Elex, announced today from Nordic Games and Piranha Bytes, seems a strange concept on the face of it.
A post-apocalyptic universe where sci-fi meets fantasy in a seamlessly stunning blend of elements. Elex will challenge you with interesting characters, mutant creatures, deep moral choices and thrilling action.
You decide which path to take, man or machine. There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to making your own way in the world of Magalan.
Civilised and with a population of billions, Magalan was looking to the future so hard that it missed the meteor heading straight for it. Those who survived are now locked in a battle to stay as survivors.
At the centre of this fight is the element, Elex. This precious resource arrived in limited quantities with the meteor. This new element can power machines and open the door to magic. It can also re-sculpt life into new and terrifying forms.
Part of your quest is to help decide which of these choices should be the future of Magalan. Can the magic and tech save this world, or will this power destroy what is left of Magalan.
The game will feature an open world exploration mechanic where you will have access to all five regions, right from the very start. You’ll be able to go exactly where you want to, when you want to.
There will be many weapons to defend yourself with. From swords and axes to bows, crossbows and harpoons, you’ll have arguably the widest selection of armaments ever assembled.You could also pick up a shotgun, plasma rifle or flame thrower. Thanks to the power of the meteor’s element cargo, the list is endless.
You’ll be able to find a companion in Elex too. The game encourages you to choose a faction to influence how the world will choose to recover. This, in turn will allow you to fully develop your individual skills.
If you’d like to know more about it, head on over to the game’s own website, but be sure to head back to view the new ‘Mood’ trailer, below.
Elex will be heading to Xbox One this winter.