Ascend: Hand Of Kul Lore Revealed

By Andrew Ogley, 3 years ago
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.

Lore
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.

Lore and Combat


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.

Lore and Combat


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.

Lore and Combat

Lore and Combat

Lore and Combat

Lore and Combat


Ascend: Hand of Kul still remains scheduled for an XBLA release later this year.
Andrew Ogley
Written by Andrew Ogley
Andrew has been writing for TA since 2011 covering news, reviews and the occasional editorials and features. One of the grumpy old men of the team, his mid-life crisis has currently manifested itself in the form of an addiction to sim-racing - not being able to afford the real life car of his dreams. When not spending hours burning simulated rubber, he still likes to run around, shoot stuff and blow things up - in the virtual world only of course.