Astral Ascent – Early Access Release Date

Posted on 04 Apr 2022

Hibernian Workshop (Dark Devotion) have announced that their Kickstarter funded roguelike platformer Astral Ascent will be releasing for PC on 12 April 2022 in Steam Early Access. You can check out the new trailer above and press release below for more info.

Official Press Release

Astral Ascent launches in Steam Early Access on April 12th

French indie studio Hibernian Workshop project was successfully funded on Kickstarter last year by more than 2,900 backers.

Angoulême, France. – April 5th, 2022 – Hibernian Workshop, an independent French studio announced their upcoming 2D rogue-lite Astral Ascent will launch on April 12 on Steam Early Access. The team previously created Dark Devotion, and then launched Astral Ascent on Kickstarter, where the game was successfully funded last year with the support of more than 2,900 backers.

The game will be available on Steam for €21.99/$24.99/£19.99, with a console launch planned for the future. The Early Access version will launch with two playable characters (the deadly assassin Ayla, and the explosive fighter Kiran), five Zodiac bosses to fight (Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo, Leo, and Sagittarius), and two worlds to explore. Players can add Astral Ascent to their Steam Wishlist here.

Astral Ascent has been in development for more than two years, with the last 12 months focused on addressing community’s feedback.

Watch the latest teaser trailer here.

The studio plans to keep working on the game until next year, with major updates scheduled for the coming months. These will focus on new worlds to explore, additional enemies, extra playable characters for a total roster of five, 12 Zodiacs to fight, and much more. After the full launch, Hibernian Workshop plans to support the game with DLC.

Astral Ascent Key Features.

  • A vast and beautiful hand-crafted pixel art modern fantasy world to explore.
  • Play together with a friend with local co-op or online using the Steam’s Remote Play Together.
  • Nier singer Emi Evans and composer Dale North are currently producing the game’s final boss music.
  • Five playable characters at full launch, with dozens of unique spells that can be improved
  • Multiple ways to fight the enemies in fast-paced, agile, and beautiful intense combats.
  • 12 fierce warriors, the Zodiacs, to fight against in strategic battles.
  • Additional challenges as well as new ways to explore and fight in future battles with added elements such as Zodiac summons.
  • A full cast of professional voiceover artists lined up to bring the characters to life.

For more information, please visit the Astral Ascent official website, follow @hibernianws on Twitter, or join the official Discord channel here.

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