Reviews in Review: Games of December

IGN published this video item, entitled “Reviews in Review: Games of December” – below is their description. You’re busy, so here’s one video that rounds up all IGN’s game reviews from this month. From Cyberpunk 2077 and Immortals Fenyx Rising to Call of the Sea, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, and more. Here are … Read more Reviews in Review: Games of December

5 Reasons Immortals Fenyx Rising Should Be Your Next Escape

IGN published this video item, entitled “5 Reasons Immortals Fenyx Rising Should Be Your Next Escape” – below is their description. Immortals Fenyx Rising is the latest adventure from the team behind the excellent Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and it might just be the escape you’re looking for. Here are five reasons why. IGN YouTube Channel … Read more 5 Reasons Immortals Fenyx Rising Should Be Your Next Escape

Immortals Fenyx Rising: Combat and Abilities Overview

IGN published this video item, entitled “Immortals Fenyx Rising: Combat and Abilities Overview” – below is their description. Immortals Fenyx Rising is available now and it has a huge selection of enemies to take on as you defend the Golden Isle. But as the great Zeus once said: “To know your enemy, you must first … Read more Immortals Fenyx Rising: Combat and Abilities Overview

Immortals Fenyx Rising: Gods and Regions

IGN published this video item, entitled “Immortals Fenyx Rising: Gods and Regions” – below is their description. Immortals Fenyx Rising is available now on Stadia! There are tons of things to learn about the Golden Isle and its residents, so IGN has you covered with a quick breakdown of the Gods and Regions you’ll be … Read more Immortals Fenyx Rising: Gods and Regions

6 Godly Powers in Immortals Fenyx Rising

IGN published this video item, entitled “6 Godly Powers in Immortals Fenyx Rising” – below is their description. The quest to restore power to the Gods of Greek mythology will transform Fenyx from a humble soldier into a demi-god. From summoning spears to dive bombing birds, check out the six godly powers you can wield … Read more 6 Godly Powers in Immortals Fenyx Rising

Why Assassin’s Creed Fans Should Check Out Immortals Fenyx Rising

IGN published this video item, entitled “Why Assassin’s Creed Fans Should Check Out Immortals Fenyx Rising” – below is their description. Immortals Fenyx Rising may have many of the ingredients that fans love about the Assassin’s Creed series, but its lateral step into myth, its colourful visuals and its comedic presentation ensure it’s very much … Read more Why Assassin’s Creed Fans Should Check Out Immortals Fenyx Rising

Immortals Fenyx Rising: Monster Combat Strategies

IGN published this video item, entitled “Immortals Fenyx Rising: Monster Combat Strategies” – below is their description. Take on a wide range of enemies like shredded Minotaurs, flying Harpies, hideous Hydras, killer Griffins, wicked Wraiths, humongous Cyclops, nightmarish Hecatoncheries, and adorable Cerberos in Immortals Fenyx Rising, available on Stadia on December 3rd. To help you … Read more Immortals Fenyx Rising: Monster Combat Strategies

The Biggest Game Releases of December 2020

IGN published this video item, entitled “The Biggest Game Releases of December 2020” – below is their description. It’s officially December 2020 and we cannot believe how quickly this year went by. This month we are getting some more great games to play, such as Immortals Fenyx Rising, and Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. … Read more The Biggest Game Releases of December 2020

Are You Going to Play Immortals Fenyx Rising? – IGN News Live

IGN published this video item, entitled “Are You Going to Play Immortals Fenyx Rising? – IGN News Live” – below is their description. It’s the last day of November, and the holidays have officially begun. We’re coming off a long holiday weekend here in the U.S., so we’ll kick things off today with what we’ve … Read more Are You Going to Play Immortals Fenyx Rising? – IGN News Live

The First 21 Minutes of Immortals Fenyx Rising

IGN published this video item, entitled “The First 21 Minutes of Immortals Fenyx Rising” – below is their description. Check out the first 21 and a half minutes of Immortals Fenyx Rising, covering the tutorial and first puzzle dungeon of the game. Immortals Fenyx Rising, formerly known as Gods and Monsters, is developed by Ubisoft … Read more The First 21 Minutes of Immortals Fenyx Rising

Immortals Fenyx Rising Review

A review of the hotly anticipated December 3 2020 release Immortals Fenyx Rising from IGN’s Cam Shea. Version reviewed: Xbox Series X. Also available on Xbos, PS4, PS5, PC, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia… everything, basically. IGN published this video item, entitled “Immortals Fenyx Rising Review” – below is their description. Reviewed by Cam Shea … Read more Immortals Fenyx Rising Review

Immortals Fenyx Rising: Rebel’s Guide to Being a Demi-God

IGN published this video item, entitled “Immortals Fenyx Rising: Rebel’s Guide to Being a Demi-God” – below is their description. Zeus-ton, we have a problem: a massive monster called Typhon has stripped the greek Gods of all their powers and it’s up to you, a demi-god named Fenyx, to defeat him. To help you get … Read more Immortals Fenyx Rising: Rebel’s Guide to Being a Demi-God

