In the world of Ascend, there are many challenges one cannot overcome with weapons alone. Pledge your loyalty to one of the three Gods - the chaotic Goddess of Darkness, the zealous God of Light, or the manipulative Lord of the Void as you compete for total dominion in the Crusade.
Each God offers unique abilities and spells, ranging from enhanced melee damage to reinforced armor capabilities.
There’s been lots of talk (and articles) about Ascend: Hand of Kul lately. To make your life a bit easier, we’ve went ahead and compiled all our previous Ascend articles together in this easy-to-navigate guide! That way you won’t miss out on a single thing before you hop in to the Ascend Beta!
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Yes, the rumors are true! We have changed our name from Ascend: New Gods toAscend: Hand of Kul. We think it’s more fitting, don’t you?
While the internet offers many speculations on why the sudden name change, the real reason is this: A year has passed since our big unveil at E3 2012, and the New Gods are no longer “new”. It was a tough decision, but during their board meeting in The Sanctum a couple of weeks ago, the New Gods decided to step down from power.
Although the news came as a sudden shock to us, we agreed with their decision. Left without a governing body, we decided on our own that it would be more appropriate to give the title a more story-centric name. How? Well, you’re just going to have to play the game to find out.
Consumables give you one-time boosts that vary from speed and experience to health, attacks, and more. Alignment mask consumables allow you entry into special alignment dungeons that are intended only for followers of each of the New Gods; be alert for special chests that you otherwise would never find!
Consumables offer boosts and other benefits, giving you an advantage over your foes! Here’s a few choices you’ll find in the game:
Are you ready for your backstage pass into Ascend: New Gods? Then make sure to join XBLA Kaboom and Ascend Developers on the PlayXBLA Twitch channeltoday from 11-12 PM PST! Not only will we be giving you an exclusive sneak peak into Ascend: New Gods, but you’ll even get the chance to chat with Developers directly and ask them all your burning questions!
Ascend: Hand of Kul - Tuesday, March 19 (11-12PM PST)
(Rated M for Mature) Wage war for your God as a brutal Caos warrior on a unique journey to Ascension. Destroy the spawn of the Titan, invade other player’s parallel worlds, and tip the balance in the Crusade between the alliances. But the greatest rewards require the ultimate sacrifice—your character! Your Ascended Champions bestow abilities that shape your growing army into the ultimate Caos warriors.
It’s true! One of our most anticipated XBLA games has made its way to Twitter. Stay up to date on all the latest Ascend: New Gods announcements, events, and media. Plus, you’ll even have chances to win some awesome Ascend goodies! Just follow them at @AscendGame or click HERE!
It’s true – People can’t stop raving about Ascend: New Gods! Word has spread all over the web from eager gamers waiting to get their hands on it. Have a look at what they had to say:
“Solid visuals, tight controls, and some unique twists on classic action-RPG gameplay are promising.” – Njoystic
“We envisioned something similar to the role of the Einherjar in the Valkyrie Profile series. You build them up and send them away to accomplish a greater goal, but they’re still yours.” - The Jace Hall Show
“I think it will hit a niche in a market that is untapped.” - VGREVOLUTION
“With custom loot, combo-based combat that integrates magic and a unique leaderboard that seems to track almost every action you make, Ascend: Hand of Kul is a game to keep your eye on.” – FrontBURNR Gaming
“From the short section of Ascend I played, the game seems in good shape, with responsive controls, an intuitive UI, and a robust skill tree.” – Paste Magazine
Our local entomologist, Logan DeMelt, knows his bugs. Carefully analyzing, cataloging and often time sharing his collection with the team! You should also know that when he is not collecting bugs, he is collecting community thoughts. His obsession with bugs does not come from a place of love nor respect, however. To quote Sun Tzu and Starship Troopers “Know thy enemy. The only good bug is a dead bug.”