In the upcoming JRPG Astria Ascending, you could take a break from the main story with J-Ster, the in-universe strategic board game.
You will be invited to duels as you meet new people and as you progress in the game. Be careful with the rules given by the NPCs, you could lose your precious tokens on an unfortunate defeat!
But the glory and the tokens will be yours if you win! Be strategic, steal your opponent’s tokens and become the best J-Ster player.
If you aren’t familiar with the game, here’s a brief overview:
Explore the vast and beautiful world of Orcanon
Visit five different cities populated by unique creatures and solve more than 20 dangerous dungeons. With over 50 hours of game-play and a range of fun mini-games – including shoot ‘em ups, an original fantasy-themed card game and challenging environmental puzzles.
A grand tale of fate and sacrifice
Immerse yourself in a fascinating narrative rife with betrayal, sacrifice and terrors. A story based around adult characters, Astria Ascending offers a more mature experience and extensive dialog.
A rewarding turn-based combat system
Fight over 200 different monsters in captivating, turn-based combat. Collect and summon legendary beasts into the fight and build up your power to wield legendary Cosmo Breaks.
Meet an unforgettable cast of characters
Pick from eight customizable characters spanning a range of fantastical races and skills, and assemble a heroic team that must sacrifice everything to save the world. With 20 classes to choose from and an array of unique skills to command, their fates are doomed, but the world is not.
A hand-drawn adventure crafted with skill and passion
From a team featuring developers from Final Fantasy, Nier Automata and Bravely Default, Astria Ascending includes full voice acting in Japanese and English, a traditionally animated, fully hand-drawn 2D world and a dynamic weather system.