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Ash of Gods

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Developer: Aurum Dust
Release Date: March 23, 2018

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'Ash of Gods' Story Makes You Choose the Correct Path or Face the Consequences - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. PST

Ash of Gods is a mix between a roguelike role-playing visual novel and an online turn-based strategy game.

Ash of Gods is a ​turn-based RPG featuring constantly evolving storytelling with risks that truly affect gameplay, along with an extensive online PvP mode. The game features a story based on the complexity and ambiguity of moral choice where any of the characters in game can die. Momentary benefits may cost a character a life, while sacrifice will make the walkthrough of one of following episodes easier.

Ash of Gods features a mix of gorgeous art, lush music, tactical combat, and a powerful story that plays out via dialogue driven layer interaction. Depending upon a player's decisions, no two playthroughs of the game will be the same.

Along with a constantly evolving storyline, players will be treated to a fantastic visual and aural experience, featuring stunning hand-drawn characters and environments, coupled with music from Adam Skorupa, whose previous work includes The Witcher, Bulletstorm, Painkiller, and EVE Online.

How would you feel if every decision you made played a pivotal role in the survival of yourself and those around you? Sounds a little bit like real life, doesn’t it? In the upcoming narrative turn-based RPG Ash of Gods, that’s exactly what happens. Every playthrough of the game can be unique -  as your choices affect how things turn out!

In Ash of Gods, you become one of the brave few that band together to stop a plague of darkness and death that's sweeping the land. But beware, sacrifices must be made - as will harsh choices, and you will have to decide - who lives…or who dies. Will your story turn out how you want?

"Imagine a fairy tale, a book, or a movie in which you not only follow the adventures of your hero, but also open all its secret rooms, pulling all the skeletons out of everyone's closets, and discovering tales that were best untold, " says Ash of Gods' writer Sergey Malitsky.

"Not only can you save your heroes from unnecessary risks or undesirable actions, but your actions can likewise plunge them into danger and terrible twists of fate. This is a game in which you can play and live, but understand that your tale develops according to the laws of the real world. And this means that even if a happy ending is in sight, it is not guaranteed."

Key Features:

  • "Roguelike" Storytelling: The dialogue choices you make, journey paths you choose, and battles you fight truly affect the story and the world around you. The team’s resources and time are limited—you must choose who should live and who must die in order to continue along your path. If you rush forward mindlessly, you will gradually lose your characters, including the major ones, but even the death of the party’s leader will not lead to “game over.”
  • PvP and PvE Multiplayer Modes: Live through the story and top the global ratings with your characters in the multiplayer mode. Unlock new characters and cards and upgrade them to build your own unique strategy and tactics. Create your own clans, join forces with friends and participate in the battles together.
  • Intelligent AI Functionality: The AI constantly learns from playing against you. No single tactic or formation will win against an AI that learns your playstyle!
  • Scrupulously Hand-Drawn Graphics​: Visual stylings of the game are inspired by the work of Ralph Bakshi, old-school Disney cartoons, and 1960's-era Russian animation. Character animation in combat scenes are based on live actors’ motion capture.
  • New Approach to Tactical Strategy:  A mix of turn-based strategy and card RPG, where the cards determine your strategy and the characters’ classes determine your tactics on the battlefield

Ash of Gods is set to release in March 2018 for $24.99.


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