It took a long time to Ashen a fascinatingly dark action adventure that was first released in 2014. At the Game Awards this evening, developer A44 unveiled the long-awaited release date of the game – and it's actually now available. You can now purchase the game on Xbox One and PC through Epic's new Game Store.
Although Ashen has been in work for so long, Ashen still remains a mystery, combining elements from Dark Souls and Shadow of the Colossus into a strange fantasy adventure. A44 describes it like this:
Ashen is a co-op adventure game about a wanderer looking for a place to call home. Ashen is essentially about building relationships as players cross paths and lead those they trust to their camp, encouraging them to rest by the fire and perhaps stay. There is no sun and the natural light comes from eruptions that cover the land in ashes. This is a world where nothing stays, no matter how hard you stick to it.
Ashen is released by the Game Department of Annapurna, which has become one of the most promising labels in gaming. Prior to Ashen, the company released hit-indie games such as Florence Gorogoa and What Remains by Edith Finch .