Underworld Ascendant, the Crowdfunced dungeon crawler from independent game studio OtherSide Entertainment, co-founded by Paul Neurath (Ultima Underworld, Thief) and Warren Spector (Deus Ex, Epic Mickey), has been confirmed to hit Steam on PC Thursday, November 15, 2018 for $29.99 USD, published by 505 Games. A new trailer unveiled at Gamescom throws 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 favour with their descendants and share their knowledge and strength with them to defeat Typhon.
Deemed a spiritual successor to Ultima: Underworld, players can choose from a variety of items, skills and abilities that allow them to experience the game in many different ways in Underworld Ascendant. 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.