EA on Thursday released a new trailer for Immortals of Aveum, a single-player “first-person magic shooter” the company is publishing under its EA Originals label. The game is being developed by Ascendant Studios, which is “made up of BAFTA and Game of the Year award-winning industry veterans,” according to a press release.
Based only on the trailer, it’s hard to tell exactly what to expect with Immortals of Aveum outside of a standard saving-the-world plot — the characters use a lot of in-world jargon. But here’s EA and Ascendant’s official description of the game from the press release:
Players experience this visceral and cinematic, story-driven game through the eyes of Jak, as he joins an elite order of battlemages, masters all three colors of magic - blue, green, and red - and decimates legions of enemies with clever chained attacks and well-timed counters. Combining a modern story within a fantasy setting, the world ofAveum is filled with unforgettable characters, fast-paced action and spell-based combat that defies FPS conventions.
The brief clips of the Immortals of Aveum we see in the trailer do look like a lot of fun, though. Yes, the magic is basically a replacement for guns, but the effects are flashy and colorful, and the spells look satisfying to use.
Immortals of Aveum will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X / S, and on PC on July 20th. The release marks EA’s second Originals launch this year; in February, the label released Wild Hearts, a Monster Hunter-like from Koei Tecmo.