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Elex gets a release date, collector’s edition, and new trailer

ELEX, the upcoming science-fantasy RPG from Piranha Bytes, gets a confirmed release date and a brand new trailer.

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Science-fantasy RPG Elex gets a confirmed release date, and a brand new trailer.

Elex, the new open-world action RPG from Piranha Bytes – of Gothic and Risen fame – will be released on October 17, 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

To mark the announcement, a new cinematic trailer has been released which shows off more of the game’s Magalan location, and gives a flavour of how the choice-based progression system can impact story and character. And it’s all set to Benj Heard’s Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me (Better Run), to boot.

Publisher THQ Nordic has also released details of a Collector’s Edition, which will come bundled with an original soundtrack CD, an art book, and a 10-inch high figurine, among other trinkets.

Elex Collector’s Edition contents:

  • A copy of the game
  • 10” figurine of an Alb Mage
  • 2” amulet in the form of a combat drone
  • Cloth map of the world of Magalan
  • Original game soundtrack on CD
  • Art book
  • Game manual

We played an early build of Elex at E3 2016, and saw plenty of ambition from the game’s modestly-sized development team. At the time, Piranha Bytes’ Björn Pankratz said:

“We’ve been thinking about the setting for Elex for almost 10 years, and we finally have the chance to implement our ideas. The mix of sci-fi and fantasy offers an incredible number of opportunities and cool contrasts that we can play around with.”

We’ll find out just how well that mix works when the game is released in October.


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