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TowerFall Ascension: the multiplayer battler coming to PC with new co-op mode in tow

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Previously Ouya-exclusive knockabout archery multiplayer game TowerFall is coming to PC, as we already mentioned several times over the last few months . However, until now we haven't had a video to back up our outrageous claims. Now we do, along with a title: the pleasantly oxymoronic TowerFall Ascension. What new stuff is in this belated PC (and *cough* PS4) version? Well, co-op for one thing, plus a bunch of other stuff I'm saving until after the break. Hey, stop pelting me with arrows.

Joining the original game's simple single-player mode and Smash Bros-style multiplayer battling will be a new co-op quest mode, a load of new items, and 50 new multiplayer levels - that's a lot of instances of the word 'new'. One thing that won't make it in, however, is online multiplayer - at least not at launch .

There's no date yet for TowerFall Ascension, but creator Matt Thorson has previously suggested that it will release in January.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.