Game developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic recently announced the next game Chronos: Before the Ashes.
The game is a prequel story of Remnant: From the Ashes and players take on the role of a young hero who is trying to save his home from an ancient evil. In order to do that, the chosen one is sent into a mysterious labyrinth filled with fearsome creatures, challenging puzzles, and more.
In the game, death is not the end. Each time players fail, they are booted out of the labyrinth and must wait one year before coming back. The start of journey will be quick, but as the hero gets older, they gain more wisdom about arcane powers, which can be handy in the game.
Chronos: Before the Ashes is based on the VR-exclusive Chronos from Gunfire Games, but has been overhauled and optimized to work on all platforms without the need for VR support. Chronos: Before the Ashes is slated to release on December 1st 2020 on PC, Stadia, Xbox One™, Nintendo Switch™ and PlayStation®4.
About Chronos: Before the Ashes
Chronos: Before the Ashes is an atmospheric RPG that chronicles a hero’s lifelong quest to save their homeland from a great evil. Grow wiser, stronger and more powerful as you explore the depths of the mysterious labyrinth. But beware, the labyrinth takes a heavy toll – each time your hero dies, they lose a year of their life!
Adventure RPG – Refreshing combination of Adventure Game elements and RPG mechanics.
Deep Combat – A variety of weapons, abilities, and powers are available to the player in the pursuit of their quest.
Unique Aging Mechanic – Every time the player dies they age one year. Players must adapt to their advancing age as they progress throughout the game. You will begin your adventure young, nimble, and quick, and end your time in the game wise and more attuned to magic.