What do you get when you mix up Diablo with Cyberpunk 2077? This sweet looking action RPG developed by Neon Giant and published by Curve Digital called “The Ascent”.
The Ascent was revealed during the Inside Xbox showcase featuring third party games and has been confirmed to be an Xbox exclusive, releasing for the Xbox One, Series X, and PC sometime in 2020.
While gameplay was scarce during the reveal, IGN released 12 full minutes of actual gameplay and it’s shaping up to be a great action RPG with fantastic visuals and frantic action. Check out the in-game alpha footage video below:
Here is the overview of the game from its Steam Page:
The Ascent is a solo and co-op action RPG, set on Veles, a packed cyberpunk world.
Welcome to The Ascent Group arcology, a self-contained corporate-run metropolis, stretching high into the sky and filled with creatures from all over the galaxy.
You play as a worker, enslaved by the company that owns you and everyone else in your district. One day, whilst sent on a routine assignment to make use of your skills with a cyberdeck, you are suddenly caught in a vortex of catastrophic events. The Ascent Group, the largest mega corporation on the planet, shuts down for unknown reasons, causing the automated security systems to go haywire.
The survival of your district is threatened: rival corporations are trying to force appropriation and crime syndicates are looking to boost their black-market augmentation trade. You must take up arms to stop them from seizing control and embark on a new mission to find out what started it all.
You belong to the corporation. Can you survive without it?