Publisher HYBE IM and developer FLINT will host the first global beta test for 2D action RPG ASTRA: Knights of Veda from October 8 at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET to October 23 at 7:00 p.m. PT / 10:00 p.m. ET, the companies announced. It will be available for PC via Steam or client download, as well as Android devices.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Once a thriving world, Planis teeters on the edge of oblivion due to the tyrannical rule of the mad king, Magnus. An army raised to free the masses from the madness of Magnus was met with the event that would doom them all. A giant tree of death rose from the ground, causing those within its deadly bloom to consume the flesh of their allies, and others to burst into monstrous beasts.
The goddess Veda descended onto the world, selecting a new champion who would help rid the world of its curse. You, and the other Knights of Veda, are the only ones who can bring normality back to the world.
- Explore the World of Planis – Journey through this dark medieval fantasy world. Fatal challenges await in all corners of the world. Endless undead and beasts charge at you in the Nightmare, and difficult bosses wait in their Sealed Prisons. Stand alone and fight these monstrosities, and get rewards to make your Knights of Veda stronger.
- Tactical and Stylish Combat – As the Master of the Book, it is up to you to utilize the Knights of Veda in the best way possible to confront challenging but well designed bosses and monsters. Each Knight of Veda wields various skills and weapons, so make use of them as best as possible. You’ll be able to journey with up to four Knights of Veda in your party, or play co-op mode and explore the challenges ahead together.
- A Fresh Take on Beat ‘Em Up Games! – Fluid 2D combat with powerful skills and dodge rolling makes ASTRA: Knights of Veda a satisfying combat experience. One skill can turn the tides of battle in your favor, and one mistake could mean the end of life on Planis.
- Competitive Arena – Claim your honor in real-time PvP arenas. You can fight alone, or put up the banners and gather other knights to rally for team based combat. Prove your skills on the battlefield, and rank up based on how well you perform.
ASTRA: Knights of Veda is due out for PC via Steam and client download, iOS, and Android in late 2023.
Watch a new trailer below.
First Global Beta Test Trailer