Nordic Games and Piranha Bytes officially revealed a new RPG this week called ELEX. From the matches of the Gothic series, the developers are exploring a new RPG that’s set in a post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe. The new game focuses on immersing players in a seamless game world with interesting characters, mutant creatures and deep moral choices and action.
Here’s an official synopsis (Courtesy of Nordic Games):
Magalan, the completely open game world of ELEX, was home to a highly developed civilisation until a catastrophic meteor strike devastated the planet, reducing it to a post-apocalyptic world. The meteor also deposited a substance that is now found in nearly everything: Elex, and each faction uses it in a different way. Every inhabitant of the world is constantly looking for Elex, whether as a substance with magical powers, to use in a weapon or as a pure stimulant.
The game combines RPG elements in a science-fantasy setting that also uses various factions. One faction, the Albs, consider the ingestion of ELEX as part of their cult. However, the Clerics group ban the consumption of ELEX on religious ground, and they use it to build high-tech weapons. The Berserkers choose to process ELEX into mana and use it to craft magical weapons. The Bandits faction lives by the the credo of “Take everything you can grab, or someone else will.”
ELEX is being developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. The game is due out on all the aforementioned platforms in the first quarter of 2017.