The upcoming Apotheon, developed by Alien Trap Games, is an open world game based on ancient Greek mythology, action-adventure platforming, and light RPG elements.
It has a launch trailer out now, featured above.
In Apotheon, the gods abandon humanity, Hera overthrows Zeus, takes his throne for herself, and then decides to annihilate the human race. Players assume the role of a champion who must make his way through the underworld of Tartarus onto Mount Olumpus, and then end the Gods. Players can “sneak, conspire, loot, and battle” in order to attain their goal.
Alien Trap Games were careful with the mythology on which the game is based, even hiring a Classic Literature Consultant to make sure they didn’t muck it up too badly.
According to Alien Trap Games:
You can move, jump, attack, block, roll, and throw. Learned skills like timing, positioning, and reading your opponent’s movements are at the core here.
Once you start figuring out where and when to use each of these base abilities, come up with your own tactics, and how different weapons interact with each other, the sword n’ board warfare of Apotheon really begins to open up. […]
This is the Bronze Age here, and none of this equipment is all that durable […] Swords break, spears snap, and shields shatter. You’ve got a big mountain to climb to take on the Gods of Olympus, and keeping yourself in tip-top fighting condition requires a bit of exploring, looting, shopping, and crafting.
[T]here’s no stat leveling or ability trees or anything like that, but you will certainly be sneaking into a lot of locked places for treasure chests, crawling through monster riddled caves just to see what’s ahead in the darkness, making potions that summon skeleton warriors, and breaking a lot of pots for coins.
The game also contains online multiplayer modes, including Deathmatch and Co-op.
Apotheon releases on February 3 for both the Playstation 4 and PC. It will be gratis for Playstation Plus members throughout February.