AWAKEN: Astral Blade Demo Receives Huge Update

A host of quality-of-life and balancing improvements implemented into the PC demo.

Global indie publisher ESDigital Games has updated the popular demo for the upcoming Metroidvania / side-scrolling action game AWAKEN: Astral Blade with a host of quality-of-life and balancing improvements following feedback from the community.

Since the launch of the PC demo on Steam, developers Dark Pigeon Games has been actively listening to the valuable feedback from players and the community and working to improve the overall gameplay experience.

The main feedback was focused on the difficulty of the game so the team has implemented some improvements and balancing to enhance the gameplay. Some of the key additions include:

  • The entire UI interface has been reworked for ease of use.
  • The mini-map function has been rebuilt, and you can now set markers on there.
  • Optimised the main character for a more life-like movement experience.
  • Players can lower the difficulty of the game if they die three times in the same place.
  • A new combo interface has been added where players can check the available combos at any time.
  • Once the game is completed in normal difficulty mode, players can unlock the hardcore levelto really test their skills.
  • Rookie’s Soul — when playing in ‘easy’ difficulty level a buff is applied to Increase the attack power and HP by 20% each every time the player dies.

The AWAKEN: Astral Blade PC demo can be downloaded from Steam now.

Watch the demo gameplay overview for AWAKEN: Astral Blade here

About AWAKEN: Astral Blade

Weave your own story in this dark 2D side-scrolling action fairy tale game. Join Tania, the bionically enhanced protagonist as she is sent into the rainforests of Horace Islands in search of a missing Investigation Force. Once there, Tania discovers a dark Karpas energy flooding through the islands, mutating the animals and plants into deadly anathemorphs.

As she journeys deeper into the forests, Tania discovers the centuries-old remains of the ‘Eternity’, a long-lost civilisation thought extinct, and with it, the former Altar of the Eternity and ground zero of the Karpas energy source. Here Tania’s journey truly begins as she discovers ancient secrets buried deep within the ruins and she must discover the truth of the Eternity and the truth of her own origins and destiny.


  • Unique Invoke Abilities System to hone combat skills and combos.
  • Discover shards of memories and information, like echoes of the past, which represent an energy war of a thousand years ago.
  • Parry, Fast-Stand-up and Hyperfocus — these abilities will help Tania in battle and gain control in her encounters.
  • Discover the weak spots of your enemies and deal extra damage when attacking them, sending them in a special feeble status.
  • Customization is everything so take the time to discover the characteristics and advantages of enhancing your skills. Talents, weapons, abilities and costumes can all be customized to your gameplay style.

AWAKEN: Astral Blade will be launching for PC via Steam and PlayStation consoles later this year. For more information, please visit

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