elex ii

Been holding out for the next Piranha Bytes game? Wait no longer – ELEX II is coming.

Confirmed as the next game to come out of the Piranha Bytes stable – they previously behind Gothic and Risen series’ – ELEX II will be playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC through Steam. When? Well, there is currently no confirmed release date.

ELEX II will take players to the planet of Magalan, a planet which has seen some rather peaceful years after the Events of ELEX I: old factions have been vanquished, new factions have risen. However now the Berserkers’ attempts to regrow and terraform the lands have started to bear fruit. After the defeat of the Hybrid, the Albs are no longer a threat. It’s here where our hero – Jax – returns with knowledge of a new menace that’s casting a shadow over Magalan. It falls to Jax to unite these different factions together to face this darkness together.

ELEX II is the sequel to ELEX (obviously!), the vintage open-world role-playing experience from the award winning Piranha Bytes. ELEX II returns to the post-apocalyptic science fantasy world of Magalan, with massive environments that can be explored with unrivalled freedom via jetpack – you will be able to move through the epic story any way you want!

Several years after Jax defeated the Hybrid, a new threat arrives from the sky, unleashing the dangerous powers of dark Elex and endangering all life on the planet. In order to defend the peace on Magalan and the safety of his own family, Jax embarks on a mission to convince the factions to unite against the invaders, as well as a personal quest to find his son, Dex, who got separated from him …

If you’re looking to get involved with ELEX II you’ll find the opportunity to dive into a huge, hand-crafted, completely unique world with multiple factions and diverse environments set in a post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe.

Key features will include:

  • Explore the planet of Magalan with unprecedented freedom, using your trusted jetpack to traverse the map and even fly!
  • Interact with a lived-in world, full of unique NPCs, who…
    • …will remember what you’ve done and react accordingly
    • …will join or leave your group depending on how you behave
    • …are able to be killed, which will have an effect on the story
  • Engage in fluid close and ranged combat with a massively improved control system
  • Experience a story where your actions have consequences, immersing you in a world of moral decisions

We’ll be sure to bring you further ELEX II news as and when we can. For now, hit up the trailer.

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