Piranha Bytes and THQ Nordic announced that Elex is on the way for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC at some point later this. The upcoming game is set in the future where technology and magic coexist, and various factions fight for dominance. The newest trailer focuses on a tribal group of berserkers who attempt to survive amongst the hordes of monsters and beasts that roam outside their walls.
The game mixes classic dark ages combat and equipment with futuristic technology and weapons. You can get a scope of what Piranha Bytes is aiming to do with the game with the teaser trailer below, courtesy of MathChief.
This isn’t the first time we actually saw this game, but this is the first time we’re seeing the medieval aspects at play.
Originally Piranha Bytes unveiled Elex at GamesCom last year, giving gamers a short teaser of the sci-fi elements where players would be facing off against raptors, mechs and other creatures, all while having access to high-tech armor, jetpacks and weapons.
The trailer above focuses on the one faction that has foregone the use of high-tech equipment in place of using steel and shields to fend off attacks and defend their home. They also have access to some magical abilities to use against intruders.
Most gamers in the comment section are impressed with Elex, but they also instantly drew comparisons to Piranha’s other hack-and-slash role-playing series, Gothic.
I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all if they can take everything that worked in Gothic and then elevate it and upgrade it for something smoother and more refined in Elex.
The Gothic series was always on the cusp of greatness, but it just never really got there.
Elex, alternatively, is scheduled to make its debut on home consoles and PC at some point later this year.