Player-Authored Gameplay, Fantasy Inspired Animation and Classic Dungeon Exploration; Transports Players Back to the Iconic Stygian Abyss; in Underworld Ascendant
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 on Thursday November 20th, 2018, and will be 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.
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 favor 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.