This past weekend t SXSW, 505 Games brought Koji Igarashi (Castlevania), along with Warren Spector (Ultima Underworld), and Paul Neurath (Thief) to show off some sneak peeks and reveals of some of their new projects. Koji Igarashi ‘IGA’ (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) joined Marvel Comic’s Rise of Black Panther and iO9 senior writer Evan Narcisse for an exclusive discussion surrounding Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. On this panel, IGA shared insight into his experiences developing and creating one of the most buzzed-about fan-funded games of all time, and discussed his return to the ‘Metroidvania’ genre of games he helped shape, define and re-imagine throughout his robust career.
On Friday, March 16, video game masterminds Warren Spector and Paul Neurath joined PC Gamer Editor-in-Chief Evan Lahti for an exclusive discussion exploring OtherSide Entertainment’s upcoming player-authored immersive sim RPG Underworld Ascendant. Taking players back into The Stygian Abyss, Underworld Ascendant is designed to maximize and reward player choice in a breathtaking fantasy realm, rife with danger and full of intrigue. During the discussion, Warren and Paul unveiled new art for the game, alongside character reveals and exclusive game screenshots highlighting the robust fantasy realm coming to Steam for PC in 2018.