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Zelda-Style Open World Game Gods & Monsters Unveiled By Ubisoft

by : Ewan Moore on : 10 Jun 2019 22:24

Zelda-Style Open World Game Gods & Monsters Unveiled By UbisoftZelda-Style Open World Game Gods & Monsters Unveiled By Ubisoft

Ubisoft has announced a colourful new open world game called Gods & Monsters that looks… well, just look at the trailer below – it looks exactly like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Not that that’s a bad thing at all, because it looks absolutely stunning. 

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Gods & Monsters is an open world game that’s inspired by Greek mythology, so expect to see plenty of demons and gods from that particular mythos. You’ll play as a fully customisable character called Phoenix on a quest to defeat Typhon and his minions, and save the Olympians.

I was told during a closed-door session that the entire game will be framed as a story which legendary Greek author Homer is telling to his grandchildren, so as we play through Gods & Monsters there’ll be plenty of playful narration and interaction from the grandkids.

Gods & Monsters will feature a large open world full of dungeons, puzzles, and monsters to slay. via “over the top combat” The brief gameplay I saw looked incredibly similar to the most recent Zelda, with lots of veritcality in the open world, the ability to glide, and climb pretty much anything.

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There’ll also be “RPG” mechanics such as crafting and the aforementioned character customisation (you can start the game as male or female). Did I mention it looks gorgeous? It takes the cel-shaded look of Breath of the Wild and just runs with it.

It’s being developed by the team who worked on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, who told me during a closed-door session that the game was a way for the studio to embrace more fantastical elements, much like AC has started to.

The Assassin’s Creed comparisons likely end there though. Ubisoft sees Gods & Monsters as a game for all the family, so don’t expect to see any gore or sex in this one.

Gods & Monsters is coming to Stadia, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in February 2020. Breath of the Wild was one hell a game, so anything in a similar vein is fine with me.

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Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.

Topics: Gaming, Breath Of The Wild, E3 2019, Gods and Monsters, Nintendo, Ubisoft, Zelda