Fighting in Elex II can take on many forms — and you will need them all to defend Magalan from an enemy invasion that has left its inhabitants on the brink of extinction!
We’ve kicked off the Elex II pre-order this week! What better time to whet players’ appetites for a combat experience unlike any other? Our goal with Elex II was to create a rich RPG, adventure-style experience in the vein of its predecessor that also delivers deep and layered combat. We wanted the player to feel the satisfaction of learning numerous fighting skills and mastering a multitude of weapon types. In short, when we call on Jax to fight with everything he has, we want you to feel like you have what it takes at your disposal!
For the Piranha Bytes team, this meant melee, magic and ranged combat options. Ranged combat weaponry includes guns, bows, rockets, and even laser or plasma shooters plus many more. The many types and varieties of ranged weapons will give you the perfect tool for every situation to overcome every opponent, whether you fight on the ground or engage in aerial combat. If you prefer to get close, Elex II’s melee arsenal is also vast. Use clubs, swords, axes, hammers, maces or even improvised weapons like a simple pipe to hack, smash and scatter your enemies. And don’t forget about magical or “psi” powers which allow the player to throw fire, ice and lightning at anyone standing against you.
Fight like an eagle with Elex II’s new aerial combat. Thanks to his improved jet-pack, that you can upgrade throughout the game, Jax can hunt the invaders even in the air or hover above them and let havoc rain on them.
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 has to go on a mission to convince the factions to unite against the invaders and find his own 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