Traditionally styled RPG Astria Ascending set to release for consoles and PC in 2021

During today's ID@Xbox Indie Showcase, publisher Dear Villagers and developer Artisan Studio (Super Neptunia RPG) announced Astria Ascending, a traditionally styled JPRG set to release in 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam, Epic). The game will also be available on Xbox Game Pass at launch.

Astria Ascending is a remake of 2015-released mobile RPG Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey, featuring a storyline written by Kazushige Nojima (Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy X) and music composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy XII, Valkyria Chronicles).

An announcement trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below via Dear Villagers. The official website is here.

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.

Astria Ascending