Ascend: Hand of Kul has been in beta for most of this year, but everyone else is going to get their hands on it this week. The free-to-play title from Signal Studios arrives on Xbox Live on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

The title, which was previously called Ascend: New Gods, is an online action-RPG. While this is a free-to-play game, according to Signal Studios, there is no premium currency. Instead, the "souls" that are earned in-game can also be purchased with real money. Nothing is walled off from those that choose not to pay, with cash greasing the wheels rather than unlocking a gate.

You can try it out for yourself later this week.

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Our Take
Signal Studios has a strong track record with both Toy Soldiers and the 80s-inspired Toy Soldiers: Cold War. There hasn't been a lot of news on Ascend: Hand of Kul during its development and beta, but I'm hopeful that the amount of time spent polishing the title pays off when it arrives on Wednesday.