To close out Ubisoft’s E3 2019 showcase, Ubisoft Quebec brought out a new game they’ve been working on for four years: Gods & Monsters. Advertised as the next game from the team that brought you Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Gods & Monsters looks to lean heavily into its mythological roots. Still, even without any gameplay, Ubisoft Quebec revealed a release date for Gods & Monsters: February 25th, 2020.
After the show, Ubisoft revealed a few more details about Gods & Monsters. You play as Fenyx, a hero adventuring through the realms of Greek mythology after the gods have their powers stolen by Typhon. With monsters like harpies, gorgons, and cyclopses now roaming the countryside, you must use all of your adventuring skills to survive a world without godlike powers. Fenyx will be able to freely roam the countryside, encountering quests, solving puzzles, and even using some abilities of flight to navigate from one area to another. Though the countryside is rife with danger, Fenyx will have ample opportunity to enjoy the lush greenery of mythological Greece.
As an action-adventure RPG, Gods & Monsters very clearly looks inspired by Breath of the Wild. From the color-filled palette to the description provided by Ubisoft, there’s crafting, use of a bow and arrow, and numerous dungeons to find and explore. Coming off of the mythology-heavy Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft Quebec clearly comes from a place of history, but opted to take a more approachable spin on it. Knowing that Assassin’s Creed games aren’t for everyone, Gods & Monsters hopes to capture a more adventurous side of Greek mythology. With the release date not far off, we’ll inevitably see more of Gods & Monsters before it comes out on February 25th, 2020.
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