Ever since the game raised $850,000 from its Kickstarter campaign, fans of the Underworld franchise have been eagerly anticipating further news from the development of Underworld Ascendant, the newest RPG from the established fantasy franchise. Today, 505 Games and OtherSide Entertainment announced their partnership to bring the franchise to its next evolutionary step.
For those who recall, Ultima Underworld released back in 1992, and introduced many elements that were previously unheard of in a fantasy RPG. Otherside Entertainment’s Studio Director Warren Spector believes that the next installment will accomplish similar feats.
“The original Underworld games broke new ground in the world of video game RPGs, and the Ascendant team is committed to innovation at that level. Early builds already prove that, and I can’t wait to see what comes next.”
Underworld Ascendant will take players back to The Stygian Abyss. There, they will craft and experiment with a wide range of tools to combat the dangers that lurk in the shadows of mystery. As you make new choices and solve each challenge, the world will react to make an adventure that feels truly your own.