You play as the Alchemist, who has been cast down from his tower by an unknown force. With your goal to return to the top, your movement is limited at all times to two platforms whether those are moving elevators or space debris. You must use rapid volleys of magic missiles to take out attacking enemies and perform precise dashes and jumps to move between the platforms in your efforts to overcome the odds and journey back to the summit.
In this remastered edition, there are new dashing abilities to unlock, epic new bosses to topple, and a new Survival Mode in which bosses “appear of their own volition” and enemies “amass in greater numbers than before.”
Set against an original soundtrack created by the acclaimed Norwegian musician Savant, with the experience pitched as “the ultimate way to experience a musical artist’s persona as you’ve never done before” as well as offering the chance to customise your own playlist as you play.
“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,” explains 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.”
Savant – Ascent Anniversary Edition will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Summer 2023.