Our picks of the best Black Friday deals

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Stephen Russell, the original Garrett from Thief, joins Underworld Ascendant

Looking Glass love-in continues.

Stephen Russell, the original voice of Thief protagonist Garrett, has signed up to work on Underworld Ascendant.

Stephen L. Russell voiced Garrett, the original Thief.

Back in the late 90s Russell worked with influential developer Looking Glass to voice characters from Thief, Thief 2 and System Shock 2. Underworld Ascendant is the crowdfunded fantasy role-playing game from Ultima Underworld designer Paul Neurath, who founded Looking Glass.

Thief fans were disappointed to learn that Russell would not reprise his role as Garrett in the recent Thief reboot, developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix.

Meanwhile, the Looking Glass love-in continues. Terri Brosius, who worked as a designer and voiced Shodan and Delacroix in the System Shock series, and Viktoria in the Thief series, is also working on Underworld Ascendant.

Underworld Ascendant is described as the next-gen sequel to both Ultima Underworld and Ultima Underworld 2. Neurath has joined forces with some of the developers behind the original Underworld games, such as designer Tim Stellmach, to form new independent studio Otherside Entertainment.

The Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter is yet to meet its $600,000 goal, but it looks like it'll do it. At the time of publication, $459,401 had been raised from 8321 backers, with 17 days left to go.

From Assassin's Creed to Zoo Tycoon, we welcome all gamers

Eurogamer welcomes videogamers of all types, so sign in and join our community!

In this article
Follow a topic and we'll email you when we write an article about it.

Underworld Ascendant

PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

Related topics
About the Author
Wesley Yin-Poole avatar

Wesley Yin-Poole


Wesley worked at Eurogamer from 2010 to 2023. He liked news, interviews, and more news. He also liked Street Fighter more than anyone could get him to shut up about it.