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Ascend: New Gods

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Signal Studios
Release Date: 2013

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'Ascend: New Gods' (XBLA) Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on March 21, 2013 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT

Ascend: New Gods is a third-person action RPG experience that offers a variety of innovative new features such as multi-platform connectivity, a unique parallel multiplayer system and support for the newly-announced Xbox SmartGlass technology.

Enter the world as Caos, a gigantic breed of mighty warriors created to serve the will of the gods. Combat the immortal Titans while fending off attacks from rival players and establishing your influence in the global conflict. Ascend: New Gods delivers mythic action and cross-platform content across your console and mobile phone.

In Ascend:New Gods, players will be able to spend “souls”, the currency of the game, to acquire new and unique items, abilities, upgrades, and character customizations.  Souls can be earned in-game or purchased using Microsoft Points through Xbox Live. 

Providing further value to the player, Ascend takes advantage of unique technology that allows the developers to quickly and seamlessly deliver fresh content directly to the game world.

Players with Xbox Live Gold memberships can now sign up for closed beta access.

“Since the big reveal of Ascend at E3 last year, our team has been hard at work creating the kind of action role-playing experience that we’ve always wanted to play,” says D. R. Albright III, President and Creative Director of Signal Studios. “We’re really excited to move forward into beta and give players their first hands-on experience with the game.”

Signal Studios will be presenting Ascend: New Gods at PAX East in Boston, MA, March 22-24, 2013.  They can be found at booth #120.

Key Features:

  • The world of Ascend is always connected and evolving through dynamic user-shaped experiences.
  • War is raging between the Three Gods. Bind yourself to a God and rise to dominate the Ascend community. Players will kneel before your rule as you invade their games.
  • The largest rewards require the ultimate sacrifice – your character! But all is not lost; each life sacrificed to your God brings new abilities that help forge your ultimate Caos warrior.
  • Ascend offers unprecedented connectivity across mobile and console Xbox LIVE platforms. Wage war against Xbox 360 players from your mobile phone, gain power and prestige, and transfer it all to your console – anywhere, anytime.
  • Seamless mix of single and multiplayer gameplay
  • Dynamic landscape that changes beneath your feet as you claim territory for your God
  • Weekly and monthly Challenges between the three alignments sway the balance of the global Crusade
  • Random dungeon generator creates dynamic battle environments
  • Ascend your Caos Warrior to collect rewards and grow an army of Champions

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