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Sep 11, 2023

Savant – Ascent REMIX delayed to September 29th on PC, console release date to follow

From Press Release:

Bergen, Norway – September 11th, 2023 – D-Pad Studio regret to announce that Savant – Ascent REMIX is facing a short delay and has a new release date. Savant – Ascent REMIX will now be releasing on PC on SteamGOG and Epic on September 29th and, as planned, will follow later on PlayStation, Switch, iOS and Android.

Savant – Ascent REMIX began life as a remastered version of the Owlboy developer’s debut title but has now grown into a full blown follow-up to the original game. Taking the shoot-em-up platformer to new heights, Savant – Ascent REMIX boasts a host of brand new content that more than doubles the size of the original game. There are five stages over the original games 2, each with its own unique gimmick, across which you’ll have to battle Laser Sharks, robotic space invaders and even an immortal Samurai. To beat these new stages and take down the bosses at the end of each, you’ll have a new double jump, cancel-jump and mid-air powershots to add to your arsenal. There’s also a new endless Survival Mode, new difficulties modes – including a NES-style, no checkpoints Hardcore Mode – and 36 newly composed songs from acclaimed Norwegian musician Savant. The full soundtrack will launch as planned on September 15th on Steam and players who purchase the soundtrack will get a 50% discount for the game.

In Savant – Ascent REMIX, 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.

Savant – Ascent REMIX 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.

“For everyone who was looking forward to playing Savant – Ascent REMIX, we’re really sorry about the delay” said D-Pad Studio’s Jo-Remi Madsen. “However, this was a decision we had to make for the benefit of the game and we’re excited to deliver the best version of the game possible on September 29th.”

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About D-Pad Studio
D-Pad Studio is a small indie game studio, best known for its flagship game Owlboy, which is a story-based platform adventure where you can fly and explore a large open world. It was released to widespread critical acclaim in 2016.