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TowerFall Ascension Coming to PS4 on March 11

Matt Thorson's Avatar + Posted by Matt Thorson on Feb 19, 2014 // Indie Game Developer, Matt Makes Games Inc

TowerFall Ascension on PS4

TowerFall Ascension is finally nearing release on PS4. I’ve been getting tons of tweets and emails imploring me for a release date, and I’m super excited to announce that the game will be available on PlayStation Store March 11th in North America. We’re still ironing out the details for Europe, but it shouldn’t be far behind.

For the uninitiated, TowerFall Ascension is a 4-player archery combat platformer. It’s a competitive party game inspired by classics from the glory days of local multiplayer. You’ll get plenty of chaos, close calls, and comebacks. Be sure to have a few friends (or enemies) handy when you download it. Gloating is encouraged and noise complaints just mean you’re playing it right.

Hands-on footage of TowerFall Ascension, courtesy of hojjoshMC

If you’ve played the original TowerFall you know that at its core, the game is about intense 4-­player battles. In Ascension there are 50 new Versus arenas to fight on, for a total of 120 unique levels, and a bunch of new variants to customize your matches with. There are a few new powerups too, which change the game up considerably. My favorite: drill arrows that burrow through walls.

Ascension also introduces the new 1­ or 2­-player co-­op Quest mode. It’s an arena mode where monsters spawn from portals as you defend yourself using the same skills you’ve honed in Versus mode. Quest mode is an interesting new take on the same core mechanics, and adds a bunch of new content to explore even when you don’t have three friends around.

TowerFall Ascension on PS4

The game’s previous incarnation, simply called TowerFall, was awarded #3 game of the year from Polygon. TowerFall Ascension has gone on to become a PAX 10 selection and an IndieCade awardee, and now it’s a finalist at the Independent Games Festival. But what I really can’t wait to hear is feedback from players. And I’m eager to see what you guys and gals share with PS4’s livestreaming and video sharing features. See you in March!

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+ fivexl on February 20th, 2014 at 11:23 pm said:

Online multiplayer?


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+ AizawaYuuichi on February 21st, 2014 at 2:09 am said:

@ KazeEternal: Here are our remotes.

gamestop.com/ps4/accessories/ps4-media-remote-control/113590
or
gamestop.com/ps4/accessories/ps4-bluray-remote/112293

They may not be “official” Sony remotes, but they’ll work. The first one even looks like it belongs next to the PS4.


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+ jmanstyles on February 21st, 2014 at 8:02 am said:

This game looks amazing but without online support I cannot jump into it. I am super interested in the battle system but in today’s culture it just isn’t feasible. I have 2 kids and a job that works me 60 hour a week. My friends don’t live down the street. The majority of our time together by nature of things is online gaming. This is not an uncommon situation. Us gamers out of college with families need options like online support. WHEN I get to see my friends in person for gaming purposes I would love to play this but I also run into the issue of having enough controllers. I have 1 PS4 controller because multiplay gaming events around my ps4 are not common. Especially with 60 dollar controllers and a brand new console. My friends don’t carry their controllers around with them everywhere. Makes me sad this doesn’t support online.


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+ IXxHIJACKERxXI on February 21st, 2014 at 6:41 pm said:

@{{Sony}} Games like this for the ps4 lol No ps4 For me it cost to much & games like this is not helping you guys :D have a Good day.


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