THQ Nordic has announced a new RPG that will be coming to the PC in December 2020, Chronos: Before the Ashes. In order to celebrate this announcement, the publisher has also shared the game’s first screenshots. Additionally, you can find its announcement trailer below.
Chronos: Before the Ashes is an atmospheric RPG that chronicles a hero’s lifelong quest to save their homeland from a great evil. In Chronos, the prequel story of Remnant: From the Ashes, the player takes the role of a young hero, trying to save his home from an ancient evil. To do this, a chosen one is sent to a mysterious labyrinth, full of both fearsome and mystic creatures, along with challenging puzzles.
“Combat is unforgiving and brutal – but in Chronos, death is not the end. Each time the hero fails, he is cast out and must wait one year to return to the labyrinth. Thus, you can try again, but one year older. When you start your journey, it’s still easy to get stronger and quicker. However, the older you get, the more important your wisdom about the arcane powers will become.”
Chronos: Before the Ashes is based on the VR-exclusive Chronos from Gunfire Games. However, the team overhauled and optimized it to work on all platforms without the need for VR support.