Owlboy developer D-Pad Studio has announced Savant: Ascent Anniversary Edition, an upgraded re-release of their previous game.
Savant: Ascent Anniversary Edition is launching sometime this summer across Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PS4, PS5, and smartphones.
“Our studio is well-known for creating Owlboy, but I think a lot of people don’t realise that we released a game before that,” said D-Pad Studio’s Simon Stafsnes Andersen. “Savant – Ascent Anniversary Edition is a fantastic way to introduce that title to a new audience and offer a completely revamped experience for fans of the old title. I hope everyone enjoys trying out the game that birthed D-Pad Studio when it launches this summer.”
Here’s a rundown on the new release, plus its reveal trailer:
Taking the shoot-em-up platformer to new heights, this remastered edition boasts a host of brand new content, stages, bosses, powerups and an entire original soundtrack created by the acclaimed Norwegian musician Savant.
In Savant – Ascent Anniversary Edition, you play as the Alchemist, who’s been cast down from his tower by an unknown force. Your goal is to ascend back to the top, with your movement limited at all times to two platforms, be they moving elevators or space debris. By using rapid volleys of magic missiles to take out attacking enemies and precise dashes and jumps to move between the two platforms, you must try to survive the deadly journey back to the summit.
This remastered version of Savant – Ascent enhances the game in every way. Unlock new dashing abilities to outsmart enemies, take on epic new bosses created especially for this anniversary edition and encounter enemies that amass in greater numbers than before in the brand new ‘Survival Mode’. In Survival Mode, fearsome bosses appear of their own volition while you scramble to survive in the Endless Elevator.
Savant – Ascent Anniversary Edition is the ultimate way to experience a musical artist’s persona as you’ve never done before! The game is based on the universe of Savant – developed in collaboration with Simon S. Andersen of D-Pad Studio (Owlboy/Vikings On Trampolines). Hear Savant’s unrivaled genre bending in action as you obtain new pieces of the soundtrack and remixes. The game even gives you the option to customise your own playlist as you play.