Along with the reveal of the Atlas Fallen trailer, Deck13 also revealed more details about their upcoming RPG.
What else is known
First, the developers talked about the universe of the game. There is a mysterious Essence (Essence), which underlies everything. An ancient form of magic based its power on Essence, but its knowledge has long since been lost. But the hero of the game comes across the remnants of magic in the form of an artifact – Gloves (Gauntlet).
The gauntlet gives the wearer control over the Essence. So now he can manipulate the grains of Essence found in objects and elements, and can also change their structural integrity or destroy them.
With the help of a glove, the hero will turn the sand around him into a variety of weapons during the battle. Players will also be able to take to the air for vertical movement and move quickly while gliding across the sands of the Atlas.
But not everything is so simple. Two important components are required for the full functioning of the glove: Catalyst (Catalyzer) и shards (Shards). The role of the Catalyst is to collect the Essence and direct it into itself, increasing its original strength by dozens of times. The catalyst is divided into three fragments –“Pieces of Catalyst(Catalyst Pieces), which will need to be found and collected. By doing this, players can unlock a powerful new ability of the Gauntlet.
Shards are needed to strengthen the hero’s control over the Essence.
As for weapons, there will be three types: Dunecleaver, Sandwhip and Knuckledust. To make weapons stronger – you need to accumulate Essence during the battle, this is called Impulse (Momentum).
Dunecleaver – it is a heavy weapon that is suitable for delivering very strong blows and comes in two forms: an ax and a hammer.
Sandwhip – the fastest and most effective weapon. Suitable for mobile players. Also, this weapon can be used to keep enemies at a distance and keep them away from you.
Knuckledust – fist weapon, for inflicting a large number of blows to one target.
You can wield two weapons at the same time. In addition, combat capabilities will be greatly enhanced through the use of Essence Stones (Essence Stones). They will allow you to perform powerful attacks that can be customized to suit your play style.
Players will also use sand to interact with the world around them. You can climb up, move objects, or break magical chains to open up a new location.
When to expect
Atlas Fallen will release on May 16 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
For those who are not in the know
Atlas Fallen is an action RPG set in a semi-open world where the protagonist rebels against the rule of a tyrannical god. The events of the game also take place in the sandy world of Atlas, where you can explore locations, find treasures and fight against mythical enemies.