ELEX II Officially Announced

A sequel to ELEX is officially in the works, with the developers showing off a first trailer for the game, showing off the new story.

Return to the open world of Magalan as ELEX II has (officially) been revealed. Developer Piranha Bytes revealed the first trailer for the game while giving details on what to expect from the sequel:

The planet Magalan has seen some rather peaceful years after the Events of ELEX I: old factions have been vanquished, new factions have risen. The Berserkers’ attempts to regrow and terraform the lands have started to bear fruit. After the defeat of the Hybrid, the Albs are no longer a threat. However, our hero – Jax – returns with knowledge of a new menace that’s casting a shadow over Magalan. It falls to Jax to unite these different factions together to face this darkness together.

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 unrivalled 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

No release date set for ELEX II but the game is in development for PCs, PlayStation 4|5, and Xbox Consoles.

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