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Asterigos: Curse Of The Stars

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: tinyBuild
Developer: Acme Gamestudio
Release Date: Oct. 11, 2022

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'Asterigos: Curse Of The Stars' Gets Playable PC Demo, Shows Off 5 Minutes Of Gameplay - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2022 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT

Asterigos is a 3D action RPG set in a high fantasy world, featuring exhilarating battle encounters, interconnected maps full of adventure for you to explore and an immersive story.

Hilda, a brave Northwind Legion warrior, seeks to find her lost father and enters the mythical cursed city of Aphes. She would come to realize the rise— and fall—of a great city, witness history in the making, and face difficult choices which would shape the entire kingdom’s fate.

Asterigos: Curse of the Stars’s events unfold in Aphes, a city-state inspired by ancient Rome and classical Greek designs, and is full of magic and wonder. From the mist-covered bazaar streets to gloomy sewers, the enigmatic forests at the city’s outskirts to deep chasms full of glittering crystals, the landscapes of Aphes are full of beauty and dangers.

Poisonous vines could choke you to death, or deadly arrow traps will injure the unwary. And deadly creatures lurk in the shadows: werewolves who will launch surprise attacks from the rooftops overhead, axe-wielding brutes… even a fire-breathing calydonian boar.

Hilda’s combat options are heavily tied to her character progression. The talent system allows you to pick and expand your combat style by choosing two out of six completely different weapons: sword and shield, dual blades, spear, hammer, staff or magic bracelets. 

For example, the dual blades are swift weapons that can help you dive in and out of combat quickly, whereas the magic staff is tailored to long distance, letting you shoot fireballs from a safe distance to defeat the enemy before they approach. There are over 60 different monsters to fight, and over 20 unique boss encounters to challenge. Customize your combat style and skills to vanquish them!

Prepare for the journey ahead now - see the treasures awaiting in the new gameplay overview trailer above, then venture into the depths of the Steam Next Fest as a playable demo lurks there on PC, enhanced with slicker combat, rebindable controls and a more dramatic boss battle finale.

If your soul is drawn to adventure, then you can take your first steps into Aphes today.

Hilda is a young, brave, yet brash warrior based on the medieval-fantasy style of adventurer. She is naive, pure, but also kindhearted and impulsive. Her journey in Aphes will lead her to discover the truth behind the city’s curse, letting you piece together its history through conversations, discovered documents and cinematics, as well as Hilda’s own diary, which she’ll update with sketches and observations during her journey.

As a Northwind Warrior, all her weapons are handmade by Hilda and will shapeshift based on her moves during combat. For example, her staff will transform when you activate its sniper-like attack, or her shield will expand as it unleashes magical, defensive barriers.

Key Features:

  • Exploration: Explore Aphes, the fallen city of the stars. Dive into the truth of history and restore it back to the former glory.
  • Challenge: The cursed beasts ravage across the realm. Arm with the power of gods to defeat them.
  • Storytelling: Tell the story from different perspectives. The choices of Hilda would determine the fate and outcome of everyone.
  • Weapons:
    • Sword and Shield – Balanced in assault and defense. It can block most attacks from front.
    • Daggers – Agile and flexible. The fast-paced attacks and back-steps on enemy can enter and leave the fray swiftly.
    • Spear – Skillful in details. It requires high reflexes and controls to parry the enemy, but rewards with strong counterattacks.
    • Hammer – Heavy and mighty. The powerful force of the hammer can easily break the enemy’s balance.
    • Staff – Make the first move. It enables long-range attacks and can defeat the enemy before they approach.
    • Bracelets – Steady and passive. Set up magic mines to create an area to your advantage.

Asterigos: Curse of the Stars is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) on October 11, 2022 for $34.99/€34.99/£29.99

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