Climbing towards release
D-Pad Studio are pleased to announce that Savant - Ascent Anniversary Edition has been renamed Savant - Ascent REMIX and will be releasing on Switch sometime after Sept. 15th, 2023. The name change reflects the fact that what began as a remaster of the Owlboy developer’s debut title has quickly grown into something far more expansive, making Savant - Ascent REMIX a full blown follow-up to the original game.
Savant - Ascent REMIX takes the shoot-em-up platformer to new heights, boasting 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 22 newly composed songs from acclaimed Norwegian musician Savant. The full soundtrack will also be 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.