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THQ Nordic Releases New Elex Prologue Trailer



THQ Nordic put out a new trailer for Piranha Bytes’s open-world sci-fi/fantasy action RPG, Elex, set for release in Q3 2017.

The trailer gives viewers a glimpse of events leading up to the moment players are thrust into the world, a world that is now controlled by a powerful resource known as “Elex”. ELEX is acronymic for Eclectic, Lavish, Exhilarating, Xenial, and is also at the center of a post-apocalyptic war. The resource gives players and NPCs (non-player characters) powerful abilities akin to magic. Check out the prologue trailer below.

“Elex” also plays a part in the player’s choices throughout the game’s world in that it determines whether or not humanity’s emotional nature will be overtaken by cold synthetic logic. Bioware’s Mass Effect Trilogy presented a similar choice at the end of the final game.

Elex features both modern and medieval locations. Players can use guns, swords, and “Elex’s” magic during combat against a mix of original characters and mutated creatures. For exploration, a jetpack will be available.

Similar to Bethesda’s Fallout series, Elex takes place on a post-apocalyptic world. This world, dubbed Magalan, was devastated by a comet that spread earthquakes and firestorms that leveled cities and forced the population to decline. What was left for the survivors was a world no longer their own, one ravaged by mutated creatures and chaos wreaked by those vying for control of the “Elex” resource.

Elex will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Privately-owned German video game developer Piranha Bytes is known for its award-winning Gothic and Risen series. The company was founded in 1997. Piranha Bytes has a distribution agreement with Nordic Games, now THQ Nordic, the company that will publish Elex upon its release.

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Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II



The Last of Us Part II Joel Ellie screenshot

Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

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