New ELEX II Trailer Gets You up to Speed With The War-Torn World of Magalan

Earlier today, developer Piranha Bytes and publisher THQ Nordic dropped a brand new trailer detailing the narrative of their upcoming science-fantasy action-RPG, ELEX II. Specifically, the new explanation video helps get players up to speed with the ins and outs of the war-torn planet of Magalan, where the ELEX series is set.

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Go ahead and check out said ELEX II footage for yourself down below:

Clocking in at just over four minutes long, the new clip sheds light on where the storyline is heading in the forthcoming sequel. Following the ending of the first ELEX title, there are a whole lot of questions on players’ lips as the game ended on a bit of a cliffhanger.

Indeed, not only is a much greater threat on its way to the planet, but the game’s protagonist, Jax, will play a pivotal role in how things play out as his fate is inextricably linked with the peril looming on the horizon.

For more information about the game, here’s a general overview courtesy of a press release we received today from Piranha Bytes:

ELEX II is the sequel to ELEX, the vintage open-world role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic and Risen series, Piranha Bytes. ELEX II returns to the post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy world of Magalan, with massive environments that can be explored with unrivaled 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 …

Dive into a huge, hand-crafted, completely unique world with multiple factions and diverse environments set in a post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe.

The game allows you to:

– 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

ELEX II launches on March 1, 2022 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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