The Ascent |OT| Behave, or I'll have you fucking recycled

The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter 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. You get things done, whatever menial task is given.

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.

Explore the world of Veles, alone or with up to three friends, to find out what happened. Your ascent through the arcology will lead you across the path of the most impressive enemies but also unexpected alliances. Fully customize your character’s appearance, skills and abilities to match your playstyle and loot various weapons and gear as you grow stronger.

Your ascent begins now.

Developer: Neon Giant

Publisher: Curve Digital

Genres: Action-Shooter RPG

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs

Pricing: $29.99 | 29.99€ | £24.99 | Also available on Game Pass at launch

Release date: 29/07/2021

Game details

A Vibrant Cyberpunk World

Meet new allies and enemies and find loot as you explore the brimming world of The Ascent and its wide range of districts, from the deep slums to the higher luxury spheres.

Explosive Shooter

Aim low or high, switch weapons and equip lethal gadgets, take cover and use the destructible environments at your advantage and keep adjusting your tactic as you face new enemies.

RPG Elements

Customize your character with cyberware that suits your playstyle. Allocate new skill points as you level-up and try various augmentations to take down your enemies in new creative ways.

Solo or Co-op

Play the entire game alone or work together with up to three friends in local or online co-op.

Additional info and updates

Neon Giant Official Website

Neon Giant Official Twitter Page

The Ascent Official Twitter Page

Trailers & Walkthroughs

Screenshots

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Can’t wait to play this game, hopefully it delivers!

Also awesome OP right there! :partying_face:

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Great OT!!!

Looking forward to The Ascent tomorrow afternoon. Hoping it plays as great as it looks but I do wonder if I can play solo off-line (aka Remnant: From the Ashes) and if that reticle on the HUD can be turned off.

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Do we know at what time this unlocks tomorrow?

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3AM AEST for any Aussies wondering on the 30th

I wonder when the embargo lifts

Will the NZ trick work on this??

4 hours before release

Nop. Global release at 1PM ET

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Thanks.

3am my time does not warrant staying to play lol. I’ll check it out later in the day.

Cannot wait to play tonight! Left the 1X in “instant on” mode before leaving the house this morning, just in case there’s any last minute updates or patches to install before getting started :+1:

Feels like it’s been quite a wait for this one. Really looking forward to spending some time with it & reading everyone’s first impressions later.

Game looks great but embargos being so close to release always worries me.

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I get it but the previews were quite positive so I wouldn’t worry.

What time does it unlock in the UK I’m seeing 2pm and 6pm ?

6PM BST. 2PM is for the embargo.

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Overall it definitely sounds like one that I will be excited to play, and I get the sense that the more hardcore gamer type reviewers liked it even more which is a good sign for me too.

9.7 from @Doncabesa

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