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Underworld Ascendant

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 forward in bold new ways.

Return to The Stygian Abyss in Underworld Ascendant®, the action RPG designed to encourage playstyle variety and choice. You are summoned by a mysterious figure to a breathtaking fantasy dungeon realm rife with danger and imperiled by the looming threat of the beast Typhon.

To save this world, and yours - you must unlock your creative potential, uncover lost secrets and gain favor with factions to maximize knowledge and strength. 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.

Each decision holds great opportunity and grave consequence. What you leave behind will be engraved on the lives of others. Assuming you survive...


Enter a fully-realized dungeon realm, rendered in expressive detail, where creative experimentation is encouraged and rewarded. Interact with useful flora and physics-based traps. Encounter fantastic creatures like steadfast Lizard Men, opportunistic Outcasts, and fearsome Mind Cripplers - all with unique abilities that can be used to your advantage.

Become embroiled in an epic plot, as rival factions vie for survival. Your decisions have consequences on events and in the world around you. How will you survive The Stygian Abyss?

Launch yourself into fluid, intense combat. Cast powerful magic to defeat the enemy. Use stealth and subterfuge to avoid enemies and obstacles altogether. Freely mix and match across dozens of distinct combat, stealth & magic abilities, plus your choice of weapons, magical items and useful provisions to create a unique hero who is truly your own.

Unlock your creative potential with the Improvisation Engine, where simulated systems make logical sense and can be both beneficial and hazardous. Experiment with a wide array of skills, items and magic. Manipulate the environment - and creatures who reside in it - to improve your chances. The game sets the challenge, the solution is up to you. Craft your own adventure.

Explore constantly-evolving environments, offering dynamic opportunities and deepening challenges. Set out on a wide variety of quests: from intrigue and manipulation among conflicting factions to opposing the growing influence of the undead. Delve into lost areas, collect rare objects, alter the environment, gather information and more.

Earn rewards and unlock skills through resourceful, varied and ingenious performance. Solve challenges in unique ways and push yourself to experiment.


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Underworld Ascendant

Developer: OtherSide Entertainment

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Combat: Real-time
Play-time: 20-40 hours
Voice-acting: Partially voiced

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· Platform: PC
· Released: 2018-11-15
· Publisher: 505 Games