I love strategy RPGs, but I especially love when unique looking ones make the jump to consoles (my PC is just functional for work purproses). It’s even better when they come to the Nintendo Switch as well, which is exactly what’s happening later this year for Ash of Gods. The unique looking turn-based/card strategy RPG is launching March 23rd on PC through Steam. But if you’re hankering for this title on consoles, you’ll get the chance later on when it comes to the Xbox One, PS4, and Switch:
Developer AurumDust announced today that its narrative-focused tactical RPG, Ash of Gods, is slated for a console launch in late 2018. The vibrant art, roguelike storytelling, and strategic RPG action that are hallmarks of the title will arrive for console gamers on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch later this year through a publishing deal with Buka Entertainment. The PC, Mac, and Linux versions of Ash of Gods arrive on Steam on March 23, 2018.
“After evaluating several console publishing partners, we felt that Buka was a great fit for us, and Ash of Gods,” said Nikolay Bondarenko, CEO of AurumDust. “With their recent successes, including Darkestville Castle and High Noon VR, we feel they are well positioned to help us bring Ash of Gods to a wider audience.”
“At Buka, we’re always looking for new and exciting opportunities to help developers expand their markets, especially onto consoles,” said Aleksander Mikhailov, CEO of Buka Entertainment. “When we looked at Ash of Gods, we immediately recognized what a fantastic game it was, and are incredibly pleased to have the opportunity to work with AurumDust on bringing it to console.”
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.
I really love the hand-drawn style, and I’m eager to see how the hybrid style gameplay works out. I’m always desperate for more strategy titles on the Switch, so I’m especially happy to see this morning’s announcement.