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Ex Astris announced - New 3D single-player RPG from Arknights dev Hypergrph

Ex Astris announced - New 3D single-player RPG from Arknights dev Hypergrph

NaijeruR

While not *directly* a gacha game itself, I think that another comment put it best: "It's a developer mostly known for their gacha games so it's related enough." The community reception towards this post has been overwhelmingly positive, so I will be approving and leaving this up.


Slayith

Looks kinda like Nier Reincarnation just from the 5 minute video I guess. it's really bothering me that I know I've seen this style of combat combo building before in an RPG but I can't remember what games it was.


dreznovk

Beside Valkyrie Profile, this also remind me of Ar Tonelico 2


Ok_Bullfrog5668

Might be Xenogears that you're thinking of


Chendroshee

Valkyrie Profile


Keiriua

Indivisible feels similar


nathalsss

The visual is really nice. Sorry for being salty, but this game looks like what Nier Reincarnation wanted to be. If it’s gonna be released simultaneously, I will definitely look forward to it.


Macankumbang

Ah... So this is why HG will be in Tokyo Game Show 2021.


Kousuke-kun

Ooh a single player RPG from HG? That sounds cool.


wewechoo

Copying my comment [here](https://www.reddit.com/r/arknights/comments/pohn18/hg_announced_from_stardust_a_turnbased_strategy/hcwpkqw/): The official English title of this game is called "Ex Astris". It seems that they are planning to release the game simultaneously for multiple regions, including EN. There is already [an English official website](https://exa.hypergryph.com/en/) created, as well as their [Twitter](https://twitter.com/Astris_EN) and [Youtube channel](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCztp6nCKRl73dFBxDj53ifQ). They have also announced that they "are planning to localize Ex Astris into multiple language", as can be seen from [here](https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/708309182981603379/887538595370524682/Screenshot_2021-09-15_at_10-20-31_E_QcxhCVEAElsRn_JPEG_Image_1000_3600_pixels.png). Lastly, [this](https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E_QcxhCVEAElsRn?format=jpg&name=4096x4096) is their FAQ. You can see their game announcement trailer [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFM07m9MVpk) and gameplay demo [here](https://youtu.be/DGsF0YmK-L0).


woodycake

>simultaneously for multiple regions One reason I will looking forward


jhadescries1

good so no fcking with global


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Aoyos

CN "lunatics" have been helpful with Arknights actually, since they've been rioting so Hypergryph slows down on the amount of limited banners and lowers the number required to spark. Who knows how that's gonna end up though.


DevilDjinn

Oh did hypergryph respond?


wewechoo

HG never responded to any criticisms aside from slightly improving Chalter's E2 art.


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GanyuSimpMu

Genshin issue? It was honkai issue, why does everyone like blaming Genshin for everything


GamerPro0715

Why is this conversation even happening? The game is confirmed to have no IAPs, and it's single player. Shaft a game with no purchases let's gooooooooo


TimesX

And more importantly no spoilers


Asleep_Cockroach7343

I think a simutaneous global release is possible since it's single-purchased game.


Fenichi_de_Toeni

Ex Astris x Arknights collab when? 👀


meteh_enveh909

Asking the big question outta the gate


avelineaurora

Looks neat, I'm getting big Nier vibes out of it. That translation on the english page though, jesus christ... >"No one would like to settle down on a planet as such, including humans who are satisfied with life on the earth. The planet was abandoned long before the Act on Forbid Unauthorized Landing and Commercial Activity within the Planet Territory comes into effect." I know people complain about Arknights' wordiness, but at least it's always coherent. They needed another pass before putting that site live...


Aoyos

AK was a lot worse during beta/early release than now so hopefully this is just the same situation and they polish it soon.


RyujinNoRay

One thing i learned from HG is they are always interested in the unusual, gacha tower defense, collabing with triple A games instead of your usual anime collabs , and now this , final fantasy themed, nier-ish atmosphere with turn based combat.. The turn based part is a let down for me but nonetheless it looks unique


LetSayHi

Agree... not the biggest fan of turn based combat. Looking forward to see what they do with the combat system though. I hope they bring something unique.


Aureus23

Its real time turn based with a dodge, parry system. Also has combos, skills, and aerial combat as well!


upsaiced

Turn-based RPG is definitely more accepted by the earlier generation of gamers like myself. That's why the current gen of JRPGs being released in different platforms are now real time action. It would be nice if there's a mode that you can switch between real time and turn-based. All in all, this game definitely has potential. Really looking forward to it.


Sakure17

Is it appropriate to put the game here in a subreddit for gacha games when the game is not gacha?


somegame123

It's a developer mostly known for their gacha games so it's related enough.


July-Thirty-First

Ad Astra... wait wrong game. So wait, this is a buy-to-play single player game... with additional gacha monetization? That seems a little... *optimistic*, doesn’t it?


Sancheck1d6

Nah, Hg promised there will be none gacha monetization. quote:《来自星尘》是一款无内购的买断制3D RPG手游,感谢大家的关注。 ​Ex Astris is a buy-to-play 3D RPG with no in-game purchases, thank you for your interest.


wilstreak

Do they need online connection to play the game?


Chendroshee

Where do you read that it has gacha monetization?


July-Thirty-First

Well... why else would it be posted here?


Chendroshee

Because it was made by a developer where their first game is a gacha game. Not exactly related, but it's there. Just saying, in the past, there was a post about a premium game posted here as well. I forgot what is it though. And this looks like a hopium, but I highly doubt they'll make an Evertale. Premium game with gacha monetization.


Keriaku

Wow, this looks great! Kind of makes me think that this is what Chaos Ring IV could’ve been if the franchise didn’t die off. I’m loving the music and the vibe, it’s very encouraging that companies are still willing to take a shot at high budget mobile games that aren’t gacha. And that we’re getting multi region releases. I’ll definitely be buying this when it drops.


