Formerly a Stadia exclusive known as Gods and Monsters, Ubisoft has revealed they’re bringing the game to other platforms under a new title, Immortals: Fenyx Rising.
Set in an open world environment, players assume the role of Fenyx, a hapless Greek adventurer shipwrecked on the mysterious Golden Island. The island isn’t just a lovely place to visit, it’s also the prison for most of the gods from the Greek pantheon.
Greeted (and subsequently recruited) by Hermes, Fenyx must explore the Golden Island and work to free the gods from their respective durances in order to thwart Typhon, one of the big name monsters from Greek mythology and one of the few who could go toe-to-toe with the gods.
The Golden Island holds a number of secrets, treasures, and abilities for Fenyx to discover in typical open-world fashion. Rather than the high fidelity realism one would expect out of Assassin’s Creed or For Honor, the team behind Immortals: Fenyx Rising decided to go with a more cartoonish art style. There is certainly plenty of Classical Greek influence, as well as the sort of “archaeo-punk” mechanical aesthetic you’d expect in films like Clash of The Titans.
Players will be able to fully customize their particular incarnation of Fenyx from a cosmetic perspective, as well as adjusting their loadout and the progression of their powers.
As part of the adventure, players will need to explore “Vaults of Tartarus,” a series of puzzle dungeons which will require you to utilize your weapons and abilities to navigate obstacles, and the developers have hinted that it will require a good familiarity of the entire panoply available in order to successfully reach the end. The rewards for a Vault center around Zeus’ Thunderbolts, which are used to improve the character’s stamina, allowing them use special abilities more often and navigate the environment with the Wings of Daedalus, a flight mechanic which adds verticality to the world.
Immortals: Fenyx Rising is slated for release on December 3, 2020.
This UbiForward event comes as Ubisoft is facing allegations of sexual harassment and employee mistreatment, which GameLuster has also covered. You can read more about the recent controversies here and here.