Today, 505 Games announced that its fan-funded action-RPG Underworld Ascendant is available now on PC via Steam. The game is currently on sale until November 21, with early purchasers acquiring some in-game bonuses and a discount.
Written & directed by Joe Fielder (Bioshock Infinite), Underworld Ascendant takes players back in time to the genesis of role-playing games as they assume the role of ‘The Ascendant,’ summoned to the legendary Stygian Abyss by a mysterious figure called Cabirus. There, they learn of the beast Typhon, a threat to both their worlds, who can only be stopped by the player. To defeat Typhon, players must overcome challenges, uncover lost secrets and gain favor with factions to maximize knowledge and strength.
Underworld Ascendant boasts robust player-authored gameplay that encourages and rewards experimentation within a constantly evolving environment that reacts dynamically to player choices. Each decision holds the potential for great opportunity or grave consequences. Players can mix and match dozens of combat, stealth and magic skills to develop their unique style of play and devise clever plans to overcome challenges as they navigate the foreboding Stygian Abyss.
In addition, there are three in-game items that players can get if they purchase the game by November 21:
Vorpa: A companion creature that appears mild-mannered, but will launch itself at nearby enemies who are at extremely low health
Mana Leech: A companion creature that absorbs Mana throughout the world, “firing” its reserves at the player when Mana is low
Map of The Stygian Abyss: A digital map of the iconic Stygian Abyss to aid players in their explorations of its fathoms
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