Artisan Studios have revealed a trailer for their newest project, Astria Ascending. The upcoming hand-drawn JRPG will come to PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One in 2021.

Astria Ascending was developed in partnership with publisher Dear Villagers and boasts contributions from world-class JRPG developers. This includes a score by Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy XII, Vagrant Story), narrative by Kazushige Nojima (Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy VII Remake) and art from CyDesignation (Akihiko Yoshida and Hideo Minaba).



In a world where chaos looms, players take control of the Demigods – a motley crew of eight heroes charged with the fate of the world. Each character has their own story, explored across five cities, twenty-five dungeons and thirty hours of gameplay (up to fifty for 100% of completion). Along with the finely tuned turn-based combat, players can try out a range of side quests and mini-games, including an original fantasy-themed token game.

Astria Ascending is set to launch in 2021 on consoles and PC. Keep an eye out for more news here in the future.

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By Scott Bennett

Artist, writer and photographer. I review anime figures over @WaifuWatchBlog. I like gacha games.

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