Ascendant By Hapa Games Is The Ultimate Hardcore Side-Scrolling Brawler Now Available For The PC

Ascendant

There Are Great Warriors & There Are Demigods … Which Are You?

Orlando, Florida, June 17th 2014: Independent games developer and publisher ‘Hapa Games’ is proud to announce the worldwide release and availability of their launch-title for PC, Mac and Linux, Ascendant. Available for purchase today at all major gaming portals such as Steam, this critically acclaimed title is an unforgiving beat ‘em up that challenges even the best of players!

At its core, Ascendant is a stunningly beautiful and insanely hard side-scrolling brawler! Created with a passion for beautiful art styles and fluid engaging mechanics, the game introduces players to a brand new world each time they play. Using modern rogue like elements such as permadeath and procedurally generated environments, you play the role of a demigod who invades a plane controlled by your rivals. They will stop at nothing to eliminate you, and only the best of warriors will triumph over their armies of zealots and beasts.

Key Features:
·         Death is Final – When your enemies defeat you, the game is over. No respawning. No returning to the last save point. You will need all of your cunning and skill to win.
·         A New World Each Run – Each play through creates a new hazardous land for adventure. You will never know exactly what you will encounter in the next room, which hazards will be presented to you, what you will find in a chest, or even (in some cases) which boss you will be fighting next. Expect hours of replay value and new challenges.
·         A Brutal Struggle – The armies of your demigod rivals are relentless. When a foe cuts you with his sword, it hurts. If you slip into a pit of spikes, the blades leave deep wounds. If a bomb explodes nearby you will burn. Health recovery items are rare. Fight with precision, speed, and timing to survive. Dodge attacks and crush your opponent when he is off-balance to seize the advantage.
·         Agile Beat ’em Up Combat – Slam enemies into each other to deal massive damage. Pummel enemies with ground and air combos or launch a barrage of spells. Launch your opponents in the air with rapid dashing assaults making them helpless against your divine onslaught.
·         Blessings – Blessings are part of ancient relics that players can find and equip on either their weapon, armor, or spell. Each of these sockets will grant a different power. Double jump, choke your enemies with a poison cloud, or jolt them to ashes with lightning. Equip and customize your Blessings to determine your own fate.

Ascendant is an impressive Single-Player and Co-Op game. Featuring compelling gameplay, visually stunning graphics, polished controls, unlockable characters, and unheard of weaponry, prepare yourself to conquer the world!

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