Originally announced during last year’s Game Awards, the latest shooter from EA isn’t technically a shooter in the traditional sense, because the guns have been replaced with Doctor Strange style hand motions, and magic.
Immortals Of Aveum comes from developer Ascendant Studios and the mind of Bret Robbins, who has previously worked on Call Of Duty titles and was the creative director on the original Dead Space release.
Robbins is the founder of Ascendant Studios, and was able to get EA’s backing on this new magic-based shooter, something that he felt he’s not seen in the industry before.
“The idea of doing a magic shooter was something that was just kicking around in my head for a long time. It seemed like the type of game that I really liked to play. I love fantasy games. I love shooters.
Most fantasy games were more slow-paced RPG-style games. And it just seemed to me like a missed opportunity that no one was really making anything like that.”, Robbins told VGC in an interview.
Players will step into the shoes of Jak, who joins an elite order of battlemages in an attempt to stop a power-hungry tyrant from taking over everything.
“I’m incredibly excited to finally show the world Immortals Of Aveum,” said Robbins in an EA press release. “It’s been a give year journey for us at Ascendant, and I’m so proud of the team and their commitment to making something great.”
You can check out the latest trailer for Immortals Of Aveum here, which really begins to show just what it means to imagine Call Of Duty with magic instead of guns.