Underworld Ascendant is slated for a September 2018 release.
Return to the Abyss[edit | edit source]
From the creative minds behind the acclaimed Ultima Underworld series, in Underworld Ascendant, Paul Neurath and Warren Spector's OtherSide Entertainment is innovating upon the series' signature player-authored gameplay in bold new ways and bringing the "immersive sim" genre forward in a breathtaking fantasy realm, rife with danger and full of intrigue.
- Journey through the unfamiliar
- Unlock your creative potential
- Utilize your environment to stack the odds in your favor
- Devise the ideal plan to overcome the challenges you face, or dive in and think on your feet
A deeply immersive world[edit | edit source]
Enter a fully-realized dungeon realm, rendered in expressive detail, where simulated systems make logical sense and creative experimentation is amply rewarded. You can...
- Interact with useful flora and physics-based traps
- Encounter fantastic creatures like Lizard Men, opportunistic Outcasts, and fearsome Mind Cripplers --- all with unique abilities that can be used to your advantage.
Unboxed gameplay[edit | edit source]
Do you enjoy the freedom of choice in sandbox games like Deus Ex or Elder Scrolls? The team at OtherSide in large part invented this style of experience with the original Ultima Underworld --- now they intend to take it to the next level. Underworld Ascendant's Improvisation Engine encourages you to experiment and unlock your creative potential. Devise clever techniques that even the game's designers haven't imagined yet!
At the heart of Underworld Ascendant's distinctive gameplay is the Improvisation Engine, which gives you an array of tools to think up your own ingenious solutions to challenges.
- Experiment with a wide array of skills and magic
- Manipulate your environment --- and the creatures who reside in it --- to stack the odds in your favor
- Craft your own adventure
- The game sets the challenge, and the solution is up to you
Enjoy swordplay and spell casting that are distinctly dynamic and inventive.[edit | edit source]
Experience engaging first-person combat. Launch yourself into fluid, running battles where maneuvering and timing are everything. Utilize your environment.
- Collect magical runes bristling with power. Learn to combine them to surprising effect. Discover potent spells like Charm Creature, Hailstones, and Clairvoyant Eye. Experiment to customize and improve their effects.
- Obtain rare and powerful weapons and armor. Align with the dwarves to acquire masterfully-crafted plate mail. Trade with dark elves to gain access to an arsenal of enchanted weaponry.
Dynamic narrative[edit | edit source]
Become embroiled in an epic plot, as rival factions vie for dominance in struggles that ebb and flow across the realm. Every decision you make has unique consequences on events and the world around you. How will you navigate the Stygian Abyss?
Ever-evolving quests[edit | edit source]
Explore constantly-evolving environments, offering dynamic opportunities and deepening challenges. Set out on a wide variety of quests:
- Juggle intrigue and manipulation among conflicting Factions
- Oppose the growing influence of the Undead
- Delve into ruins and collect rare objects
- Alter the environment
- & more!