Announced during Realms Deep 2020, 3D Realms and 1C Entertainment in collaboration with Slipgate Ironworks have announced GRAVEN, a dark-fantasy action-adventure FPS which is a spiritual successor to Hexen 2. The game will release in 2021 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
The game will throw players into a gruesome medieval world of deities and monstrosities as a disgraced Priest of the Orthogonal Order. Players will also be tasked with hunting those responsible for conjuring plagues and twisting the natural order of the seasons. GRAVEN will be a mix of action, exploration, puzzle-solving and will take cues from classic shooters, immersive sims, and action RPGs.
GRAVEN will also offer the opportunity to play solo, with one friend in split-screen co-op, or even in a party of four online.
Frederik Schreiber, vice president of 3D Realms and Game Director on Graven, said:
“GRAVEN began as a game we had often dreamed of, (…) ‘What would a spiritual successor to a Dark Fantasy series such as Hexen, have looked like if it was made in 1998 in the original Unreal engine?’ We think the answer is GRAVEN. We hope you do too.”