Most people will know of D-Pad Studio from their runaway hit Owlboy, however, it all started for the studio with the release of Savant - Ascent. This summer, to celebrate 10 years since the debut of D-Pads' first game, the studio is releasing a remastered version, called Savant - Ascent Anniversary Edition.

Savant - Ascent places you in the shoes of the Alchemist, a peculiarly masked fellow who has been cast out of his tower by an unknown force. You are tasked with ascending back to the top, with a rapid volley of magic missiles to defend you from your foes. To make life harder, you are consigned to only two platforms, so your movement will be key.

In terms of technological advancement, 10 years may as well be a lifetime really, and D-Pad recognizes this. Far from just being a fresh layer of paint, this remastered edition is adding a lot of new enhancements to the game. You can unlock new dashing abilities, take on brand-new bosses, and even go through the new Survival Mode. As you ride the Endless Elevator in this mode, fearsome bosses will ambush you at any and all times, so be wary.

When revealing the news, D-Pad Studio’s Simon Stafsnes Andersensaid “Our studio is well-known for creating Owlboy, but I think a lot of people don’t realise that we released a game before that”.

“Savant - Ascent Anniversary Edition is a fantastic way to introduce that title to a new audience and offer a completely revamped experience for fans of the old title. I hope everyone enjoys trying out the game that birthed D-Pad Studio when it launches this summer.”

There has been no solid date listed as of yet, and the mobile storefronts aren't open, so if you are interested, check out the website, or follow D-Pad on Twitter or Instagram.

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