At the PC Gaming Show 2023 Preview, French publisher NACON shed light on the story of Clash: Artifacts of Chaos. Initially generating interest for its unique art design, the action-adventure game from the Chilean developer ACE Team tells a poignant story in which a taciturn hermit ventures into strange lands where the very concept of justice seems non-existent.
Zenozoik: a hostile land inhabited by ferocious monsters and civilized creatures where the strong rule over the weak. The wind has picked up, carrying with it the sobs of a little creature called The Boy, but not without leaving in its wake a glimmer of hope in the shape of a character called Pseudo. You play as this agile and powerful fighter who leaves his reclusive life to protect The Boy initially but maybe to overturn the established order as well.
The main threat that hangs over all living beings in Zenozoik is called Gemini, the Mistress of the Artifacts. Using a legendary relic, she can bring any rival to their knees during the ritual, a game of dice that serves as the law of the land. Afflicted by an unknown disease, she wants to capture The Boy and use his powers to heal herself. Despite having shunned the civilized world and its laws, Pseudo decides to face Gemini and her henchmen and only listen to his own convictions.
Clash: Artifacts of Chaos is a unique action-adventure game in terms of its gameplay and art direction. Visually, there is the signature ACE Team style (Zeno Clash 1 & 2, Rock of Ages, The Eternal Cylinder), whose original designs range from the unusual to the flamboyant. As for the gameplay, players will get to unleash the ferocity of the main character, Pseudo, in third-person combat. Aside from exploration and combat, Clash: Artifacts of Chaos stands out from other action-adventure games because of a unique mechanic: the Ritual. Each participant has artifacts with unique properties, and the outcome of this ancient tradition defines the rules of the fight.
Clash: Artifacts of Chaos will be available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, and Epic Games Store on February 9th, 2023.