3D Realms Announces GRAVEN, a Spiritual Successor to 1997’s Hexen II

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Classic first-person shooter fans, rejoice. 3D Realms (the legendary publisher that brought us titles such as Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood) has announced GRAVEN, an action-adventure FPS that’s inspired by Raven Software’s legendary dark-fantasy franchise, Hexen.

“Wield destructive conventional weaponry, including magic staves and wrist-mounted crossbows,” 3D Realms wrote. “Find hidden gold to upgrade weapons and spells at blacksmiths and alchemists. Return to previously-plundered areas with new abilities to uncover secrets and entirely new areas. With more than 30 weapons and spells, GRAVEN encourages experimentation. Play solo, with one friend in split-screen co-op, or even in a party of four online for complete arcane chaos.”

GRAVEN began as a game we had often dreamed of,” said 3D Realms Vice President and Game Director Frederik Schreiber. “‘What would a spiritual successor to a Dark Fantasy series such as Hexen, have looked like if it was made in 1998 in the original Unreal engine?’ We think the answer is GRAVEN. We hope you do too.”

GRAVEN won’t be released for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch until 2021, but you can check out the Steam listing here.

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