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Game News ELEX II releasing on March 1st

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Darth Roxor, Nov 10, 2021.

  1. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Tags: boner-inducing incline; ELEX II; Piranha Bytes; THQ Nordic

    Everyone's been waiting with bated breath for the official announcement of the release date of ELEX II, the sequel to the most xenial game out there by Piranha Bytes.

    Amateurs of eclectic open-world RPGs need wait no more, for THQ Nordic has dropped the bomb at last. Mark your calendars - March 1st, 2022 is the date you're looking for:

    Time To Book Your Spring Break: ELEX II Releasing March 1st, 2022

    Essen, Germany / Vienna, Austria - November 10th, 2021: Magalan is in dire need of a hero: The factions are inches away from starting an open war and the world is still haunted by monsters of all different kinds. A new force is rising, threatening to change the face of the planet forever. It's about time for you to return to Magalan, put on Jax's boots, and kick some ass. The survival of mankind depends on it. ELEX II, the science-fantasy RPG by Piranha Bytes, will release on the 1st of March 2022 for PC and consoles.​

    Exhilarating news indeed!

    The press release behind the link also includes the content of the lavish ELEX II collector's edition, if you care about those sorts of things.
     
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  2. Raghar Arcane

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    So would it be Eurojunk with nice story, which would force people scream about racism, segregation, anti-LGBT and other stuff? Or would they tone stuff down and release a safe story about a person who is flying to the sky in jetpack, and try to earn money on people who liked ELEX I?

    Original had relatively mild "outlaw" faction. Not enough drugs, guns, violence. I think you could have sex with "she never removed her shoes in last half year" woman nicknamed "Nasty" So outlaw faction wasn't completely romance free.

    They should add more land mines into Outlaw area in ELEX II. It was relatively mild in comparison to real world like czech warehouses in Vrbětice.
     
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  3. Ruzen Savant

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    Nobody expects to be a Disco Elysium
    but let me blast some more shitt yo!
     
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  4. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    I've got my hands on the beta version, here's some first impressions.

    Show Spoiler
    You start a game in middle of a woods and suddenly meet a mysterious stranger who tells you a story of his people in a 5-minute unskippable cutscene. You're about to kill yourself 4 minutes in, but the game crashes to desktop so you quickly refund and make a vow to never buy Eurojank again.
     
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  5. Shin Arbiter

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    I'll probably buy this... eventually. As someone who thought that Piranha Bytes had lost their touch after Risen, I was pleasantly surprised with how fun Elex was. Although the magnitude of veneration it captured on the codex was excessive, I do appreciate the love that such eurojank titles receive around these parts.
     
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  7. Catacombs Magister Patron

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    :hype:
     
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  9. Glad Literate

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    First one was excellent, based on mixed reviews I was really surprised how good it turned out to be. Can't wait for the second one!
     
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  10. Zeriel Arcane

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    The jetpack focus seems really bad for the kind of gameplay PB games have, but I guess I'll hope for the best.
     
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  11. GloomFrost Cipher

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    Yesss!!!! By far my most anticipated open world RPG i years Jax is ready to rock and roll once again :dance::dance:
     
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  12. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Jax? Why do I keep picturing (even though its Jak & Daxter)
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    Or

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    so this is Jax?
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  15. Rincewind Savant

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    Really excited for this, I've had some of the best interlocking quest moments ever in ELEX. And no one else can make open-world exploration as much fun as Piranha Bytes.
     
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    Clearly, being an addict is the only option.
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  17. Skdursh Learned

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    The theatrical cinematics released so far have only succeeded in making me throw up in my mouth, cascading into a vodka bender to calm the nerves from the hysterical disappointment over how fucking GAY it looked and how fucking GAY it sounded with such awful generic rock music placing me mere moments from driving an icepick into the depths of my ears. I really need to see some actual gameplay. I'm a big fan of OG ELEX and most every other release from the kings of Eurojank, but I'm definitely tempering my expectations much more with this than I normally would after they released those absolute titans of trailer cringe.
     
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    Thought Jax was an addict because he absorbs ELEX directly into his body.
     
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    yay
     
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    Gameplay has been out for months: https://rpgcodex.net/forums/threads/elex-ii-jax-is-back-coming-march-1st.138985/page-12#post-7381165

    They just haven't put it in a trailer yet.
     
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  21. deuxhero Arcane

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    March 1st in Europe? What's with all the games releasing in February 2022?
     
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    I remember that i installed it. 10 minutes later i uninstalled it. and that's it
     
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  23. Daedalos Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    I didn't play ELEX 1, and I sure as shit aint gonn play ELEX 2.

    So shoot me.

    This looks kind of garbo

    I guess the most fun part of it is imaginging just how excited the rat boy is, and how erect his little peepee is.

    #Nohomo
     
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  24. Falksi Arcane

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    Hope it's better than the first. Was hugely disappointed with it, just a big ball of blandness.

    I'm fine with jank if there's some spice or flavour to the game like with Risen 2's humour, but when it's just flat and takes itself seriously it just becomes a void of dull. And that's what Risen 3 & Elex did.
     
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