Artisan Studios has announced Astria Ascending, a new RPG backed by some of the team behind the Final Fantasy series, will be coming Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One via Game Pass later this year.

With a narrative from Kazushige Nojima (Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy VII Remake) and a score by Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy XII, Vagrant Story), the latest RPG looks as though it's in good hands. Astria Ascending follows an epic story where players control a team of Demigods to take on a evil force. It's said to be packed full of content, so get ready for a long fantasy journey.

"In a world where chaos looms, players take control of the Demigods—a motley crew of eight heroes charged with the fate of the world. Each character has their own story, explored across five cities, twenty-five dungeons and thirty hours of gameplay up to fifty for 100% of completion. Along with the finely tuned turn-based combat, players can try out a range of side quests and mini-games, including an original fantasy-themed token game."

With games such as Octopath Traveler, Dragon Quest XI and this hitting Xbox Game Pass, JRPGs are coming in thick and fast to the service. With the Final Fantasy talent behind it, we have our eyes on this one. Hopefully we hear more release details very soon.

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