June 16, 2021 2:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The beautiful hand-drawn RPG Astria Ascending by developers who previously worked on the Final Fantasy, Nier Automata, and Bravely Default series’ was revealed to be coming to Nintendo Switch during the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct. Aside from the release date of September 30th, 2021, here’s everything we know about it:

Astria Ascending

Astria Ascending

Release Date: September 30, 2021 (Worldwide)

Players: TBD

Genre: Role-Playing

Publisher: Plug-In Digital

Developer: Artisan Studios

Price: $59.99

Game File Size: TBD

Explore a vast world on the brink of chaos in a mature, emotional JRPG.

Experience an epic story with rewarding, turn-based combat and expansive customization rendered in glorious hand-drawn visuals.


Explore the vast and beautiful world of Orcanon

Visit five different cities populated by unique creatures and solve more than 20 dangerous dungeons. With over 50 hours of game-play and a range of fun mini-games – including shoot ‘em ups, an original fantasy-themed card game and challenging environmental puzzles.


A grand tale of fate and sacrifice

Immerse yourself in a fascinating narrative rife with betrayal, sacrifice and terrors. A story based around adult characters, Astria Ascending offers a more mature experience and extensive dialog.


A rewarding, turn-based combat system

Fight over 200 different monsters in captivating, turn-based combat. Collect and summon legendary beasts into the fight and build up your power to wield legendary Cosmo Breaks.


Meet an unforgettable cast of characters

Pick from eight customizable characters spanning a range of fantastical races and skills, and assemble a heroic team that must sacrifice everything to save the world. With 20 classes to choose from and an array of unique skills to command, their fates are doomed, but the world is not.


A hand-drawn adventure crafted with skill and passion

From a team featuring developers from Final Fantasy, Nier Automata, and Bravely Default, Astria Ascending includes full voice acting in Japanese and English, a traditionally animated, fully hand-drawn 2D world, and a dynamic weather system.

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