Ashen has been seen at a number of trade shows and even E3 appearances, but it might be hard to get a real feel for the game without getting hands on. Annapurna Interactive is doing the next best thing, with 12 minutes of narrated gameplay showing the ins and outs of the artistic action RPG.
The guided footage showcases the player and the NPC working together, Ashen's big central focus. Check it out below.
The action is definitely familiar and looks to take inspiration from other games in the same vein. The extra person there really changes things up and it allows the enemy AI to be a little bit more aggressive. It definitely looks interesting in a sea of games with similar influences.
Ashen is scheduled to release in 2018 on Xbox One and PC.