Stylish action RPG Ashen gets a new trailer, out in 2018

Ashen was first shown back at the 2015 Microsoft E3 conference. It slipped by us at this year's Microsoft show, but better late than never, right? Check out the new trailer above.

According to its site, Ashen is an open-world, non-linear game with "high risk combat" and "passive" multiplayer. "People you meet out in the world are players with their own agendas," the site says. "It will be up to you to decide how to deal with them."

I don't think I need to say the name of the game it'll be compared to, but even though there are similarities to a certain Japanese action RPG, Ashen has a style of its own, with lowish-poly, faceless characters. It's like zooming in on Kentucky Route Zero. While also adding giant spiders.

Ashen will be out in 2018 on the Windows Store. If a non-Windows Store release is planned, it hasn't been announced. (Correction: It is in fact on Steam, so never mind that!) Check out some new screenshots below.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.