After a rather staggered release schedule, developer Matt Thorson has announced that the critically acclaimed TowerFall: Ascension is finally making its way to the Xbox One.
As announced via his own Twitter page, Thorson is working on releasing both TowerFall: Ascension and its add-on expansion, Dark World. At this time, there is no release date on the books, but Thorson mentions that it’s currently playable on Microsoft’s hardware.
TowerFall news 3/3: TowerFall Ascension and Dark World are coming to XBox One! No release date yet, but I’m playing it and it’s awesome 🙂
— Matt Thorson (@MattThorson) August 26, 2016
For those who don’t remember, TowerFall originally released back in June 2013, exclusively on the Ouya microconsole, which ran a modified fork of the popular Android operating system. Eventually, the game was ported to Windows PCs and PlayStation 4 in March of 2014, under the new title, Towerfall: Ascension.
A few months later, Linux and Mac versions were made available, and oddly enough, a port for the PlayStation Vita released late last year. The Dark World expansion, which adds a multiplayer campaign mode, also released last year.
On top of the upcoming launch on Xbox One, Thorson has also dropped TowerFall 8-Player. This official mod of the core game allows for even more frantic multiplayer, as eight players can play simultaneously. This developer mod is not an add-on to the original game though; instead, players can purchase this version separately, which strips away any single-player/campaign modes.
To balance this out, TowerFall 8-Player is retailing for less. It’s now available on Windows systems for $8.88, compared to the full game, which retails for $14.99. For those looking to pick this version up, Thorson recommends the use of a USB adapter or hub, in order to hook up the requisite amount of controllers or gamepads needed.