Towerfall: Ascension Goes Head-To-Head With Heavy Hitters On March 11

by Mike Futter on Feb 19, 2014 at 08:40 AM

The month of March is crowded with exciting game releases. South Park: The Stick of Truth, Infamous: Second Son, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, are just some of the titles arriving next month. Towerfall: Ascension now joins that list on the toughest day.

March 11 will see the release of Matt Thorson’s retro arena fighter Towerfall: Ascension (in North America). Ouya’s best title has been long awaited on other platforms. It will face Titanfall and Dark Souls II on the same day, though on different platforms.

Towerfall: Ascension is currently the only PlayStation 4 game slated for release that day (that we know of). In addition to the four-player competitive mode found in the original version, Towerfall: Ascension includes a quest mode for one or two players. For more, check out our review of the original.

Update: Matt Thorson has shared via Twitter that the PC version will be coming to Steam on March 11, also.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]


Our Take
I played the new version of Towerfall, and while I love the the gameplay and the inevitable trash talk, I don’t expect that it will get much action in my house. It’s not the lack of enjoyment, but rather the dearth of $60 PlayStation 4 controllers. Towerfall is good (really good, in fact), but it wasn’t enough to get me to buy an Ouya, and it’s certainly not enough to make me drop $120 on additional controllers. I’m quite ready for the PC version, though.