We let you decide if a plot written by the author behind Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy VII Remake is a selling point, but Kazushige Nojima is the biggest name behind Astria Ascending – a new JRPG for PlayStation 5 and PS4, set for release later this year. “In a world of chaos, players take control of the demigods – a motley crew of eight heroes charged with the fate of the world,” the press release reveals.
You will explore the world of Orcanon, “a richly imagined and fully animated 2D landscape with five cities and a dynamic weather system”. The art has been performed by Akihiko Yoshida and Hideo Minaba from CyDesignation, while Final Fantasy XII̵
You can check out the announcement trailer above, which introduces the story and gameplay. The developer promises more than 30 hours of play here, with many side quests and mini-games to expand your adventure along the way.