Piranha Bytes return to their post-apocalyptic science fantasy world with Elex 2 announced today. The sequel to their 2017 RPG will continue the story of Jax, trying to reunite factions against a new threat and all of that. The point is: yes, you still have a jetpack. Check out the cinematic announcement trailer below which has real “angsty anime music video” vibes.
“Several years after Jax defeated the hybrid, a new threat is emerging from the skies that will unleash the dangerous powers of the dark Elex and endanger all life on the planet,” the announcement said. “To defend the peace on Magalan and the safety of his own family, Jax embarks on a mission to persuade the factions to unite against the invaders and a personal search for his son Dex, who has been separated from him. .. “
Once again you run (and jetpack) around a science fantasy planet, fight villains, complete quests and see what happens when you grab the strings of the world and stories with consequences for your actions. It was made by Piranha Bytes who made the first three games in the fantasy RPG series Gothic before going to Risen and then to Elex.
John Walker really didn’t enjoy his first lesson at Elex, but Piranha Bytes games often find solid fans in people who are more tolerant of Eurojank. Alec Meer got on better with some of her games and said of the first Risen that “This gloomy, half-broken thing came into my head and took over”. He was very fond of this fantasy RPG series and even appreciated the wanker at times.
“As much as Risen’s awkwardness, shaky writing, and ghastly attitude often turned me off, I would still prefer his outlandish ambition and awkward ambition to a slick, impersonal Diablo or a focused BioWare project,” said Alec in his Risen 3 review in 2014. “At the same time, sharper, caveman-free texts and a lot of money for a more accomplished speech output would be redeeming – would make Risen of appealing weird and really impressive. But maybe the special thing about it would be lost if it were able to meet standards Maybe it’s got to be as strange and awkward and awkward as it is. Maybe that’s why I like it so much, even if I hate it. “
Not a word on a release date, but Elex 2 is coming to Steam as well as PlayStations and Xboxes. It is published by THQ Nordic, which acquired Piranha Bytes in 2019.
THQ Nordic also has a new studio remake of Gothic.
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