Ashen Is Now On Nintendo Switch, PS4, Steam, And GOG, Epic Store Exclusivity Ends
Players in Europe and Asia will have to wait a little longer, though, and it's leaving Game Pass.
Ashen, which debuted on Xbox One as part of Xbox Game Pass and on the Epic Store, is now much more widely available--the one year exclusivity period it had with the Epic Game Store has ended, and it's come to other consoles. The game has released in the US today for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, as well as on Steam and GOG, as its Epic exclusivity period has now ended. Ashen is available at a 20% discount to celebrate the game's launch.
Console players in Europe and Asia will have to wait a little longer, though; the PlayStation 4 version releases in Europe on December 16, and in Japan and Australia in early 2020. On Nintendo Switch, the game is due in Europe, Japan, and Australia on December 19.
The game's DLC expansion, Nightstorm Isle, has also arrived alongside the game. A new launch trailer has also been released to give new players a taste of Ashen's world and action. Ashen is a Souls-like, but with a focus on community and rebuilding the world.
Based on a quick play with code provided by the publisher, it seems like a solid Switch port, with an art style that fits the portable screen well.
The game is also, sadly, due to leave Xbox Game Pass on December 13, but it will remain available on Xbox One. The game has been available on the service since it launched on December 6, 2018; now anyone looking to play the game will have to purchase it.
Ashen received a 9/10 in our review when it released last year. Reviewer Jordan Ramée had a lot of nice things to say about it: "Ashen does more than enough to differentiate it from other Souls-like games. Although its combat utilizes the same stamina-focused mechanics, the inclusion of features that promote a sense of community with the game's characters makes for a wholly different experience."
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