Who doesn’t love the post-apocalyptic setting of games like Fallout or Wasteland? Destroyed cities, creepy mutants, old music and heavy laser weapons – everything a real man needs! Until last year, we knew Piranha Bytes only from games with a middle-age setting like their Gothic series and the pirate tradition with Risen. But now, they are taking on fantasy, science fiction, and the post-apocalypse all at once with their new game Elex.
You probably already watched their last gameplay trailer last year (nine minutes full of action) and some newer footage out of the PC Gamer Weekender a few weeks ago. And if you’re probably wondering why there are laser rifles and what’s all ’bout the end of the world in the first place. If so, you’re in luck, as a new trailer has arrived to introduce and explain Elex’s history.
“Magalan… home to a civilization of millions. After the comet hit, earthquakes shattered its cities and firestorms swept the planet. As Magalan fell into darkness, the survivors faced a world that was unrecognizable…” their site tells us.
“It’s all to do with a comet that came hurtling towards the world of Magalan, ruining much of civilization and seeing the rise of three distinct factions: the Medieval-ish Beserkers, the science-minded Clerics, and the Outlaws. But the comet also brought a mysterious substance, Elex, that would give the Berserkers magical powers, the Clerics advanced technology, and turn the Outlaws into drug-addled Elex addicts. The most addicted were transformed into ferocious mutants, while more strong-willed users—the Albs, seemingly the main baddies of the game—were able to harness Elex and become super-human, at the cost of their emotions,” so PC gamer about the story.
There’s still no release date for Elex, other than ‘Q3 2017’, so we still have to wait for a hopefully good post-apocalyptic RPG.