Nordic Games & Piranha Bytes Announce ELEX

By Ashley Woodcock, 2 years ago
Nordic Games, publisher behind MX vs. ATV Supercross, Painkiller Hell & Damnation and more, is teaming up with Risen 3: Titan Lords developer Piranha Bytes for a new and ambitious project, known as ELEX. The upcoming RPG will include an "e clectic, l avish, e xhilarating, x enial" open-world for players to explore.

ELEX Art 1

ELEX Art 2

ELEX will be offering an action RPG experience in a "post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe" where players will explore the massive world, meet original characters and a variety of mutated creatures, and will be forced to make life-changing choices with huge consequences. Other details are extremely light for the game with only a couple of statements being released so far along with the artwork. Reinhard Pollice, the Business & Product Development Director at Nordic Games, is rather excited with this announcement:

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. We will be premiering a vertical slice build at Gamescom 2015, more info will be released in due time.
The excitement and joy continues from Björn Pankratz, Game Director at 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.
ELEX is currently slated for a Winter 2016/2017 release. Specific platform releases are still yet to be confirmed.
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, Wu-Tang, NBA, and my Scooby. I can be found working on the never-ending backlog which you can see my progress on via my TA blog.