Akash: Path of the Five is a visual novel in the otome style.
Players will assume the role of Aurora, a member of a fantasy race known as the “Al’wan,” or elementals. For nearly a millenia, the number of elemental girls born has dwindled over the generations, forcing them to interbreed with humans to save their race from extinction.
As the first elemental girl the village of Akash has seen in over 200 years, all eyes are on Aurora while she prepares for her Coming of Age Ceremony. Tensions between her home village and a neighboring village of humans boil over, threatening an all-out war. Players will have the opportunity to cultivate a romance with one of her five classmates, navigate the conflict between the two races, and plan the greatest Coming of Age Ceremony the village of Akash has seen in two centuries.
Akash features full voice-over provided by a veteran voice cast. Starring:
Akash’s story features a branching narrative governed by player choice, ultimately leading to one of multiple endings.
Character artwork is produced in 8k resolution and then scaled to 4k resolution to ensure maximum detail for both PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®4 Pro. Akash features a customizable player name, over 60 expertly rendered CGs to collect, multiple endings, and an original context-sensitive soundtrack.
Environments in Akash are truly dynamic - trees sway, leaves rustle, clouds churn, rain falls. Elements such as weather and lighting conditions are governed by the time of day that the scene is taking place. All backgrounds feature painted textures and custom shader effects to allow for seamless integration with the high-quality digitally painted characters, who themselves feature a range of poses and expressions.