Planned for launch in autumn of this yr, THQ Nordic and Piranha Bytes have launched the prologue for his or her upcoming sci-fi journey, ELEX. Set on the world of Magalan, this intro cinematic reveals how society was forged into chaos following a comet strike, which additionally introduced the mysterious substance Elex to the planet.
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A world way more superior than our personal, Magalan was a “civilization of millions” earlier than a comet struck its floor. This cataclysmic impression levelled cities, prompted continent-wide earthquakes and summoned firestorms which coated the planet’s floor. With a lot of the world in ruins, survivors of this catastrophe had been compelled to adapt to this doomed world. Technology grew to become a mixture of excessive and low tech, with some factions donning Viking-esque armour and weapons, whereas others scavenged weapons and gadgets from the previous world. While the comet largely introduced destruction to Magalan, it additionally launched Elex to the world’s ecosystem.
A mineral which appears to work as each a supply of magic, a technique to construct robots and a miracle drug, Magalan’s factions started to battle over Elex. Some even began to ingest Elex, with it remodeling some into magical, emotionally lifeless super-beings, whereas others devolved into senseless mutants. Called Albs, these super-beings have begun to wage warfare on the lawless factions of Magalan, crushing them below their heel as they harvest all remaining Elex. Tasked as Alb commander Jax, gamers start their quest on a solo mission “to change the fate of Magalan.”
In the precise sport, this implies gamers might be operating spherical a large open world, utilizing the Albs’ superior expertise and magical talents to put waste to house Vikings and mutated horrors. As Magalan has such a large spectrum of expertise, gamers might be combating with crossbows, swords and shields in a single space, simply to change to flamethrowers and plasma rifles some other place. Throw jetpacks into the combination and also you’ve acquired a 12 yr previous boy’s fantasy of being a superhuman house warrior who inexplicably fights with each a metal claymore and a high-powered laser gun.
Developed by the crew behind the Gothic and Risen sequence, ELEX ought to be fairly the sci-fi romp when it launches in Q3 of this yr. Make certain to take a look at its Steam page for extra data.