Known for his Gothic series or his Risen saga, Piranha Bytes’ Germans took advantage of this 2015 edition of gamescom to present the first news from Elex Free Download, their new RPG developed under the editor Nordic Games. So few elements and especially too few excerpts of the game have been revealed to us, we can still give you a glimpse of what we know now about this next role-playing game to the very post-apo environment atypical for the studio.
Elex has been developing for a year and a half in the studios of Piranha Bytes. The developers will wait a few months before presenting real scenes of gameplay to the press and the public. The studio abandons for the first time the framework of fantasy to explore a futuristic post-apocalyptic atmosphere. Elex is a mixture of genres with armor and costumes typically heroic-fantasy, magic and an arsenal ranging from simple swords to plasma rifles. The developers mention the term “Science-Fantasy” to evoke the general atmosphere of the game.
The context of Elex takes place on the planet Magellan, a technologically very advanced world destroyed by a meteorite impact. Over the years, nature has gradually regained its rights to urbanism and technology. The meteor contained a strange substance, the Elex , capable of giving humans increased strength and the ability to use magical powers like lightning or energy wave. The power of the Elex is also exploited in many plasma weapons, rifles, daggers, swords and so on. Elex is the precious resource for mankind, and is the source of most of the world’s conflicts. Its power has even transformed the planet’s wildlife to transform some plants into voracious predators or some animals into dangerous creatures.
However, users of Elex suffer from more or less serious side effects depending on their frequency of use. They may become amorphous, deprived of emotions or express their repressed feelings more or less violently. Our character, imposed by Piranha Bytes, is an old snare to the Elex , criminal and murderer in spite of him, now free of his addiction. If the character recovers his humanity little by little, he will not be safe from a relapse during the adventure.
The world of Elex wants to be open. It consists of a single large continent with varied environments. There are forests, ice fields, deserts and devastated urban landscapes. The whole will explore without loading time. The visual aspect of the set uses a palette of colors deliberately dull, worn out by time that can recall environments at the Fallout, S.T.A.L.K.E.R or even Enslaved: Odyssey to the West for the nature side mixed with technology. Our character will be equipped with a jetpack to facilitate his movements in the world.
It will be possible to fly for short periods of time, outside and during combat to attack from heights or dodge some attacks for example. The gameplay of Elex is thus oriented towards the action-RPG, it will leave as much place to the confrontations to the close and melee. The design of the enemies is both wild and futuristic, we were able to see in action some mechanical monstrosities like armored reptiles or mercenaries in punk mode in the Mad Max spirit. Finally, let the game have a classical system of levels, skills and perks.
Four factions will be present in the world of Elex: worshipers of substance seeing it as a formidable means of advancing science and humanity, sectarian religious considering the Elex as an evil to eradicate, mercenaries attracted by the ” money as well as a troops of Berzerkers without faith nor drug addicted to substance. Each of the four groups will have its own motivations, scenario background, unique technologies, and imagery. Partnering with one to advance one’s reputation may compromise relationships with others. It will also be possible to kill all the NPCs of the game. RPG obliges, our choices will have a major influence on the course of events.
The engine of the game is currently based on DirectX 11, it offers dynamic management of light and allows developers to animate the characters much better than their previous productions. The combat system should also take advantage of this technological step forward for the studio.
Elex Full PC Game Download
Information about the game
Filename : Elex – InstallShield Wizard
File Extension : exe
Platform : PC
Language : ENG, FR, PL, IT, DE, RU
Disk space required : 20 GB
System Requirements ( Minimum / Recommended )
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