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Underworld Ascendant delayed to November 15th

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Underworld Ascendant delayed to November 15th

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Tue 21 August 2018, 01:51:00

Tags: 505 Games; Joe Fielder; OtherSide Entertainment; Tim Stellmach; Underworld Ascendant

In a new trailer created for this year's Gamescom expo, OtherSide Entertainment announced today that Underworld Ascendant has thankfully been delayed from its disastrous original release window of September to the slightly more reasonable November 15th. This delay is something they've been hinting at for a while, but it's a relief nonetheless. The trailer itself is about the game's story and setting - the Stygian Abyss, its factions, and the primordial horror known as Typhon that threatens it. Alongside the trailer, OtherSide have also released a third Underworld Ascendant dev diary focusing on the same topics as well as the game's art direction and level design. I'll post both videos here along with the accompanying press release:

CALABASAS, Calif. – August 20, 2018 – Underworld Ascendant, the fan-funded action RPG from independent game studio OtherSide Entertainment, co-founded by Paul Neurath (Ultima Underworld, Thief) and Warren Spector (Deus Ex, Epic Mickey), will descend onto Steam for PC Thursday, November 15, 2018 for $29.99 USD, published by 505 Games. A new trailer unveiled today at Gamescom invites players back to the memorable fantasy dungeon of the Stygian Abyss, introducing the game’s main antagonist Typhon, father of monsters and nemesis of Zeus: https://youtu.be/cQTYVHxL8zk.

In Underworld Ascendant, players assume the role of ‘The Ascendant,’ summoned to the Stygian Abyss by a mysterious figure – Cabirus. There, they learn that Typhon, a threat to both their worlds, can only be stopped by the player. To defeat Typhon, players must uncover secrets of what happened to the inhabitants of the Abyss, gain favour with their descendants and share their knowledge and strength with them to defeat Typhon.

In a throwback to game industry veterans’ Paul Neurath and Warren Spector’s celebrated past, Underworld Ascendant boasts a gameplay experience that encourages different playstyles and rewards experimentation in a dungeon environment that reacts dynamically to player choices. Players can choose from a variety of items, skills and abilities that allow them to experience the game in many different ways. They must think creatively to devise unique solutions to overcome the challenges they face in the Abyss, with each decision holding great opportunity and grave consequence.

Underworld Ascendant will be published on Steam for PC on November 15, 2018 by 505 Games. Players can Wishlist the game now at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/692840

To learn more about Underworld Ascendant, please visit: www.underworldascendant.com.

There's lots of new stuff in those videos - OtherSide seem to be making the most of their time. I'm still skeptical that they can finish this game successfully, but at least now they have a fighting chance.

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