Publisher HYBE IM and developer FLINT have declared their upcoming 2D RPG, ASTRA: Knights of Veda, as the latest entry in the Steam Next Fest demo event. The event runs from October 9th to 16th and offers the first public demo of the game. Scheduled for a late 2023 launch on PC, Android, and iOS, this is your chance to witness the dark fantasy aesthetics and classic arcade influences of the title before its full release.
More Than Just a Demo
Diverging from the limited Gamescom build, the Steam Next Fest demo offers a hefty slice of the actual gameplay. Players can get hands-on experience through a generous portion of the game during the event period. The game accommodates both gamepad and keyboard-mouse setups on Steam. What’s more, Android players can also jump into the fray, thanks to the crossplay features active during the fest.
New to the Mix: Arena Mode
Among the highlights in the upcoming demo is the fresh ‘Arena Mode.’ In this feature, you can lock horns with other gamers in varying formats—1v1, 2v2, or 3v3 battles. Whether you’re all about that solo grind or you want to tag in some buddies, Arena Mode offers diverse combat options.
Get the Scoop from Community Manager Simon
Come October 10th at 11am PDT (7pm BST), tune into the game’s Steam store page for a special livestream hosted by ASTRA: Knights of Veda’s Community Manager, Simon. This stream promises to dish out gameplay showcases, along with tips and tricks for making the most out of your time in-game.
Stellar In-Game Elements
ASTRA: Knights of Veda is geared to captivate a global player base. Its high-quality story, graphics, sound, and gameplay mechanics promise a well-rounded gaming experience. Among the eye-catching elements are:
- Over 200 Cutscenes: Fully voiced over, brought to life by well-known voice actors.
- Unique Combat Mechanics: Offering a fully manual, 2D combat system to challenge your gaming skills.
- Captivating Visuals: Over 1800 unique illustrations enrich the dark fantasy world.
Cooperation and Competition in One Package
The game balances both PvE and PvP elements, offering a comprehensive gameplay experience. Whether you’re looking to team up with other Knights of Veda or seeking the thrill of real-time PvP battles, the game delivers.
The title is set for seamless adventures, as it supports cross-progression between PC and mobile platforms. So you can carry on your quest whether you’re at your battle station or on the move.
The full version of ASTRA: Knights of Veda is targeting a late 2023 launch on PC and mobile platforms. This Steam Next Fest demo is your opportunity to get an early taste of what’s sure to be an epic fantasy RPG adventure.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android