THQ Nordic and Piranha Bytes have released a new prologue trailer for their upcoming sci-fi/fantasy Action RPG, ELEX, which is scheduled to be released later this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In the prologue trailer, you’ll see the events on Magalan after a comet strikes. Earthquakes shatter the many cities and fires sweep this planet that is home to a civilization of millions. As Magalan fell into darkness, those that survived ended up in an unrecognizable world. The prologue leads up to the point where players will be thrust into the world, now controlled by a substance called Elex.

Developed by Piranha Bytes, creators of the award-winning Gothic and Risen series, ELEX is a handcrafted action role-playing experience set in a post-apocalyptic science-fantasy universe, and puts players into a huge, seamless open world full of original characters, mutated creatures, deep moral choices and powerful action. From swords and axes to bows, crossbows and harpoons, ELEX offers one of the widest selection of weaponry in the history of role-playing. Pick up a shotgun, power up a plasma rifle or unleash a flamethrower – there’s a weapon and combat style for every fighter out there. Then find a companion, choose a faction and influence the world; in ELEX, every choice will forge the future of your game.

Check out the prologue trailer for ELEX below, and stick with Level Down Games, as we’ll have continued coverage throughout the coming months.