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Underworld Ascendant gameplay video showcases stealth, magic, and 'hero kits'

We got a quick look at the updated Stygian Abyss in last week's Underworld Ascendant trailer out of PAX South, but the bits showcasing the game's "authored" visual style were broken up by longer segments of the developers talking about the game. As much as I'm happy to listen to guys like Warren Spector, Paul Neurath, and Tim Stellmach discuss the biz and what they're getting up to, the truth is that I wanted to see more of the game itself.   

That's where this new trailer, shared earlier this week by fanbolt and confirmed official by OtherSide and publisher 505 Games, comes in. There's no talk, just gameplay, including a look at three different "hero kits": combat with stealth, pure stealth, and magic with stealth. The animations are clunky in places and the framerate isn't great, but it's legitimately exciting to see it starting to come together, and watching those Thief-ly water arrows and flash bombs in action is a kick, too.

Underworld Ascendant is currently slated for release later this year, and I am very much looking forward to it.   

Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.