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The Demo of ASTRA: Knights of Veda Triumphs with Praise during Steam Next Fest
This Visually Breathtaking 2D Action RPG ranks within Top 50 in Steam Next Fest's Most Played Games
October 24, 2023
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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]
HYBE IM |
Korea – October 23rd, 2023 – Jung Woo-yong, the CEO of the publisher HYBE IM, has proudly announced the success of ASTRA: Knights of Veda’s first global beta test that was available during the October Steam Next Fest. During the Steam Next Fest period from October 9th to October 16th, the game has received positive reviews on their uniquely terrifying yet beautiful art style, compelling story, and thrilling combat from players.
ASTRA: Knights of Veda was one of the top 50 most played games that featured in Steam Next Fest. With crossplay between PC and mobile available during the event period, the game has earned praise from players of both platforms, conveying a positive outlook of the game’s future.
Kim Young-mo, CEO of the developer FLINT, said, "I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the players who participated in this global beta test. We are actively taking in various feedback from players regarding the controls, combat, game balance, and mobile usability. We will do our best to provide a much improved and exciting experience in the official launch."
ASTRA: Knights of Veda plans to participate in G-Star 2023, the biggest game exhibition in South Korea, held annually in November. Visitors will be able to try out the game and enjoy various events at the Google Play booth.
ASTRA: Knights of Veda is a visually stunning, story-rich, 2D RPG designed to capture the interest of players around the world. With elements inspired by various games and genres, players can expect an exciting new type of game they have never encountered before. The combination of top-quality story, graphics, sound, and gameplay promises an unforgettable experience.
· A Dark Fantasy Adventure: Lose yourself in the world of an action-packed RPG that draws inspiration from classic beat 'em ups. Engage in tactical combat, experience a captivating story, enjoy impressive art, and discover well-crafted characters.
· Dive into an Immersive Universe: This fully voiced-over experience boasts contributions from renowned voice actors, supported by 200 engaging cutscenes and over 1800 unique illustrations.
· Epic Battles Against Monstrous Foes: Confront gargantuan beasts and relentless undead adversaries through a manual, 2D combat system that promises excitement and challenge.
· Captivating Dark Artistry: Enveloping the game is a dark and haunting art style that creates a unique atmosphere and brings to life a diverse cast of characters and horrifying monsters, making your journey all the more enthralling.
· Unite or Compete: Form teams with fellow Knights for immersive PvE experiences, or enter the battlefield for real-time PvP clashes. The choice is yours as you explore both cooperative and competitive gameplay.
· Unearth Treasures and Conquer Nightmares: Face the depths of the Nightmare and test your mettle, or explore the expansive world of Planis to uncover hidden treasures and enhance the capabilities of your Knights of Veda.
· Empower Your Knights, Save the World: Strengthen your Knights and equip them to stand against the ravages that threaten the world. Your journey holds the key to delivering salvation in times of turmoil.
· Seamless Adventures: Enjoy cross-progression between PC and mobile platforms, allowing you to continue your heroic adventures wherever you may roam.
ASTRA: Knights of Veda will launch on PC and iOS / Android devices near the end of 2023. Keep an eye on Steam store and official social media channels for updates and announcements:
About HYBE IM
HYBE INTERACTIVE MEDIA (HYBE IM) is expanding the boundaries of HYBE’s entertainment spectrum by developing games and conducting publishing operations to interact with users worldwide. Through the combination of cutting-edge interactive media technology with music, artists, and entertainment elements, HYBE IM presents a variety of content and services that offer new perspectives and experiences.
Flint is a game developer that strives to impress everyone who loves games. Their previous mobile title, “Dragon Blaze,” received immense devotion over the years, thanks to its vast fantasy storyline and distinctive characters. With over 20 million downloads, it has left a remarkable presence in the Korean mobile collectible RPG game industry. To reward the devoted fans who have been eagerly anticipating a sequel, Flint invested seven years in crafting "ASTRA: Knights of Veda" a dark fantasy action RPG that reimagines the captivating universe of its predecessor. Flint aims to create "ASTRA: Knights of Veda" as an epic work of global 2D, expressing a vast universe and story with over 200 full voice cutscenes. They strive to achieve a flawless game that is fun for everyone and plan to launch it simultaneously worldwide across multiple platforms, including PC and mobile.
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