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ELEX: A Handcrafted, Open-World RPG

ELEX: A Handcrafted, Open-World RPG

ELEX: A Handcrafted, Open-World RPG

Piranha Bytes, creators of the Gothic and Risen series, teams with Nordic Games for its most ambitious project so far


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ELEX — which stands for Eclectic, Lavish, Exhilarating, Xenial — will be set in a post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe that puts players into a huge, seamless game world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action.

Eclectic is right. Note the display of such disparate elements as monsters, power lines, swordplay, a jet pack and a wrecked car in the screenshots.

Reinhard Pollice, Business & Product Development Director, Nordic Games: To say we are excited to see this new project unfold in the hands of Piranha Bytes is an understatement. ELEX is going to be edgy, dark, uncompromising, complex, and we love it already.

Björn Pankratz, Game Director, Piranha Bytes: Apart from being enthusiastic about the cooperation with Nordic Games, it is great to know, that we will have ample creative freedom with ELEX, which is a very important factor for us. We can’t wait to show you a completely new game experience with a fresh setting, new assets and plenty of possibilities.

Expect to see ELEX in early 2017 on PC/Windows, Xbox One and PS4.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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