Savant – Ascent REMIX Available Today

Follow-up to the Owlboy developer’s debut title takes electric shoot-em-up action to new heights

Bergen, Norway – September 29th, 2023 – Following up on their last release, the critically acclaimed Owlboy, D-Pad Studio are pleased to announce that Savant – Ascent REMIX will be available today from 6pm BST / 7pm CET on PC via Steam for $9.99 with a 15% launch discount, ahead of a release on PlayStation, Switch, iOS and Android, coming at a later date.

Savant – Ascent REMIX began life as a remaster of the original title before D-Pad Studio got carried away by their enthusiasm and ended up creating a full blown sequel to the original title. Savant – Ascent REMIX takes the shoot-em-up platformer to new heights, with a host of 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 is also available for purchase on Steam.

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.

“We’re really excited to release Savant – Ascent REMIX on PC today,” said D-Pad Studio’s Jo-Remi Madsen. “This is the title that kickstarted our studio and took us on a journey that includes Owlboy, Vikings on Trampolines and the exciting ideas we’ve got behind the scenes, so it’s great to be able to re-release a vastly enhanced version that brings it to a new audience. For those that are looking to support us, get the soundtrack – it’s Savant at his absolute best! We’ll be back soon with more news on the console and mobile release!”

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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.

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