Post by KostaAndreadis @ 11:28am 07/09/20 | 1 Comments
And Slipgate Ironworks, a studio known for bringing a touch of retro to its shooter and action games. GRAVEN was announced over the weekend at 3D Realms' Realms Deep 2020 event. Described as a spiritual successor to Hexen 2 the low-poly art and focus on the occult and gothic side of first-person action (including magic) certainly live up to that promise.
Check it out.
GRAVEN delves into a gruesome medieval world of deities and monstrosities as a disgraced Priest of the Orthogonal Order. When a heretical member of the Order sacrifices the Priest’s adoptive daughter, the Priest lethally retaliates in a bout of righteous fury. Tried and found guilty by his brothers and now exiled to the burning sands, he closes his eyes for one last prayer, for peace. The Creator speaks to him directly: “You will have to earn your peace.”
Heed the Creator by hunting down the foul heretical sects responsible for conjuring plagues and twisting the natural order of the seasons. Blending action, exploration, and puzzle-solving, GRAVEN takes cues from classic shooters, immersive sims, and action RPGs alike. Journey across three expansive, open-ended regions, and scour the lands to purge evil.
“GRAVEN began as a game we had often dreamed of,” said Frederik Schreiber, vice president of 3D Realms and Game Director on Graven. “‘What would a spiritual successor to a Dark Fantasy series such as Hexen, have looked like if it was made in 1998 in the original Unreal engine?’ We think the answer is GRAVEN. We hope you do too.”
As per the trailer and description GRAVEN dives book-first into a dark fantasy setting and like Hexen uses magic and other non shotgun-style weaponry as a means to deal with foes. GRAVEN is currently in development for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC and is due for release in 2021.