Asura was once a revered general of the gods who defeated an enemy known as the Gohma. Returning from the war, Asura was summoned to the Emperor's throne. But to his horror, Asura finds the Emperor has been murdered and he has been accused of the crime. After escaping imperial forces, Asura rushes home to protect his family only to find his beloved wife Durga dead and his daughter Mithra kidnapped. In his rage, Asura pursues his former allies who have Mithra contained in a glass capsule. As Asura charges to save his child, Asura is repulsed by the god Deus, who reveals himself to be the Emperor's murderer so he can bring about what he calls "The Great Rebirth". Weakened by Deus' attacks, Asura is dropped over the edge of the platform and falls to Earth while swearing to exact his vengeance.
Twelve millenia later, Asura is awakened from hibernation by the
prayers of a young girl in the mountains. After saving the girl from a
pack of ape-like creatures, Asura ventures through the world battling
the forces of the gods as he fights to save Mithra from Deus and the
Seven Deities, his former allies who now rule Heaven and have been using
Mithra's powers to amplify their own. Along his journey, Asura will
combat Heaven's soldiers, ferocious wild life, giant battleships, and
other powerful foes. It is by that time as Asura's former friend Yasha
begins to see the injustice in Deus's ways and attempts to stop the
Seven Deities' cause.
The game incorporates various gameplay elements, which require the
player to build up a meter at the top of the screen which will allow
them to activate a 'Burst' which allows them to progress through the
story. Whilst the game mainly features cinematic sequences which feature
quick time events,
there are various different types of gameplay available. Examples
include players fighting one on one against opponents, or dodging enemy
fire in shoot 'em up section.