Immortals Fenyx Rising
Ubisoft first announced Immortals Fenyx Rising under the former title Gods & Monsters, but due to legal complications with Monster Energy, they were forced to change the name. They came up with Immortals Fenyx Rising, and it’s set for a December 3, 2020 release.
As the title suggests, you play as the main protagonist, Fenyx, who harnesses the powers of the ancient Greek Gods in order to defend Greece from various mythological creatures. With the initial trailers showing some promising footage, the first impressions from playable demos are out, and they are unanimously positive.
So what do we know about the game so far?
The first impressions of the game are that it resembles a concoction of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Zelda: Breath of the Wild – an open-world action/adventure game that doesn’t take itself too seriously with a good sense of humor throughout. It’s clear Ubisoft was aiming to create a game playable by gamers of all ages this time around, and they’ve definitely succeeded.
The game opens up with Typhon the Titan, who is intent on destroying the world, as well as the Gods. Zeus and Prometheus are narrating the progress of Fenyx, as they look on from the heavens, with a silly sense of humor, and bickering between each other.
Fenyx is customizable before the start of the game, allowing players to select from a male or female model.
The journey of Fenyx will take players on quests to defeat monsters, solve puzzles and summon the Gods, all while unlocking weapons and more customization options for your character. The main weapons used throughout the game are a sword, axe, and bow.
The latest Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase trailer shows Fenyx being able to fly, climb, swim and ride on mounts, through beautiful, heavily contrasting terrain.
Magical powers and abilities will also give Fenyx more options when it comes to overcoming obstacles. These abilities include The Wings of Daedalus, enabling Fenyx to fly, Athena’s dash which helps to dodge attacks, Heracles’ bracers which can stop thrown objects in mid-air, allowing Fenyx to send them hurtling back towards enemies, and Aries’ wrath, which increases Fenyx’s defense, limiting damage taken.
The map resembles the art style of Breath of The Wild, with vibrant and colorful places, but which ooze with Greek mythology. The seven different regions in the Golden Isles are themselves each based on a Greek god.
Is it worth buying?
The game isn’t just Ubisoft’s take on Breath of the Wild though – it’s a completely new experience, but one which Zelda fans are sure to love. If you’re looking for a game to buy on day one, Immortals Fenyx Rising is definitely one you should consider!