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Ascend: New Gods - Xbox 360 goes free-to-play at last

Edge: Those of you who watched Microsoft's E3 2012 press conference may recall Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios, introducing teaser trailers for three new games. At the time, none really caught the eye: such is the way of CG teasers. There was Lococycle, from 'Splosion Man developer Twisted Pixel, and Matter, a Kinect game from Hollywood director Gore Verbinski. The third, Ascend: New Gods, from Toy Soldiers developer Signal Studios, promised persistent asynchronous multiplayer across Xbox 360 and Windows Phone.

But there's more to it than that: it's Xbox 360's first truly free-to-play game.

A thirdperson, fantasy action-RPG due in 2013, Ascend casts players as one of the Caos, a breed of warriors created solely to serve the will of the Gods. You'll pledge allegiance to one of the three deities, battling your way across an evolving land in their honour. You won't be playing as the same character throughout: Signal says the "largest rewards" are reser...

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shintowave1231453d ago SpamShowReplies(3)
BigShotSmoov0071453d ago

Seems lame to him cause he's either a sony fanboy or nintendo fanboy and no matter what micrsoft comes out with, he'll dislike. Anyways it does seem interesting and can't wait to hear more about it. I'm hoping it's something to talk about in the future.

jdktech20101453d ago

I'm down with some free to play...if I don't like, I don't have to play it.

What a novel concept

h311rais3r1453d ago

Come fanboys. Come to hate.

Siren301453d ago

Both toy soldiers games were awesome and I am pretty excited to see what the devolopers do with this game.

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