3D Realms pitches Graven - a spiritual successor to Hexen II

Posted on Monday, September 07 2020 @ 14:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
3D Realms is riding on the nostalgia train with Graven, a new low-budget first person puzzler that is marketed as the spiritual successor to Hexen II (1997). This new dark fantasy game has a 90s retro look, 3D Realms vice president Frederik Schreiber says the game is imagined as what a 1998 successor to Hexen II with the Unreal Engine would have looked like. 3D Realms doesn't have the rights to the Hexen franchise, which was created by Raven Software and published by id Software, hence the creation of a new IP called Graven. The game will be out in 2021 for the PC, Xbox and PlayStation.
Action, mystery, and a chance for redemption await you in the gritty action first person puzzler GRAVEN. Explore a dark fantasy world as a wrongly convicted man of faith. Battle the horrors of humanity, the wilds, and beyond using the environment, magic, and armaments.

A faithful priest of the Orthogonal order, exiled unto death for a crime in defense of another, you live again in a small boat, adrift in a swamp. A stranger ferries you to solid ground and bestows upon you vague instructions, along with a mysterious staff and book. Go forth, pious priest, alleviate suffering, uncover deceptions, and smash the eldritch perversions encroaching upon reality itself.

A marriage between modern development tools and techniques with a stark late 90s aesthetic bring the action first person puzzler GRAVEN to life, featuring character designs by Chuck Jones (Duke Nukem 3d, Half-Life) and the voice talent of Stephan Weyte (Blood, Fire Emblem, Dusk) in a dark yet distinct medieval fantasy experience.

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