wet moments, but additionally with snow and sandstorms.
An superb solid of unforgettable characters
In Astria Ascending, you’re in charge of the 333rd Demigods unit investigating on the mysterious occasions that threaten the Harmony. Demigods should not immortal and have a brief life span since they’ve accepted their obligation and destiny.
It’s a various crew of eight heroes from 13 to 63 years previous and from utterly totally different backgrounds, aspirations, and personalities. From Meryos to Arktans, together with Awisis and Zefts, you’ll assemble a crew of characters of assorted improbable races and an in depth arsenal of abilities.
An expansive customisation
The distinctive job system in Astria Ascending presents quite a lot of customization by permitting every demigod to develop his particular person abilities. While you’re progressing, you’ll unlock as much as three jobs along with your base job for every demigod and as you struggle the Noises, your crew of demigods will degree up and earn abilities factors (SP).
These abilities factors might be spent on every character’s talent tree to unlock new abilities, passive talents, and stat boosts. Thus, the totally different jobs you unlock have talent units you possibly can customise by means of an Ascension Tree which make every playthrough distinctive. You’ll have to decide on properly!
An modern and wealthy turn-based fight system
Astria Ascending presents a rewarding and modern turn-based fight. Alongside the extra conventional turn-based battle options, you’ll must handle new mechanics. You can acquire legendary beasts and summon them into the struggle and use highly effective strikes referred to as Cosmo Breaks to present your crew the sting. But that’s not all!
Successfully hitting an enemy’s weak spot will make you earn Focus Points, which can be utilized to enhance your talents and make them more practical. Your actions can nonetheless backfire and may construct up a spotlight level deficit by hitting enemies’ resistances, so your problem is to investigate and know the traits of every monster to struggle them in the easiest way doable.
If you might be thirsty for battle, you possibly can settle for the hunts of sturdy monsters the Orcanon’s inhabitants ask you or discover the Arena. Prepare your arsenal and be able to struggle waves of more and more highly effective enemies!
Astria Ascending is a turn-based and beautiful hand-drawn JRPG developed with the assistance of style veterans, and it’s accessible to play in the present day for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and with Xbox Game Pass.
Explore the huge and exquisite world of Orcanon.
Visit 5 totally different cities populated by distinctive creatures and clear up greater than 20 harmful dungeons. With over 50 hours of gameplay and a variety of enjoyable mini-games – together with shoot ‘em ups, an authentic fantasy-themed card sport and difficult environmental puzzles.
A grand story of destiny and sacrifice
Immerse your self in an enchanting narrative rife with betrayal, sacrifice and terrors. A narrative primarily based round grownup characters, Astria Ascending presents a extra mature expertise and in depth dialog.
A rewarding turn-based fight system.
Fight over 200 totally different monsters in charming turn-based fight. Collect and summon legendary beasts into the struggle and construct up your energy to wield legendary Cosmo Breaks.
Meet an unforgettable solid of characters
Pick from eight customisable participant characters spanning a variety of fantastical races and abilities, and assemble a heroic crew that should sacrifice every little thing to save lots of the world. With 20 courses to choose from and an array of distinctive abilities to command, their fates are doomed, however the world will not be.
A hand-drawn journey crafted with talent and keenness.
From a crew that includes builders from Final Fantasy, Nier Automata and Bravely Default, Astria Ascending consists of full voice appearing in Japanese and English, a historically animated absolutely hand-drawn 2D world and a dynamic climate system.