ELEX II has a new overview trailer that looks at different elements of the game. Those elements include the world of Magalan itself with its secrets and creatures that will have to be fought. The different factions include the Clerics, the Berserkers, the Outlaws, the Morkons and the Albs, all of which can be joined. Joining a faction will give players access to different gear to use in the world from armour to weapons, and will also impact relations with other factions. The other choice is not to join any faction and be a solo wanderer.
ELEX II will have a huge open world that you can explore with a jetpack, just like in the first game. It’s several years after Jax defeated the Hybrid, but now a new threat is coming from the sky. That’s right, the Skyanides are coming, and they’re going to ruin the precarious balance of the world, and it’s up to you to try and unite people to fight them off. Would that it were so simple to get people to put aside their differences and work in their own best interests. Piranha Bytes promise a world that bends to your actions with NPCs that will remember what you’ve done and react to it, that will join and leave your group, and are able to be killed (which will impact the story).
In our ELEX review, Steve wrote: “ELEX is the very opposite of the accessible games that have revolutionised the open world RPG in recent years. I enjoyed it as a modern looking take on the Gothic series, but newcomers will have to be prepared to fight against the systems through the beginning of the game. This has resulted in the game quickly gaining a cult following who celebrate its obscurity and lack of accessibility. I don’t agree with this take and would argue that the best aspects of the game would only be improved by a more polished and refined presentation.”
ELEX II will be available on March 1st 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.