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News video games 01 June 2017, 12:59

author: Mike Manka

Elex, the game from creators of Gothic and Risen, has a release date

THQ Nordic has finally revealed the release date for Piranha Bytes' upcoming game and it's coming faster than we expected.

If you’re a fan of Piranha Bytes – the studio that gave the world Gothic and Risen series – you’ve got reasons to rejoice. THQ Nordic has just announced release dates for Battle Chasers, Spellforce 3 and Elex. Mark the date in your calendars, folks, for you’ll be starting the exploration of planet Magalan on October 17, 2017.

We got a first look at Elex back in 2015, when Piranha Bytes presented first video materials during Gamescom in Cologne. Since then, we’ve been slowly getting more and more information, images and videos. We also attended a closed hands-on presentation of Elex a few days ago and we’ll be sharing our impressions tomorrow.

Elex was supposed to come out in early 2017, but has been postponed to late 2017. Now we know that we won’t have to wait that long, just four and a half months, until we can play the game ourselves… The upcoming title obviously has some characteristic features of other Piranha’s games, like a pretty simple combat system and not-the-best-animations, but it’s definitely looking better than before.

The newest game from Piranha Bytes will be out on October 17, 2017 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. This time around the studio is handling porting the game themselves. Elex will tell the story of a hero (this time with a name!) who’s been betrayed and abandoned by his own people in a post-apocalyptic world that combines magic, technology and fantasy.

Mike Manka

Mike Manka

He started his adventure with in April 2015 by responding to emails and preparing reports in Excel. Later, he worked on the service, the Editorials at and its YouTube channel, in the meantime developing his skills at Since 2019, he has been responsible for creating and developing the tvfilmy channel, and since 2022 he has been the editor in charge of the video department, which currently includes tvgry, tvgry+, tvfilmy and tvtech. He owes his employment at partially thanks to English philology. Even though he is currently working on many things, gaming still remains closest to his heart. In his free time, he reads books, watches series, and plays several instruments. He has been dreaming of owning a Mustang for years.