Underworld Ascendant

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From the creative minds behind the acclaimed Ultima Underworld® series, in Underworld Ascendant®, Paul Neurath and Warren Spector's OtherSide Entertainment is innovating upon the series’ signature player-authored gameplay in bold new ways and bringing the ‘immersive sim’ genre forward in a breathtaking fantasy realm, rife with danger and full of intrigue.

Return to The Stygian Abyss in Underworld Ascendant®, the action RPG designed to maximize player choice. Journey through the unfamiliar. Unlock your creative potential. Utilize your environment to stack the odds in your favor. Devise the ideal plan to overcome the challenges you face or dive in and think on your feet.

Each decision holds great opportunity and grave consequence. What you leave behind will be engraved on the lives of others. Assuming you survive

KEY FEATURES:
A DEEPLY IMMERSIVE WORLD
Enter a fully-realized dungeon realm, rendered in expressive detail, where simulated systems make logical sense and creative experimentation is amply rewarded. Interact with useful flora and physics-based traps. Encounter fantastic creatures like Lizard Men, opportunistic Outcasts, and fearsome Mind Cripplers – all with unique abilities that can be used to your advantage.

DYNAMIC NARRATIVE
Become embroiled in an epic plot, as rival factions vie for dominance in struggles that ebb and flow across the realm. Every decision you make has unique consequences on events and the world around you. How will you navigate The Stygian Abyss?

A HERO TO CALL YOUR OWN
Launch yourself into fluid, intense combat. Cast powerful magic to defeat the enemy. Use stealth and subterfuge to avoid enemies and obstacles altogether. Freely mix and match across dozens of distinct combat, stealth & magic abilities, plus your choice of weapons, magical items and useful provisions to create a unique hero who is truly your own.

UNBOXED GAMEPLAY
Unlock your creative potential with the Improvisation Engine. Experiment with a wide array of skills and magic. Manipulate your environment – and creatures who reside in it – to stack the odds in your favor. The game sets the challenge, the solution is up to you. Craft your own adventure.

EVER-EVOLVING QUESTS
Explore constantly-evolving environments, offering dynamic opportunities and deepening challenges. Set out on a wide variety of quests: from intrigue and manipulation among conflicting Factions to opposing the growing influence of the undead. Delve into lost areas, collect rare objects, alter the environment, and more.

UNIQUE REWARDS SYSTEM
Earn rewards and unlock skills through exceptional performance and creative solutions. Solve challenges in unique ways and push yourself to experiment.

Hotfix Notes 4.3 - Fixed the brightness slider. On new and old saves, you may need to go to the Options menu and readjust your brightness slider. - Fixed the color vibrancy issue related to the brightness slider. Known Issue: - For the Upper Erebus side quest "Expel the Undead," the Animus may spawn outside of the area indicated on the map.

2019-08-27

Hotfix Notes 4.2 * Underworld Ascendant is finally available on Mac and Linux! * Fixed rare braindead AI issue and improved enemy awareness. * The map can be freely accessed using the assigned hotkey. * Includes if the player changed the Map hotkey to a non-default setting. * Fixed a hitch when selecting water arrows for the first time in a session. * VSync is now default to O...

2019-08-19

Update 4 Hotfix Build Notes Hi all, We've just released a 1.5GB hotfix for Update 4 on PC! Here's what changed: Reduced the force used to move carried objects against obstructions in some cases that were causing the player to be pushed in the opposite direction (for example, you might have been lifted off the ground while stacking crates). Some wooden platforms that were float...

2019-07-02

Update 4 includes more new content, tuning improvements, and fixes. We hope you enjoy! What's New: This update is about 1.1GB in size. Added friendly NPC interactions with a number of new characters, many of whom are locked away behind insidious challenges that can only be accessed by powering a Materia Modus to lower the local water level. New main quest to find and free the ...

2019-06-18

Greetings all! We have a small (~30mb) hotfix that addresses crash bugs that a few players have been experiencing. We are still working to reproduce additional crash reports and will address them as soon as we are able. If you are still experiencing crashes in an area, quicksave often and let us know the details so we can investigate.

2019-05-02

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-6600 @ 3.3GHz / Ryzen 3 1300X
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 960 (3GB)/ AMD R9 280 (3GB)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 25 GB available space

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7-6700/ AMD Ryzen 5 1500x
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)/ Radeon RX 480 (8GB)
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 25 GB available space

MAC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

LINUX SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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