New IPs announced for 360 – Ascend: New Gods, Lococycle, Gore Verbinski’s Matter

By Stephany Nunneley, Monday, 4 June 2012 18:30 GMT

Signal Studio’s Ascend New Gods was announced as one of three new IPs coming to Xbox 360 in 2013.

Ascend: New Gods is an RPG where players enter the world of Caos, where “a gigantic breed of mighty warriors were created to serve the will of the Gods.”

Players will combat the Titans while fending off attacks from rival players and establishing your “influence in the global Ascend conflict.” Three-scale combat takes place across various landscapes and dungeons and contains connectivity across mobile and Xbox Live. Players can go up against Xbox 360 players on the console or through their mobile phone.

Lococycle from Twisted Pixel was also announced, which showed I.R.I.S., the “two-time Valedictorian of the illustrious Big Arms Academy’s School of Assassination.”

I.R.I.S. is proficient in more than 40 forms of unarmed combat, earning Sensei status in Jiu-jitsu, Aikido, Krav Maga and Jeet Kune Do. She can also use blades, handguns and the latest in nuclear technology and is fluent in 50 languages and virtually every local custom. This allows her to “disappear at a moment’s notice in any country around the world.”

She was the first female cadet to “break the four- minute mile — by three minutes and forty seconds. All this won’t even run down her batteries.”

Gore Verbinski’s Kinect title, Matter, which is slated for release in 2013, was also teased during the E3 conference. In the game, the player goes on a “hero’s journey across a mysterious and visually stunning world.”

The demo as well as screens and artwork for Ascent is below.

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