Cyberpunk twin-stick shooter The Ascent finds a brand new dwelling on PlayStation subsequent month. Since its launch final July, the sport has solely been obtainable on Xbox consoles and PC.
PS5 and PS4 gamers can step into The Ascent’s world on March 24. Pre-ordering will get you the RPEG 33 energy-type Rocket Launcher. The highest-down shooter lets gamers blast their method by means of a cyberpunk dystopia alone or with as much as three different pals. The sport options a wide range of weapons and cybernetic talents and RPG-style development and facet quests.
Steam gamers even have new goodies. New Recreation+ is now obtainable, letting gamers who’ve completed the sport replay it with all of their gear/stats intact. Enemies and their assaults are harder and hit more durable, and ranges have been elevated to 30+. Weapons could be upgraded previous Mk.10 as nicely. The Cyber Warrior DLC pack is now obtainable for PC, including two weapons, three weapon skins, seven items of armor, and a brand new tactical for $4.99.
The Ascent was among the many most visually spectacular titles of 2021. Though its gameplay and storytelling didn’t at all times hit the mark, it supplied a decent cooperative expertise. In his overview, GI video editor Alex Stadnik wrote, “The Ascent has points, however these points don’t detract from my general enjoyment of the sport. I received’t write my thesis on its commentary on capitalism, however I’ll fondly bear in mind my co-op periods the place I tore by means of this cyberpunk world. That being stated, the shallow RPG components, lack of significant narrative, and exploration frustration have been constants that basically dragged the expertise down. Neon Big has made a stable basis to construct on, and I hope we are able to see future installments develop into one thing actually worthy of ascension.”