What you need to know
- Ashen is a third-person action game along the lines of Dark Souls.
- It launched on Xbox Game Pass many months ago.
- It's about to get its first expansion called Nightstorm Isle on Friday.
- You can purchase Xbox Game Pass through Amazon (opens in new tab).
Updated September 6, 2019: You can purchase the expansion for $10 through the Microsoft Store here (opens in new tab).
A few years ago, Ashen was revealed to the world on Microsoft's E3 stage. The game was inspired by Dark Souls and features a pastel-like aesthetic. You have to explore the world and dispatch challenging foes as you try to unravel a larger mystery. While the game is quite lengthy, it's about to get even bigger.
Today, developer A44 and publisher Annapurna Interactive announced its first expansion. Nightstorm Isle launches on September 6 for an undisclosed price. The wanderer accompanies a mother on a quest to find her lost daughter.
Venturing far from familiar ash-covered shores, players descend into the perilous depths of Nightstorm Isle. Countless horrors lurk below, yet nothing will prepare you for the ancient evil it imprisons.
Ashen is one of the best games available on Xbox One, and it's great to see that it's getting more content. We can't wait to play it on Friday. Hopefully, it'll be a visually-diverse area because the base game features very similar environments.
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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.
Oh, right, the game that I was going to play because it was publically promised as part of Xbox Game Pass, as a Play Anywhere title. I had been following its development with great anticipation since I knew it existed. I championed it. I was happy I was going to get it for free (well, as part of my subscription). But no. These guys got bought by EPIC at the last minute. So they said "screw you" to me and PC players. It didn't come out in Steam either. This is the game you want me to play? Hell no. Nobody should play games from companies that do things like these. A44 Games, see if I buy one of your games. Just my two cents, and what I'm gonna do. You can think whatever you want and do whatever you want.
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