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Our friends over at IGN have posted some gameplay footage (off-screen) from Signal Studiosnewly announced Ascend: New Gods. The footage features a violent encounter with a “Highlands Ogre”, showing off some of the games hack ‘n slash gameplay as well as a brief quick time event sequence. Aside from that we see some destruction of buildings and the sacrifice of a villager, so the usual stuff really.

In another little snippet of Ascend related news, Edge-Online claims to have been given confirmation from Microsoft that New Gods will be Xbox Live’s first free to play game. We have not been given the same such confirmation, but are currently looking into it. Microsoft has long been rumored to be bring free to play games to Xbox 360 so it is certainly plausible.

Source: IGN and Edge-Online