Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:50pm 25/11/20 | 0 Comments
We've kind of harped on a bit about this one, but trust us when we say it'll be one of the sleeper hits of the year. Ubisoft's Immortals Fenyx Rising (formally Gods and Monsters), is the Breath of the Wild sequel you're looking for before, you know, thatactual sequel happens.
But we need to point out, carefully (for now), that while spiritual in design flattery, Immortals is very much its own Cyclops. The game-world is built around a comedic lean on Ancient Greek mythology and is both colourful and fun. Hence today's animated trailer being so 'on-point' as far as IP branding goes. We'd be remiss to at least not suggest to you, however, that while tonally close to the last Zelda experience, immortals have serious adult overtones, but they're appropriately subtle, making it a bit of a game for everyone? (That question mark is deliberate.)
Immortals Fenyx Rising will be available on December 3rd 2020 on Stadia, PlayStation®4, the Xbox One family of devices (including the Xbox One X), Nintendo Switch™ system, Epic Games and Ubisoft Connect. The game will also be available on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S and on Ubisoft+, Ubisoft’s subscription service*.
In this short animation film, created by CLM BBDO, Fenyx is battling epic creatures such as the Minotaur, the Cyclop and the Griffin while How You Like Me Now by The Heavy insolently plays in the background. Using the Sword of Achilles, Axe of Atalanta, and Bow of Odysseus, Fenyx defeats the monsters one after the other. Each battle she wins dents the rock and, as huge boulders detach from the summit, she ends up shaping the mountain… and her myth!
Developed by the team at Ubisoft Quebec, creators of Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey, Immortals Fenyx Rising is an exciting new IP that takes grand mythological adventure to new heights.** Players will embody Fenyx, a new winged demigod, on a quest to save the Greek gods and their home from a dark curse. Only by mastering the legendary powers of the gods, overcoming heroic trials and confronting powerful mythological beasts, will Fenyx be able to take on Typhon, the deadliest Titan in Greek mythology.
Anyway, enough from us ahead of our official review. Watch the new animated trailer embedded below.