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Eternal Strands

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Yellow Brick Games
Release Date: 2025

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'Eternal Strands' Is An Action/Adventure That Blends Physics and Combat, Coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC In 2025 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 2, 2024 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT

Eternal Strands is a 3rd-person fantasy action/adventure game where you fight epic, towering creatures while blending magical abilities with an arsenal of powerful weapons to keep the world from crumbling.

Decades ago, the Enclave unexpectedly sealed itself away from the rest of the world. A once powerful center of magical wonders now lies dormant. After finding a way through the believed-to-be impenetrable barrier, a band of Weavers – powerful magic users who blend sword and sorcery to devastating effect – must peel back the mysteries of this lost land.

Play as Brynn, a young but fearless Weaver, determined to recover her people’s cultural home, in this third-person action-adventure game. Armed with powerful magical abilities and an arsenal of magical weapons, face enemies that range from humanoid constructs to towering beasts. Fight epic, 25-meters-high climbable creatures known as the Arks, while blending magical abilities with an arsenal of powerful weapons to keep the world from crumbling.

Armed with powerful magical abilities and an arsenal of magical weapons, face enemies that range from humanoid constructs to towering beasts. Use the environment and temperature to your advantage in battles against a diverse roster of fantastical creatures, like turning a dragon’s fiery breath against ice-covered minions. Climb every surface and use arcane skills to create new paths. Explore the world in pursuit of the Enclave’s lost mysteries and challenge giant titans on your journey.

Immerse yourself in a vast and rich lore where you will build relationships with a diverse cast of characters.

A realm of mystery, opportunity, danger, and wonder: the Enclave awaits.

Yellow Brick Games is a new independent studio founded in 2020 by AAA industry veterans Thomas Giroux, Jeff Skalski, Mike Laidlaw and Frédéric St-Laurent B. This brand-new, fantasy action-adventure game developed in Unreal 5 and created by a team of 68 is a new emergent gameplay experience. 

After more than four years of development, the studio unveiled a trailer showing how this vibrant, colorful, and stylized universe is blending innovative physics-based systems with engaging action-combat for revolutionary gameplay interactions in which the world becomes your weapon.  

“Our hope with Eternal Strands is to deliver an adventure that brings a sense of fun and excitement to fantasy, while encouraging players to experiment with its systems. It’s a very different game to ones I’ve worked on in the past, and it’s been a delight to generally answer the question ‘what if the player does X?’ with ‘Cool!’ It’s also exciting to have a chance to build an all-new world that encourages and reacts to this kind of play.” Says Mike Laidlaw, Chief Creative Officer at Yellow Brick Games.  

“We kicked off this adventure 4 years ago during the pandemic with nothing more than a dream and an idea to build amazing games with amazing people. To now be here is such an incredible feeling. It’s been a journey and we can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been pouring our hearts and souls into. I’m pumped!” Says Jeff Skalski, COO and Executive Producer at Yellow Brick Games 

Key Features:  

  • The World is Your Weapon: At the heart of Eternal Strands is a revolutionary new system for gameplay interactions: heat spreads, cold chills, and real-time destruction allows for unprecedented reactivity in combat. Hurl burning tree trunks at enemies with telekinetic, snap nearby trees to block opposing fire, or channel raw telekinetic force to rip boulders from the ground. 
  • Weaver of Magic:  Wear the Mantle, a magical cloak that channels raw magic into raging flame, chilling ice, and telekinetic force. Combine your growing array of powers with enchanted weapons and armor crafted from slain enemies to create a custom look and style. Block incoming attacks with a wall of magical ice, lash out waves of flame from a massive two-handed blade or turn a dragon’s fiery breath against ice-covered minions. 
  • Stand Against Giants: Face gigantic adversaries and defeat them through a mix of sword, spell, and mobility. Leap onto and climb their massive forms to attack from different angles. Shatter armor or slice at weak spots to diminish their protection. Use ice to pin limbs of a towering foe, arcane flames to burn their fur, or catch lobbed projectiles and turn their attacks back upon them in battles that will leave scars upon the land.
  • Unstable Climate to Master: Enhance the effectiveness of your ice abilities during a flash freeze to open up new paths. Use a heatwave to start a wildfire and watch it spread towards enemies as it consumes the tinder-dry trees and grass around it.
  • A World Rich with Secrets: Explore the wilds, the capital city of Dynevron, and the secrets beneath as every surface is climbable. Magical abilities can create bridges, burn barriers, or launch Brynn across the world. The next-generation physics system encourages and rewards player creativity in exploration as much as combat. As the Enclave’s secrets unfold, return to base camp to consult with a rich cast of characters. Each are keen to discover the mysteries of what happened to this lost bastion of power and knowledge.

Eternal Strands is set to launch on PC (Steam), Xbox Series X|S, and PS5 in 2025.

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