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"Souls-like" enters Early Access.

October 21, 2021

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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

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DALLASOct. 21, 2021 – Sands of Aura, the unrelenting action RPG from developer Chashu Entertainment and publisher Freedom Games, starts its souls-like journey on Windows PC via Steam Early Access as well as the Epic Games Store today.

Look out over the horizon of Talamhel, a once-thriving realm cursed by the soul ending Night Plague and drowning in a sea of sand. Take up arms with the Order of Remnant Knights and protect the last vestige of humanity. Discover questlines with branching narratives and ambitious requests leading to brutalizing boss fights and incredible rewards.

Hoist the sails, choose between seven combat styles, and traverse the vast sandsea wasteland to uncover islands infested with thieves, bandits, and plague-riddled husks. Master abilities to slash, block, and dodge through imposing enemies and locate the next checkpoint. Experiment with freely customizable load-outs of armor, weapons, magic, and consumable items to create a personalized playstyle.

Loot abandoned ruins of once great and powerful kingdoms to stock up on supplies for the long journey ahead. In between skirmishes, find harmony in the quiet moments around the main hub, the Starspire. Bask in the subversive beauty of the world accompanied by a fully symphonic soundtrack by Eduardo Lopez (Grand Guilds, Wisp, Artificial Infiltration).

Sands of Aura creates the type of challenging isometric-specific gameplay we have been wanting from souls-likes,” said Eric Zheng, co-founder, Chashu Entertainment. “As huge fans of the genre, our team has worked incredibly hard to make this Early Access launch something special. We plan to look at everyone’s gameplay and feedback today and get to work immediately on our journey into the full release next year!”

Sands of Aura is available now on Windows PC via Early Access on Steam and the Epic Games Store for $24.99 USD with support for English voice-over as well as French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, and Simplified Chinese text translations.

For more information on Sands of Aura, please visit the official website, like the Facebook page, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram, and join the community on Discord, and search for #SandsOfAura on social media.


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About Chashu Entertainment

Chashu Entertainment is a small studio based in Dallas, Texas composed of passionate and self-critical individuals that always strive to improve the craft of game design. Sands of Aura is their sophomore project following their first release titled Deputy Dangle.

To learn more, visit the official Chashu Entertainment website.


About Freedom Games

Freedom Games is a publisher dedicated to offering best-in-class services to partners and providing players around the world with unique and memorable experiences. With over 50 years of combined industry experience at the executive level, Freedom Games seeks to leverage its expertise to facilitate great games and even better publishing experiences.

For more information, visit the official Freedom! Games website.

Media Contacts

Ryan Tatum | Bailey Mathieu

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