12 minutes of new footage
Swedish indie developer Neon Giant is ramping up for release of their debut title The Ascent - an action-shooter RPG glossed in a gorgeous cyberpunk aesthetic.
Studio co-founder Arcade Berg walks us through a portion of the title's opening one-two hours of gameplay, which by most accounts looks polished and inviting.
Some things we learned:
2 player co-op via local or online play
Hub areas to pick up side missions, shop at vendors, explore etc
Players start with a pistol and over time progressive to more powerful weaponry
Not all enemies will attack on slight, some only after provoked
World looks very alive
Skills and abilities work in sync with each other
Almost all environment assets can be used as cover
The Ascent will release sometime this year, exclusively on Xbox and PC.