Underworld Ascendant is the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign and is an upcoming video game developed by Warren Spector and Paul Neurath with an expected release window of September 2018 for the PC. Underworld Ascendant is a return to The Stygian Abyss which was made famous by the original two Underworld games Ultima Underworld The Stygian Abyss (1992) and Ultima Underworld II Labyrinth of Worlds (1993). Underworld Ascendant is an RPG action video game with a first-person view set in a fantasy world with skeletons and magical spells.
We had a chance to play Underworld Ascendant recently at a private E3 Expo 2018 media event. Much like the previous entries in this series years ago – Underworld Ascendant is mostly about the atmosphere and attention to details than the story. The visuals and tone of the upcoming game will easily make you forget about the ‘real world’ and commit you to delve deeper and further into the unknown of The Stygian Abyss. Casual gamers will soon learn that Underworld Ascendant doesn’t play like most video games as the environment is one of the biggest obstacles and one false move can easily send you to your death. We had a chance to experience this first-hand as a wooden board we were standing on snapped from our weight and sent us down onto a pile of spikes.
Underworld Ascendant was recently playable at PAX South but will also be available for those in attendance at E3 Expo 2018 to play. Underworld Ascendant is being developed by Otherside Entertainment and published by 505 Games.