Stone Blade Entertainment will release a new standalone product for its Ascension line; Ascension: Realms Unraveled will release in Q2.
Realms Unraveled is a standalone game for 1 – 4 players, though it can be combined with other Ascension games to support up to 6 players.   This release introduces the first dual-faction Heroes to the game.  It includes new Multi-Unite cards to let players gain large rewards for playing several Heroes from the same faction in one turn.  There are also Transform cards that can create more powerful versions of cards.  MSRP was not announced.
Stone Blade has increased its release schedule for Ascension in recent months (see "New 'Ascension' Products Planned").