Ashen was showcased a few E3s ago for the first time but since there has been barely any info, however, we might now be very close to a release date.
Ashen is Aurora44’s Action RPG that was touted as Ragdoll Dark Souls due to its unique aesthetic and combat system that resembles the Souls Series. The game was first showcased at E3 2015 and was supposed to be a console launch exclusive. Information over the years was far and few but after being showcased at Gamescom 2018, we were hopeful for a release in 2018 and that might actually come true.
According to the Microsoft Store listing for Ashen, which says the game is “available now” and links to the game’s pre-release store page as spotted by WindowsCentral. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, will also be presenting at The Game Awards which could very well be when he announces Xbox exclusive titles and that’s when we’ll hopefully get the announcement that Ashen will be released on 7th December.
Ashen is also rumoured to be a Day 1 Xbox One Game Pass title which means that only one purchase is required to play it on your Xbox One or PC. The game has a small emphasis on co-op which while not necessary will enhance your experience. We checked SteamDB and the game had some updates to it 7 days ago so we could very well see the game releasing soon.
If the Store listing is true, I’m very excited because I’ve been waiting for this game for a really long time because of how unique and promising it looked with it’s a different approach to survival and what seems to be a good combat system and RPG elements. You can check out footage of the game from Gamescom 2018 below.
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