Escape from Asura Announced

Published: June 23, 2020 11:37 AM /


Escape from Asura title

During the New Game Plus Expo today, Aksys Games and Mikage LLC showed off Escape from Asura with a very brief trailer. It seems to be a dark, moody game, and in it you must "save the one you love."

It's coming in 2021 to the PS4 and Switch.

No further details have been revealed, but according to SiliconeraEscape from Asura is a Westernized version of another game called Criminal Girls X. That is a free-to-play game for mobile platforms, PS4 and Switch. Its crowdfunded singleplayer campaign is coming to Japan this August.

As Siliconera also reported, and as covered by Gematsu, the developer of Criminal Girls X, Mikage LLC, had announced an original title for Western audiences to be released in 2021 for the PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC that would be published by Aksys Games. It would also have VR support, which Criminal Girls X will also have. Apparently, more details will be revealed at Anime Expo 2020, which is now Anime Expo Lite and will be a free livestreamed event during July 3 and 4.

That Escape from Asura is a Western Criminal Girls X is just speculation. As for Criminal Girls X, it's a dungeon crawler in which the protagonist, a male turned into the form of a cat, must "redeem" 24 girls in one year to save his love from "eternal torture." Saving the one he loves...sounds like Escape from Asura. So the pieces are certainly there, but again, all comparisons are mere guesses at this point.

If you want to check out the 11-second long trailer revealed today, see the video below, by way of Gematsu:

Interested in learning more details about Escape from Asura, beyond this super short trailer? Think that the game really could be a Western version of Criminal Girls X? Let us know in the comments below!

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