Microsoft have announced that Ascend: New Gods is to be released next year. Described as a “rich third-person action RPG at its heart.”, Ascend looks like an action-heavy hack and slasher from the trailer.
Worryingly, it looks a bit like Bloodforge, though it is developed by the creators of the wonderful Toy Soldiers franchise, so hopefully they’ve got another hit on their hands.
There’s no word whether it’s an XBLA title or a full retail release, but it should be out some time next year. The E3 trailer below shows off all of Ascend’s godly goodness.
Update: It’s always difficult to be sure during these fast-paced stage shows but Ascend: New Gods does appear to be an XBLA title.