Underworld Ascendant, a spiritual sequel to the pioneer of first-person games Ultima Underworld, has been anticipated since it was first announced. The developers Otherside Entertainment promised a totally freeform RPG letting players figure out their own ways of getting through puzzles and we definitely put that idea to the test when we played it earlier this year. Thankfully, everyone else can test it themselves when it releases on November 15 on PC.
Underworld Ascendant puts players back into the Stygian Abyss, an area first introduced in Ultima Underworld, to explore, exploit, and conquer. Players grow through their experience by climbing a multi-branched skill tree and completing quests within the dungeon's darkest corners.
You can check out the Gamescom trailer below.
You can read our interview with veteran developer Paul Neurath here where he discusses how the game builds on the immersive sim legacy.
Underworld Ascendant releases on PC on November 15. The game comes courtesy of Otherside Entertainment, which is also working on the System Shock Remake that recently got delayed.