October 22, 2021

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Greetings everyone. We are Acme Gamestudio, an independent developer from Taiwan. Today, we’re happy to ...

Greetings everyone. We are Acme Gamestudio, an independent developer from Taiwan. Today, we’re happy to  introduce Asterigos, a 3D action RPG set in a high fantasy world, featuring exhilarating battle encounters, interconnected maps full of adventure for you to explore and an immersive story. 

It starts with a young warrior embarking on a quest

Hilda, a brave Northwind Legion warrior, seeks to find her lost father and enters the mythical cursed city of Aphes. She would come to realize the rise— and fall—of a great city, witness history in the making, and face difficult choices which would shape the entire kingdom’s fate.

Explore the magnificent city of Aphes

The game’s events unfold in Aphes, a city-state inspired by ancient Rome and classical Greek designs, and is full of magic and wonder. From the mist-covered bazaar streets to gloomy sewers, the enigmatic forests at the city’s outskirts to deep chasms full of glittering crystals, the landscapes of Aphes are full of beauty and dangers.

Poisonous vines could choke you to death, or deadly arrow traps will injure the unwary. And deadly creatures lurk in the shadows: werewolves who will launch surprise attacks from the rooftops overhead, axe-wielding brutes… even a fire-breathing calydonian boar.

Take on enemies with skill and style

Hilda’s combat options are heavily tied to her character progression. The talent system allows you to pick and expand your combat style by choosing two out of six completely different weapons: sword and shield, dual blades, spear, hammer, staff or magic bracelets. 

For example, the dual blades are swift weapons that can help you dive in and out of combat quickly, whereas the magic staff is tailored to long distance, letting you shoot fireballs from a safe distance to defeat the enemy before they approach. There are over 60 different monsters to fight, and over 20 unique boss encounters to challenge. Customize your combat style and skills to vanquish them!

Story and character development matter

We want to portray Hilda as a young, brave, yet brash warrior based on the medieval-fantasy style of adventurer. She is naive, pure, but also kindhearted and impulsive. Her journey in Aphes will lead her to discover the truth behind the city’s curse, letting you piece together its history through conversations, discovered documents and cinematics, as well as Hilda’s own diary, which she’ll update with sketches and observations during her journey.

As a Northwind Warrior, all her weapons are handmade by Hilda and will shapeshift based on her moves during combat. For example, her staff will transform when you activate its sniper-like attack, or her shield will expand as it unleashes magical, defensive barriers.

Stay tuned for more news updates in the coming months. Asterigos will be coming to PS4 by late spring 2022, with an enhanced PS5 version due in autumn.

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