New fantasy action game from the ex-boss of Dragon Age looks like a small physics revolution

Eternal Strands is extremely colorful, but the role-playing game is still supposed to get down to business.


Eternal Strands is extremely colorful, but the role-playing game is still supposed to get down to business.

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About four years ago, the former lead developer of the first Dragon Age games, Mike Laidlaw, founded a new studio called Yellow Brick Games. Now the developers are showing for the first time what they have been working on. The action-adventure Eternal Strands was announced with a trailer, which lets us fight huge monsters in a fantasy world.

What sets Eternal Strands apart?

In Eternal Strands we play the young warrior Brynn, whose mission is nothing less than to save the homeland of her people. This is apparently threatened by all sorts of monsters, some of them towering high, which we kill with magic and an arsenal of different weapons.

The trailer gives you a first impression of the fights, in which we climb up one of the huge opponents:

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In the first trailer for the action-adventure Eternal Strands we face off against a giant monster
In the first trailer for the action-adventure Eternal Strands we face off against a giant monster


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In the first trailer for the action-adventure Eternal Strands we face off against a giant monster

The big special feature of the game, however, is how it is combines your magical powers with a physics system. Fire can spread across dry meadows and forests and destroy enemies in its path. Burning tree trunks can then also be thrown at monsters using telekinesis. Barriers can also be removed by fire.

Our ice skills, on the other hand, are more effective in the cold and allow us to block attacks, trap opponents or create a path across a seemingly insurmountable ravine. The promised one Next generation physics system is intended to reward creativity in exploration and combat.

We can discover the capital of Dynevron, the secrets beneath, as well as the surrounding wilderness. Thanks to a climbing system we can move around the world fairly freely. However, it is not yet known whether it is an open world.

But when can we play Eternal Strands? A release is currently planned for 2025. The action-adventure will then appear on Steam for the PC as well as for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

What do you think of Eternal Strands? Do you like the first trailer? Do the graphic style and combat suit your taste? Or were you hoping for something different? Feel free to tell us in the comments!

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