Immortals of Aveum, an EA Original being developed by Ascendant Studios, was just fully unveiled a few days ago, and it shows a lot of promise. Immortals of Aveum is a first-person shooter with a difference that replaces guns with magical laser beams in place of the hectic arena-shooter gameplay of Doom. Even though it’s not the first FPS to use magic, it may end up being the most impressive due to its truly stunning visuals and what appears to be a lot of variety in terms of spell types.
Fans who pay close attention to the Immortals of Aveum reveal trailer will notice a wide variety of different spell types.
Many of these spells appear to function quite similarly to the standard FPS arsenal, including a fast-moving blue projectile that behaves like a machine gun and a suspiciously similar-looking green burst of magical energy that resembles a shotgun. The Immortals of Aveum trailer does, however, hint at a few more unusual magical options, one of which serves as a gentle reminder to Bulletstorm fans that it’s past time the franchise made a comeback.
Immortals of Aveum’s magical arsenal, especially the spells without analogs in firearms, is by far its most intriguing feature. For instance, the reveal trailer displayed a shield with an orange runic pattern that appeared to have been lifted directly from Doctor Strange. Since shields are uncommon in first-person shooter games, Immortals of Aveum may end up feeling particularly special and one-of-a-kind.
The blue whip that appears to be made of water and extends from the player’s left hand in Immortals of Aveum’s trailer is one of the game’s most intriguing spells. It can drag an enemy off a platform. Even though it’s only briefly shown, this whip-like ability immediately stands out as one of the most impressive in the entire trailer, and it’s sure to bring back some fond memories for Bulletstorm fans.
In 2011, the studio People Can Fly released Bulletstorm, a tongue-in-cheek first-person shooter that wasn’t afraid to make fun of the state of the FPS genre at the time. While its humor was occasionally a little stale, its Energy Leash weapon was always fresh. The Energy Leash, a blue whip-like weapon that is available right away, allows players to draw enemies to them. Once in the air, enemies move slowly, allowing the player to string together a variety of different combos, from booting the enemy in the face and shooting them in the body to launching them into a danger to the environment.
Immortals of Aveum launches July 20 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.