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Eurogamer is reporting that Matt Thorson’s TowerFall Ascension will be released for the Xbox One on January 25.
TowerFall, which was was originally released for the Ouya in 2013, is a 2D platformer where up to four players compete in an archery battle to be the last man standing. Thorson launched the expanded Ascension Edition for the PC and PS4 in 2014, with a Vita release following in 2015. The Dark World expansion added more levels and a four-player co-op campaign.
TowerFall Ascension and the Dark World expansion will both be available for the Xbox One on January 25.
It’s a good day for TowerFall fans as developer Matt Thorson has announced that a standalone eight-player variant, imaginatively titled TowerFall 8-Player, is now available to download for the PC through Itch.io:
Pack 8 friends on a couch and get ready to experience true chaos. Free-for-all matches now support up to 6 players, and team matches are playable with a full 8 archers at once! Every Versus level in the original game, including all the Dark World stages, are included, adapted to widescreen to fit all the absurd action.
And in other TowerFall news, the developer has confirmed (via Twitter) that TowerFall Ascension (and the Dark World expansion) is currently in the works for the Xbox One. There’s currently no release date yet, but Thorson added, “I’m playing it and it’s awesome.”
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- TowerFall Ascension, Matt Thorson’s manic multiplayer archery battler, is now available to download for the PS Vita. It’s a Cross-Buy freebie if you already own the PS4 version, and it’s also compatible with the PlayStation TV if you don’t always want to be on the go.
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Finally this week, Sierra and The Odd Gentlemen have released Rubble Without A Cause, the second episode of their King’s Quest reboot, for the PS4 and PS3.
After a two-day delay, this week’s update to the PlayStation Store is now live and ready to receive your gaming dollars. This week, PS4 owners will be able to experience the multiplayer archery brawler TowerFall Ascension.
On the PS3, players will be able to jump back into the brutal Dark Souls universe with Dark Souls II. The liquid simulation game Vessel and the RPG Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky are also available to download. Finally, Vita owners will be able to download the pirate-themed tower defense game Fort Defense North Menace.
The magical day I’ve been waiting for is finally going to arrive! On March 11, TowerFall Ascension will be coming to the PlayStation 4. Matt Thorson himself wrote the PlayStation Blog post with the announcement.
In case you don’t know what TowerFall Ascension is (and seriously, if you don’t, where have you been?), it’s an incredibly competitive four-player versus game of archery. The graphics are retro, but the physics are not – you can arc your own arrows to catch an unsuspecting foe, as well as dodge and catch the arrows of enemies. Every second is crucial – you won’t even want to blink.
TowerFall originally came out for the Ouya as one of its big launch titles. It’s been revamped for the PS4, and now includes a a new Quest mode for one or two players. In this arena, you’ll have to fight against monsters that spawn from portals. It doesn’t sound as fun as multiplayer, but it’s something to do when you’re home alone.
TowerFall was in our PAXpocalypse list and was also mentioned twice in our end-of-year awards, the Golden Pixels. It’s one of the best local multiplayer games out there, and it’s the number one reason why you should go out and buy more DualShock 4s right now… or at least before March 11.
Since its release this Summer, TowerFall has been the toast of the Ouya. With its retro graphics and frantic gameplay, the multiplayer archery fighter has charmed more than a few gamers. Developer Matt Thorson has been hard at work on bringing TowerFall to the PC with expanded features (including a single-player mode), but now he’s ready to announce that this new version of the game, known as TowerFall Ascension, will also be released for the PS4 in early 2014.
Ascension will add a ton of new content to the TowerFall formula including “50 new Versus levels, four more playable archers, an all-new, twelve-player cooperative Quest Mode, six additional power-ups, and more.”