Ubisoft unveiled something a little different from its more traditional offerings at E3 2019. The company showcased upcoming action-adventure game Gods & Monsters, which comes from the minds behind Assassin's Creed Odyssey and delivers an eye-catching, gorgeous art style. The game will be released February 25, 2020.
Ahead of E3 2019, Ubisoft was unfortunate with a number of leaks. Some of these, such as Watch Dogs Legion, had a huge amount of detail shared about them, whereas others remained relatively secure. One of these games in question was something known as 'Project Orpheus', a smaller-scale game that had an artistic style similar to of the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Based on what we have seen of Gods & Monsters, it certainly appears as though the identity of this Project Orpheus has now been revealed. The game is an action-adventure title that boasts a world where mortals and gods walk alike. Here's an overview of the title thanks to its debut cinematic trailer, complete with its February 20 release date.
Gods & Monsters will be released for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and also the Google Stadia. Although little has been seen of the game in action, Ubisoft has already selected a February release date. This means that hopefully Gods & Monsters is already in a stable place in its development, and ideally more about the project will be shared soon.
In Gods & Monsters, players take on the role of Fenyx, a hero who is tasked with giving power back to the Greek gods. The gods have lost their power to the deadly Typhon, and now Fenyx must face off against enemies such as Gorgons, Harpies and Cyclops. The game will be open world in nature, with an emphasis on action-adventure gameplay.
It's always interesting to see a big publisher unveil something entirely new, particularly when it comes with such an interesting aesthetic. Ubisoft has often done well with titles that look a little different from its usual fare, such as Child of Light and Grow Home, and although Gods & Monsters may have a little more clout behind it, nonetheless it stands out from the crowd at this point in time.