7 Things To Know About Immortals Fenyx Rising

IGN published this video item, entitled “7 Things To Know About Immortals Fenyx Rising” – below is their description. The Gods of Greek Mythology have been cursed by the evil monster Typhon and only Fenyx can stop the world from descending into chaos. From a stylised open world to godly powers, here are seven things … Read more 7 Things To Know About Immortals Fenyx Rising

Immortals Fenyx Rising – Official Adventure Time Crossover Trailer

IGN published this video item, entitled “Immortals Fenyx Rising – Official Adventure Time Crossover Trailer” – below is their description. Finn and Jake get some help battling Cerberus in this trailer for the Immortals Fenyx Rising and Adventure Time crossover. Immortals Fenyx Rising launches on December 3, 2020. #ign IGN YouTube Channel Got a comment? … Read more Immortals Fenyx Rising – Official Adventure Time Crossover Trailer

Immortals Fenyx Rising: PS5 Quality vs Performance Mode Gameplay

IGN published this video item, entitled “Immortals Fenyx Rising: PS5 Quality vs Performance Mode Gameplay” – below is their description. Ubisoft’s upcoming open world adventure Immortals Fenyx Rising offers both a performance and quality mode on next-gen consoles. Check out the differences in this exclusive gameplay! IGN YouTube Channel Got a comment? Leave your thoughts … Read more Immortals Fenyx Rising: PS5 Quality vs Performance Mode Gameplay

Gameplay

Immortals is an action-adventure video game played from a third-person perspective. At the beginning of the game, players can customise the gender, the voice and the appearances of Fenyx using Aphrodite’s Beauty Chair. At any point in the game, they can return to the beauty chair and customise Fenyx. The game is set in a large open world, consisting of seven distinct regions inspired by the Greek gods. The player character is accompanied by a companion bird named Phosphor, which can identify locations of interest in the map. Fenyx can traverse the world quickly through climbing cliffs, riding on a mount, and flying using the wings of Daedalus. The full open world will be accessible from the start of the game. As players explore the world, they would encounter rifts which would teleport them to the Vaults of Tartaros, which are a series of platforming challenges that require players to utilize both Fenyx’s combat and traversal abilities. Players can also complete various side-objectives and optional puzzles.

The world of the Golden Isles are occupied with various enemies inspired by Greek mythology, including minotaurs to cyclopes. There are two modes of melee attack; light attacks with a sword are fast but weak, and heavy attacks with a hammer are slow but strong. Fenyx can also use bows and arrows to defeat enemies. Players need to manage Fenyx’s stamina during combat, as they will become exhausted when they attack successively. As players progress in the game, they would be able to unlock powerful godlike abilities. For instance, Fenyx can unlock Ares’ spears which thrust enemies into the air. Armor and weapons can also be upgraded by collecting sufficient crafting resources in the game’s world.

Story

After an accident stranded Greek soldier Fenyx on the Golden Isle, they must rescue the Greek gods from the monster Typhon, who seeks revenge after he was banished by Zeus and the Greek gods to Tartaros. The game features a light-hearted tone, with Prometheus being the game’s main narrator and Zeus being the unreliable narrator.

Development

The game is currently being developed by Ubisoft Quebec, the team which created Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Game director Scott Phillips added that the project originated from a software bug the team discovered during the development of Odyssey, which changed the humans on the player’s crew into giant cyclopses, and decided that it would be a good idea to create a separate game that embraces the mythological side of Greece. Due to the positive reception of Odyssey, Ubisoft’s management agreed to greenlight the project.

The game was officially announced as Gods and Monsters during E3 2019. Initially set to be released on February 26, 2020, the game was delayed in October 2019 after another Ubisoft’s tentpole release Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint failed to be commercially successful. According to Ubisoft, the delay gave additional time for development team to “ensure that their respective innovations are perfectly implemented so as to deliver optimal experiences for players”. Quebec studio used the additional time to add Zeus and Promethus as the game’s duo narrators, replacing Greek poet Homer who was initially intended to fulfill this role. A work-in-progress build of the game was leaked on Stadia under the codename Orpheus in June 2020. It was re-revealed as Immortals Fenyx Rising on September 10, 2020. The studio decided to rename the game to reflect its narrative focus and put more emphasis on Fenyx, the game’s protagonist. The name change appeared to be a result from a trademark dispute with Monster Energy, which challenged the Gods and Monsters name believing it would cause confusion.

Gareth Coker, who previously worked on Ori and the Blind Forest and its sequel Ori and the Will of the Wisps, would compose the score for the game. Ancient Greek instruments such as lyre and kithara, were used when he was recording the music. Coker commissioned these instruments from a Greek luthier, and had them transported across the Atlantic.

The game is set to be released on December 3, 2020 for Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S. A free demo for the game would be released for Stadia users before the game’s official launch.

Reception

Pre-release reception was generally positive, with most of the critics comparing the game to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Upon announcement, the game’s new title received mixed reviews.