Free-to-play Xbox 360 RPG Ascend: New Gods re-named

Behold, Ascend: Hand of Kul.

Intriguing free-to-play Xbox 360 role-player Ascend: New Gods has been re-named Ascend: Hand of Kul, a new trademark listing suggests.

Ascend was announced back at E3 2012, although we've heard little of the game since then.

Microsoft abandoned its trademark for the game in April, but re-applied last week (thanks, NeoGAF).

Ascend is being developed by Signal Studios, which created the enjoyable Toy Soldiers and sequel Toy Soldiers: Cold War for PC and Xbox Live Arcade.

The game's official site claims a closed beta is due to begin in June, although its unclear how old this information is.

Considering the fact that an open beta is due after that, Ascend is looking to be a very late release in the Xbox 360's life-cycle. That is, of course, unless the game's re-naming is part of a more general re-announcement for the game - perhaps on 21st May at Microsoft's next Xbox reveal event?

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