Release date: TBD 2018
Engine: Unreal Engine
Genre: Action role-playing game
Publishers: Microsoft Studios, Annapurna Pictures, Annapurna Interactive
Platforms: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Ashen is one of those games that could be a hit or miss. It seems to have blocky/low polygon and stylistic graphics but may make up for this with smooth game play and an in-depth story. The real-time fighting looks very satisfying – we just want to see how skills, magic, and other aspects may work in this interesting looking world. A little multiplayer would be pretty sweet too.
You are a lone wanderer in a sunless land. The only light to be had sputters from an age-old lantern at your side.
THERE IS A RUMBLE IN THE DISTANCE, AND THEN A LIGHT.
THROUGH LEAKING EYES YOU MAKE OUT A PEAK ON THE HORIZON,
CHOKING THE LAND IN A CLOUD OF ASH.
NOTHING EVER SHONE SO BRIGHT.
The first dawn turns to dusk and finally recedes into familiar blackness.
THIS IS THE TALE OF A BYGONE WORLD.
CHOOSE A PATH AND HOLD ON TO THOSE YOU TRUST
Ashen is a 3rd person, action RPG about forging relationships.
Players can choose to guide those they trust to their camp, encouraging them to rest at the fire and perhaps remain.ashen-game.com
Together, you might just stand a chance.