E3 2017 – Microsoft Announces Ashen for Xbox

During their E3 press conference, Microsoft announced that Ashen will be coming to the Xbox One family of consoles.

Ashen is an action role-playing game is about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. There is no sun, and the only natural light comes from eruptions that cover the land in ash. This is a world where nothing lasts, no matter how tightly you cling to it. At its core, Ashen is about forging relationships. Players can guide those they trust to their camp — together, you might just stand a chance.

The game is set in a sunless world and tells the story of a character seeking a home. Gameplay is described as including open world exploration, co-operation or completion with other players, and combat with in world monsters. The game is presented in a third-person view, with a muted cell shaded graphics presentation.

The game has been described as containing gameplay elements of classic role playing games such as Kings Quest, as well as games such as DayZ. Both combat and exploration in an open world were key design elements of the game. Multiplayer elements include interactions with other players, which are incorporated into the game as providing traditional RPG elements such as crafting. Combat includes ranged and melee weapons.

Character growth is primarily dominated by equipment, rather than player ‘stats’; “Talismans”, either found or crafted, are used to upgrade character abilities or provide other in game perks.[

You can find out more information on Ashen at the following website: http://www.ashen-game.com/

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