A44 and Annapurna Interactive have announced that the critically-acclaimed Ashen is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and GoG. The current plan is to release the game in December 2019. Ashen has been in release as an Epic Game Store exclusive title since December 2018.
Learn more about Ashen on its official site.
- Passive Co-Op Multiplayer – As you adventure through the game, you’ll occasionally encounter other players in a massive open world, akin to the passive multiplayer of Journey. It’s up to you to decide how to deal with them – fight together against evil, invite them into your party or simply ignore them.
- Souls with a Twist – The game is faithful to the “souls” genre of stamina-based combat, introducing players to a punishing yet satisfyingly vast world. But here’s the twist – no two gameplay experiences are alike. Whether you’re exploring bogs, investigating a fjord or pillaging an old palace, where you are at any given moment will dramatically alter the course of your adventure. It’s a brutal open world; you’re just living in it.
- Creatures + Combat – This game has no shortage of dangerous encounters, from hostile enemies to indigenous creatures. You’ll be rewarded for studying the environment and its inhabitants, planning your adventure rather than flying by the seat of your pants. The flora and fauna within the world aren’t just fantastical; they’re often fatal. Each confrontation, no matter how trivial, has potentially dire consequences.
- Crafting is Key – As you discover survivors, you’ll have the choice to invite them to your Town. But these aren’t mere adventurers – they’re potential collaborators, bringing a plethora of crafting skills, from blacksmithing to foraging expertise, in tow.