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.


By Scott Bennett

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

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