Elex Release Date: 17th of October 2017

Platforms:

Xbox One, PS 4, Microsoft Windows

Developer

Piranha Bytes

The Game

ELEX (Eclectic, Lavish, Exhilarating, Xenial) is an upcoming science fantasy themed action role-playing video game developed by Piranha Bytesfor PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows. The  game will be “edgy, dark, uncompromising, and complex”.

The player joins the war for a powerful resource, “ELEX”, which gives people great magic-like powers, and is a factor in deciding whether emotion and humaneness or cold synthetic logic will rule the world of Magalan.
Magalan was a planet looking to the future. Then a meteor hit the planet, causing massive destruction. Those who survived are now trapped in a battle to survive, and a struggle to decide the fate of the planet. At the center of this fight is the element ELEX, a precious and limited resource that arrived with the meteor, which can power machines, give magical powers, or re-sculpt life into new, different forms.

This has led to factions with different morals and ideas about the new substance. The protagonist is a former member of the Albs, who consume ELEX as a way to rid themselves of emotions and enable them to make decisions based on cold logic alone.

Recovering from a crash in his glider jet, the protagonist goes through withdrawal from ELEX, experiences emotions for the first time in his life, and is classified as a traitor to the Albs. A central conflict of the story will be the player character’s history with the Albs and the need to hide his former identity from the factions he previously fought with.

The player can cooperate with and eventually join one of three factions in the game. The Berserkers have renounced modern technology and the use of

The Berserkers have renounced modern technology and the use of Elex, instead finding a way to purify the substance into Mana to weave magic and restore life to nature.

The Clerics fanatically worship a god called Calaan and operate like a religious police state; consuming Elex is expressly forbidden, but it is used to power complex war technologies.

The Outlaws have no formal leadership and operate with a “survival of the fittest” mentality, using improvised and deadly weaponry, and consume Elex in the form of specialized stimulant drugs.

Images

Videos

Elex Official Prologue Trailer

The prologue reveals the setting and factions of the game.

Elex Cinematic Trailer

Elex Gameplay Trailer

Outlaw Faction Gameplay