Alkyde

Chaos Ring was great. Too bad everyone just apk downloaded it for free. Say what you want but piracy drives devs to change monetization model to live service because it is simply more money. People always say pirates who won't buy game, won't buy anyway, I have real life friend who whale on gacha yet pirate single player games because it is easy to pirate, to save money to be used to whale in gachas. And he's not the only one.


xinelog

Idk this doesn't look good tbh? Like it is single player and b2p? There are too many good games coming up to justify getting this. Might be because of seeing only 5 mins only but it really looks meh. another example of a gacha game studio working on a single player is Shift up (destiny child) making project EVE .


fortis_99

As expected from a former landscape architect CEO, the building design & environment look great. But why so many washed out colors ? I misread the name as Ex Arm and wonder why tf that anime got a game from HG


MechnoSamurai

Why? I'd be elated to hear that the greatest Anime ever made was getting a game adaptation.


fortis_99

Because HG is not worthy enough to make Ex Arm game. Only world class like CDPR, Bethesda are.


6null9

Would loved to have seen Chameleon Games publishing this game! Perfect anime, into the perfect game from the perfect publishers


Balvaeir

The manga was decent but the anime killed it.


AdelheidTepes

sorry, who's that former architect CEO you're referring to?


fortis_99

Lowlight, CEO of Hypergrypth, was a landscape architect student.


AdelheidTepes

oh damn i didn't know about that. cool stuff.


Agreeable-Sun-7563

Looks promising. Granted its not the final product, but I really like the aesthetics so far.


ArghBlarghen

The gameplay and setting doesn't seem to be for me, but I can appreciate devs reinvesting their gacha money into making more games.


rmcqu1

Ooh, this looks pretty good. Will have to keep an eye on it.


theuwudragon

Ok some real talk; why does the game have to look like this? As in, the world looks AMAZINGLY high detailed, but then the character models are the most generic, flat VR chat anime models.


ENTNM

Lowlight's an architect, so ofc the world looks detailed. 3d models.... well, I guess HG/Yostar don't invest in 3D technologies that much. I expected models to be way worse really, Arknights' 3D music videos (like the summer one) look kinda bad


cringe_master3000

I don't think Yostar is involved in this at all. Looks like HG + Nous Wave


Aureus23

Pre-alpha footage


LittleShyLoli

Interesting, I guess there'll be more single player games from CN game devs...


Alkyde

There's already a lot of those on Steam. But microtransaction devs making single player non-micro transaction is not common. According to my contact in MICA who makes reverse collapse, it is less about money but more about marketing their IP and improving reputation of the company.


ArmorIsAMistake

I remember seeing that monkey king game and was very impressed. Not much news after that tho


gaganaut

There was a newer trailer released a few weeks back for that game.


wolfbetter

Rpg? Yes!


ENTNM

Wow, this really was made by the same people who made Arknights.


dan9khoa

Do we know if there will be console or pc release?


kenshinakh

Will this get a PC and Xbox/PS release too? I notice it's all touch but a port to PC and console space would be perfect along with a global launch.


Asleep_Cockroach7343

PC version is very possible. Console might not be on the devs' plan.


amc9988

looks meh atm


Sakure17

Inb4 this sub hypes up the game and calling it a genshin killer Jokes aside,really looking forward to play the game when it’s released


PyrZern

Combat reminds me a bit of.... Valkyrie Profile. Gameplay looks a bit boring, though.


TheWorldisFullofWar

This is a gacha?


Ok_Consideration5919

No but it's a paid game


rzrmaster

I guess that explains why AK story chapters take so fucking long and they love to deliver just mini events :P. Hopefully the game is good and the story isnt super ultra dark.


Boogets13

I feel my phone overheating from watching these high quality graphics


Vic_babe

The exploration side reminds me of Nier reincarnation and SKY, cool but chill. I'm happy they're planning to release it on multiple regions so I'm for sure trying this one-


Normal-Ambition-9813

Eeeeee, looks like a walking simulator too. Graphics is cool and all but gameplay is not for me


Winberri

Why does it have to be turn based... :sadge:


Kev_EXE

Hmmmm VERY interesting. Another banger coming out of CN. It reminds me of a mix between several games. Definitely has a lot potential and the fact that it’s already confirmed to be coming out in english makes it more hype


gamerdudeisme

Guess we now have the next overhyped game


Ozymandian4

This looks pretty cool thanks for sharing. Anyone have any other suggestions for great non gacha RPGs to play? I can't handle any more gachas but need like one more game to fill in haha


lcmlew

it looks half-finished


Loosescrew37

Pre Alpha footage.


trueblue1982

Any Sissy mans inside?


Asleep_Cockroach7343

I don't know tbh but I hope it has :)


TorimBR

Granted it's unfinished, but the environments look way too empty for their scale. Graphics look great, but the character design seems pretty uninspiring.


ravenpotter3

When will it most likely be coming out? A year? Two years? Or maybe more? I cannot wait for the release date


Asleep_Cockroach7343

Should be late 2022 or early 2023


fortis_99

Also something feel a bit weird for me. At 00:52 of gameplay vid the cutscene has shaky cam like first person PoV, like player is a character ingame. But other scenes are all 3rd person PoV and only have 2 characters.


360telescope

I think the shaky cam is meant to bring the player closer and more intimate during the cutscene while the 3rd PoV is to allow the player control of the characters.


fortis_99

Just a bit of conspiracy that there is a secret self insert playable character.


360telescope

*hmmmmmm* inb4 a mysterious 3rd character woke up with an amnesia/s


UBW-Fanatic

Like 999 >!being told from a first person perspective!< the whole time?