ELEX II Shows Off Its Factions
Piranha Bytes and THQ Nordic have released new information regarding the factions that will be available to the player in ELEX II. Five factions will be available in the game, four of which featured in the first ELEX while another will be brand new.
The first returning faction is the Berserkers, a group of skilled magicians who manipulate ELEX to cast spells. After the events of the first game, they have transformed the desert of Tavar into a lush jungle and established a foothold in the land of the Outlaws. By comparison, the Outlaws have been scattered across Magalan, some joining other factions with others finding refuge in the cratered region of Ateris.
Following their defeat, the Albs have become a playable faction. They continue to be powerful warriors, though their reliance on ELEX has decreased. The Clerics have been greatly diminished by the war, losing their home in Ignadon and many of their ranks. Finally, the Morkons are a new faction that seeks to spread its religion across the planet after spending the time since the meteor crash underground.
ELEX II picks up several years after the events of the first game, where protagonist Jax must attempt to build an alliance between various factions in order to fight off a new threat. The game is set to release on March 1, 2021, for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.