Immortals: Fenyx Rising reportedly replaces Gods & Monsters as title of Ubisoft’s latest IP.
It’s been over a year since Gods & Monsters was revealed to the world by Ubisoft. The game appeared at last year’s E3 and was scheduled for release in February of this year. Unfortunately, the game was subsequently caught up in Ubisoft’s mass delays and joined Watchdogs Legion and Rainbow Six Quarantine in being pushed to some point in this fiscal year (April 2020- March 2021).
While the game was revealed as Gods & Monsters there was some hesitation as to whether that would be its final name. A couple of months ago, in a statement to Kotaku, Ubisoft referred to it as “the game formerly known as Gods & Monsters” and now, spotted by Gematsu, a Ubisoft game has been rated in Taiwan with a suspicious new title.
Immortals: Fenyx Rising was rated for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC and Xbox One by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee and it’s highly likely that, if they are renaming Gods & Monsters, this is the new name for it. When Ubisoft announced Gods & Monsters at E3 they released more information surrounding the game, saying:
“Gods & Monsters sets players loose in a vibrant, colorful open world as Fenyx, a forgotten hero who receives a quest from Zeus: save the Greek gods from Typhon, one of mythology’s most terrifying monsters.”
It’s highly unlikely that it’s a coincidence that Ubisoft has a game coming out in which the protagonist is called Fenyx and a game is rated with Fenyx in the title. If true, this name will probably be confirmed soon as in the same Kotaku interview, Ubisoft says that “We are hard at work and very excited to finally show players what we have created at the end of summer.”
The game, which has a heavy focus on Ancient Greek Mythology, is being developed by the same team that worked on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Ubisoft says that although the two games share a very similar setting “they’re very different experiences.” The game looks to share more similarities with Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The protagonist Fenyx “can chop down trees, lift the fallen trunks into the air with telekinesis, and hurl them into the distance.”
Alongside the announcement of the new name, we are also likely to finally get a release date for the game. Gods & Monsters/Immortals: Fenyx Rising is due for release on Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.