Stephen Russell, the voice actor best known for playing Garrett in the classic Thief games, will be lending his vocal charms to Underworld Ascendant.
That’s… basically the entire story. He’s providing “unspecified character work”, which could mean the character he’s voicing hasn’t been announced yet, or it could mean he’s doing lots of little roles.
Underworld Ascendant is a Kickstarted attempt to revitalise the Ultima Underworld franchise, and promises a massive dungeon (the Stygian Abyss) to explore in first-person, all sorts of mechanics allowing for emergent gameplay, and spiders. Because of course it has spiders.
Underworld Ascendant is currently on Kickstarter, seeking $600,000 USD. It’s up to $450,123 at the time of writing, with 18 days to go.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.