Astria Ascending is a JRPG made with help from Final Fantasy veterans

Astria Ascending, a stunning dream Japanese role-playing video game from Craftsmen Studios, was revealed Friday throughout the ID@Xbox display. The magnificently drawn video game with turn-based fight is set up to be launched in 2021, Craftsmen stated in a press release.

While Astria Ascending is being established by Craftsmen, which is based in Quebec, Canada, and Montpellier, France, it includes a selection of contributions from credible names in the JRPG category — most especially, a rating by Hitoshi Sakimoto (Last Dream 12, Drifter Story) and composing from Kazushige Nojima (Last Dream 10, Last Dream 7 Remake). Along with the video game’s expose trailer, publisher Dear Villagers published a video interview with Nojima and Sakimoto on its YouTube channel on Friday:

Astria Ascending boasts an extensive dream environment in a hand-drawn 2D art design. The statement trailer is lore-heavy and discusses the essentials of the world. Gamers will get to check out a land called Orcanon, where different legendary races and cultures reside in consistency. The world will provide a “fully animated 2D landscape with five cities and a dynamic weather system,” according to Craftsmen.

Gamers will take control of the Demigods, whose objective is to combat the Moises — drifting ghostlike sphere animals that threaten the balance of the world. In the video game, you’ll “pick from eight customizable player characters spanning a range of fantastical races and skills” as you put together a group of heroes.

“In Astria Ascending we wanted to explore how people cope in extraordinary times,” stated Julien Bourgeois, video game director at Craftsmen Studios, in the news release. “Each hero has their own perspective, but it’s the relationships they form with one another that truly brings the story to life.”

Astria Ascending remains in advancement on Nintendo Change, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.