Greetings, brave warriors! With the release of Asterigos: Curse of the Stars on PlayStation just around the corner, we’d like to tell you a little more about the gameplay, locations, and monsters. These insights will prepare you for the locations and enemies that await you in Asterigos: Curse of the Stars, so you can be ready for battle when the time comes.
The world of Asterigos
The City of Aphes is stunning in its grandeur and expanse. From the outskirts and marketplaces to military academies and shimmering mines, each zone in the world will provide you with a unique visual experience, challenging battles, and boss encounters.
Underneath the city you will find a unique hub that connects all areas of the world together and is the starting point for your adventure. Shelter offers Hilda a place where she can return and be safe. Here you can take new quests from the Adherents, make use of the document archives, the vaults, talk to the blacksmiths, visit shops, and even find a sparring partner if you need training!
There’s also plenty to do in the Shelter, and as you progress through the game, you’ll discover more opportunities. We want players to have a sense of a ‘universal connection’ as they explore it. So, it’s not just a place where you teleport or load in and out, but the place where the real exploration of the city begins.
Monsters of Asterigos: Ethrus, the Dark Cult
The streets of the city are filled with danger around every corner. Each city quarter, including the surrounding areas, is occupied by a host of unique and deadly foes, each with their own special abilities and appearance. Let’s talk about one of the enemy factions, The Dark Cult Ethrus.
These cultists stray from the doctrine of the Gods of Stars, they believe that only an appeal to the wild hearts of the beasts can save them from damnation. To do so, they perform a magical “Ritual of Sublimation” which transforms them into werewolves and other mythical creatures. The ritual allows them to use the powers of the beasts: the strength of bulls, the sharp fangs and claws of wolves or the swift wings of birds.
Using Starite – the magical mineral that was used to empower many things in life of Aphesians – some cultists can create powerful spells, such as chain fireballs or even shockwaves. Remember to be extremely careful when traversing the city as cultists often ambush or attack from the blind spots. They also tend to run in groups, making them even more difficult to fight.
Adjusting the fight style
Hilda is masterful and wields six weapons: The sword and shield, magic staff, daggers, enchanted bracelets, battle hammer, and spear. She can use any two weapons simultaneously in battle and change them on the go depending on the situation. Each weapon has its respective advantages and disadvantages. For example, when fighting enemies armed with small weapons, using a shield against them will give you an advantage, as it can easily block those attacks.