EA has announced that Immortals of Aveum will be released on July 20, 2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via the EA App, Steam, and the Epic Games Store for $59.99 USD (PC) and $69.99 USD (consoles). This is a single-player, first-person magic shooter from Ascendant Studios that features fast-paced action, spell-based combat, and, according to an official reveal trailer, gorgeous graphics, alluding to what some might see as an exciting and modern update to classics that include Hexen and Heretic. Ascendant Studios is a brand-new studio that counts award-winning industry veterans among its staff, according to a press release.
“I’m incredibly excited to finally show the world Immortals of Aveum. It’s been a five year journey for us at Ascendant, and I’m so proud of the team and their commitment to making something great,” said Bret Robbins, CEO and Game Director at Ascendant Studios. “We set out to create a cinematic, thrilling shooter set in a new fantasy world, with fast and fluid combat and an epic story. I can’t wait for everyone to play it.”
From an EA press release:
Published under the EA Originals label and developed by Ascendant Studios – a new studio made up of BAFTA and Game of the Year award-winning industry veterans – Immortals of Aveum is set in an original fantasy universe engulfed in magic, rife with conflict, and on the edge of the abyss. Players experience this visceral and cinematic, story-driven game through the eyes of Jak, as he joins an elite order of battlemages, masters all three colors of magic – blue, green, and red – and decimates legions of enemies with clever chained attacks and well-timed counters. Combining a modern story within a fantasy setting, the world of Aveum is filled with unforgettable characters, fast-paced action and spell-based combat that defies FPS conventions.
Having grown up powerless and destitute, Jak is what’s known as an Unforeseen – someone who unexpectedly manifests magical abilities later in life. With his newfound potential, Jak is recruited by General Kirkan to join the Order of the Immortals and is reluctantly thrust into mankind’s endless war for the control of magic. With powerful magic-wielders and legions of soldiers on both sides of the Everwar, Jak and his elite order of Immortals must uncover the mysteries of Aveum’s troubled past, if there’s any hope for saving its future. Immortals of Aveum’s cinematic campaign is brought to life by an incredibly talented cast of AAA celebrities like Darren Barnet (“Never Have I Ever,” “Road House,” “Gran Turismo”) as Jak, and Gina Torres (“Suits,” “Pearson,” “Firefly”) as General Kirkan.