Not so long ago we were able to bring you some information about the Gods, their powers, and alignment
. Today, we have some background on the lore surrounding the gods and titans from the upcoming XBLA title Ascend: Hand of Kul
The folks over at Signal Studios have spun a story that wouldn't be out of place in the world of Greek or Roman mythology, so let us begin ...
The Titans in the game were once themselves spiritual Gods who were worshipped by man during those early days of creation. During this period the world was paradise under which works of art, science, and architecture flourished. Over time, and as their dominion grew, the Gods were able to manifest themselves in the physical world becoming towering bodies of power that could be worshipped continually.
However, each time the Gods returned to the physical world, they desired its sensations a little more, and languished for longer periods in the human world before returning to their spiritual domains. The human influence took its toll and began to corrupt the Gods making them selfish and cruel, and eventually jealous of each other. They began warring among themselves trying to win the affections of more worshippers.
Their cruelty eventually led to a taste for human blood, and they demanded huge gorging sacrifices. Their downfall was complete and they found that they could no longer return to the spirit realms. Eternally trapped in the physical world they degenerated into giant beasts and lost their memories of what they had been. Their empires gone, their followers decimated and scattered, the Titans remained prowling the earth, hollow reflections of what they once were.
That is until now, with the new Gods in ascendance in the spirit realm, the time of the Titans is about to come to an end .... Combat, Equipment, and Spells
As a player you will be able to wage war as a brutal Caos warrior, crushing enemies and bringing others to their knees. However, brute force and savage blades will not always be enough, and to succeed you will need to use the unique spells available to your God. Some spells allow you to target numerous enemies, whilst others can be cast on yourself to boost your damage, speed, or armor. Better armor will also become available as you advance in levels, and can be further enhanced by using runes slotted into the armor.
Ultimately, the greater your success in battle, the more Crusade points you will earn, which in turn will bring you closer to ascension and the powerful emblems you will receive for use in future battles.
Additional weapons can be found in treasure chests as loot, or can be received from the Gods for great deeds. If necessary, you will also have the option to purchase weapons and other items in the store.Ascend: Hand of Kul
still remains scheduled for an XBLA release later this year.