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ASTRA: Knights of Veda is ready to surprise and delight gamers this year as it prepares for its late 2023 launch. This new 2D action RPG harkens back to the glory days of side-scrolling arcade action, while delivering the high quality gaming experience expected from the current era of gaming.
More About ASTRA: Knights of Veda
ASTRA: Knights of Veda is set in the dark medieval fantasy world of Planis, plagued by evil and corruption. You play as one of the Knights of the goddess Veda, setting forth to become the world’s champion and deliver it from doom. The adventure will be deadly, and is filled with gloomy ambience and rich storytelling, enhanced by high quality stylized graphics and a fully voice-acted tale with hundreds of cutscenes and illustrations.
You will command a team of up to four Knights in battle, alone or in co-op with your allies. ASTRA’s combat system is skill-based and fully manual, requiring you to think on your feet as you attack, dodge, and utilize your skills and team in a deathly battle. Challenge yourself in both real-time PvE and PvP battles, facing the Nightmare, seeking treasure, and empowering your Knights. Best of all, your progress is available cross-platform, letting you play on your PC at home or via your mobile device.
FLINT, the developer behind ASTRA: Knights of Veda, has partnered with HYBE Interactive Media (HYBE IM) to publish ASTRA: Knights of Veda on PC, Android, and iOS. HYBE IM is an extension of the entertainment and lifestyle brand, HYBE, expanding its reach to video game development and publishing. ASTRA will be HYBE IM’s first game publishing, but the company has built a team of experienced game industry professionals who have come from major publishers including NEXON, NCSoft, and EA Korea to ensure ASTRA’s success.
Why You Should Look Forward to ASTRA: Knights of Veda
ASTRA: Knights of Veda made its global debut at Gamescom 2023, where attendees flocked to check out the unique art style and playable test build. Since then, more players have been treated to private demos, and have praised the game’s style, mature setting, and PvP. ASTRA is meant to appeal to fans new and old alike, building on the style and setting while delivering a unique gaming experience. With FLINT and HYBE IM behind the scenes, gamers can feel rest assured that the team behind the game is experienced and dedicated.
By reviving the oft-forgotten belt-style brawler, where 2D characters may move side to side and forward-and-back along a 2.5D plane, ASTRA will engage gamers to adapt their way of thinking on the battlefield. Add to that the strategy involved with a team of four Knights, solo or co-op, and ASTRA: Knights of Veda is set to deliver a challenging experience that rewards strategy and planning over button-mashing.
ASTRA: Knights of Veda will offer a variety of characters through a gacha-style system. Each character is complex, with not only their own visual style and background, but also with their own weapons, skills, and roles. Knights can be tanks, DPS, healer, or support in a classic RPG party system. Each character also has an elemental property which is reflected in their attacks and skills. Players will need to swap between characters to match the situation of battle, requiring fast thinking and attention to the skill cooldown. All of this adds complexity and nuance to building a party, whether you’re alone or with others in co-op modes.
There’s also no questioning that ASTRA: Knights of Veda offers a distinct visual style, with artwork that blends the macabre and the fantastic. Highly detailed characters and terrifying enemies engage across beautifully painted backgrounds that set the ominous yet captivating mood without distracting from the action.
ASTRA: Knights of Veda plans to launch with dozens of hours of rich story-driven campaigns available, along with additional content that provides a variety of enjoyment such as the seasonal challenge from Tower of Trials and Arena PvP modes. FLINT and HYBE IM plan to continue the story and build upon the release with future expansions over time.
How You Can Start Playing ASTRA: Knights of Veda
Even if you missed a chance to get hands on with ASTRA: Knights of Veda at Gamescom, you won’t have to wait long to try the game out for yourself.
From October 9th to 16th, ASTRA: Knights of Veda will be part of the Steam Next Fest, offering a public demo for everyone to experience. This demo has been built out further from the limited test build at Gamescom, and will feature more content including the Arena Mode, which offers 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3 PvP battles. The Steam Next Fest demo will also be playable via Steam with a gamepad or keyboard/mouse, and on Android, with crossplay features enabled. During Steam Next Fest, the game will also be livestreamed by content creators and the Community team on both the game’s store page as well as Twitch.
ASTRA: Knights of Veda is set to launch in 2023 for PC(STEAM), Android, and iOS devices. For more information, visit the Steam store page.