Ascendant Is a Side-Scrolling Roguelike Beat ‘Em up Coming to PS4 in August


In order to avoid all the big games coming out on August 25, Hapa Games has delayed Ascendant until September 8.

Co-Founder Ben Crocker said:

It’s a big day for some big games. Ascendant would likely be buried underneath all of those games so moving the release date gives us the best chance to get the game in front of players.

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Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2013 for the PC version, developer Hapa Games has announced that Ascendant is coming to the PlayStation 4 on August 25 in North America.

Described as a “side-scrolling roguelike beat ‘em up where you’ll take on the role of a demigod in a war against your rivals,” you’ll be able to find a variety of weapons, armor, spells, and Blessings in Ascendant that will help your battle to supremacy.

Project Manager Benjamin Crocker talked about Blessings:

One of the main features in the game is the Blessings system. Blessings are boons granted to the demigods that dramatically change and improve their abilities as they battle through each realm. They can be slotted into either your weapon, armor, or spell and provide a distinct power-up depending on which Blessing has been placed there. A good example is from an early-game Blessing you can find called The Blessing of Agni. Agni, as the Hindu god of fire, is a fire-based Blessing. If you slot it into your weapon, you will have a chance to apply a fire damage-over-time effect to your enemy with each melee strike. If you slot it into your spell, your spells will now explode on impact. Slotted into armor, Agni will explode every time you take damage.

There are over twenty Blessings just like this one to find, unlock, and improve the demigods. Some examples include a double jump, poison spells, a berserker rage, and a giant shark that eats wounded enemies.

Hapa Games didn’t say anything about a European release for Ascendant today.

[Source: PS Blog]