Ashen Comes Back To Steam Just after Its Final-Minute Epic Exclusivity Deal Expires


Ashen, the action RPG inspired by Dark Souls and Journey, was released on Xbox 1 and the Epic Games Shop back in December 2018. Now, just more than a year immediately after its initial release, the A44 developed game is coming to PlayStation four, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and GOG on December 9.

The broody Souls-like was one particular of the very first games announced as an Epic Games Shop exclusive, regardless of currently obtaining a Steam listing at the time. With that exclusivity period ending in December, Ashen is set to make its belated way to Steam and GOG, providing Computer players different strategies to personal the game.

On console, Ashen’s exclusivity on Xbox 1 is also coming to an finish, with each PS4 and Switch releases on the horizon. Nonetheless, there is nevertheless no word on Ashen’s status as an Xbox Play Anyplace title. In a weblog post through the game’s initial launch weekend, A44 stated Ashen would ultimately make its way to the Microsoft Shop on Windows 10. “We wholeheartedly agree that this would have been greater offered day one particular”, the weblog post explains. “We are a little studio that just shipped a pretty major game, but have been actively functioning to get it there. Rest assured, it is coming.” This was followed by a tweet in May well saying that the developer is nevertheless functioning on bringing Ashen to Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anyplace functionality.

Beyond its arrival on other platforms and storefronts, there may well also be some new Ashen content material on the way. The Accolades trailer revealing its upcoming releases also options a stinger that hints at achievable DLC, displaying a little wooden boat sailing towards craggy mountains that are not featured in the most important game.

Jordan Ramée reviewed Ashen for GameSpot, awarding it 9/10. “Ashen does additional than adequate to differentiate it from other Souls-like games,” the assessment concludes. “Despite the fact that its combat utilizes the identical stamina-focused mechanics, the inclusion of options that market a sense of neighborhood with the game’s characters tends to make for a wholly various encounter. It is frustrating to spawn and see that your laptop-controlled companion has a weapon that does not complement the one particular you happen to be employing. Nonetheless, even when playing with NPCs, your allies’ efforts to help you in battle lead to you to care about the fates of the colorful cast of folks you meet on your journey. The relationships you forge define your adventure by means of Ashen, and assisting your new mates is a highly effective motivator that drives you forward by means of the game’s stunning planet.”

Ashen releases on PlayStation four, Nintendo Switch, Steam, and GOG on December 9 2019.


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