Back in April, Ascendant Studios and EA Originals revealed Immortals of Aveum. It was promoted as a "first-person magic shooter" blending fantasy elements with the trappings of a fast-paced modern action title. Shortly after, a gameplay trailer was shown, featuring magic spells being slung and a ton of bombastic spectacle. The new Immortals of Aveum Unpacked trailer slows things down, explaining the inner workings of the game's combat as well as worldbuilding details about this fantasy universe.
The Immortals of Aveum Unpacked trailer
The Immortals of Aveum Unpacked trailer opens with details on the setting. In the world of Aveum, magic is everywhere. It is broken up into three colors: red, blue, and green. Each color has its own function and benefit. It's used in everything from everyday appliances to steampunk-esque flying ships to fueling war machines of the five major kingdoms. Said kingdoms are embroiled in the Everwar, a conflict spanning thousands of years, all over the control of magic itself. Enter the game's protagonist, Jak. Jak is a Triarch, a rare form of magic-user that can control all three colors of magic. Jak is part of the Immortals, an organization of elite battlemages, who are tasked with defeating an evil tyrant, Sandrakk, from bringing Aveum to ruin. Overall, a pretty standard setup for a fantasy action title.
As for the gameplay, Immortals of Aveum has a few surprises. As mentioned above, you have control over three different forms of magic, which are tied to three different combat styles. Red magic is close-quarters, blue magic is used for long-range sniping, and green magic unleashes rapid-homing projectiles. In addition, there are Fury spells, powerful area-of-effect abilities that draw from a limited mana bar, Augment spells that let you manipulate your environment to solve traversal puzzles, and Control spells, which can slow and stun enemies, as well as help Jak move via hovering, dashing, and a long-rage grapple beam.
Finally, the Immortals of Aveum Unpacked trailer shows off customization options. According to the trailer, the game has 25 different spells and over 80 talents. All of these are unlocked via a skill tree. In addition, there is a loot system. You can find, dismantle, upgrade, and craft different pieces of gear to boost stats in combat. Since the game is not tied to a live-service platform, this means this system will be built with replay value in mind.
Immortals of Aveum will release on August 22 for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC via EA App, Epic Games Store, and Steam.