THQ Nordic has announced a prequel to Remnant: From the Ashes titled Chronos: Before the Ashes.
It’s from Gunfire Games, the same studio behind Remnant: From the Ashes and Darksiders 3.
In Chronos you play as a young hero who tries to save his home from an ancient evil. It is in a maze of “unforgiving and brutal” battles. There is an interesting aging mechanic: if you die you have to wait a year to get back to the maze, which means you can try again but a year older. According to the official blurb, “When you start your journey it is still easy to get stronger and faster, but the older you get, the more important your wisdom about the arcane forces becomes.”
If this sounds familiar, it could be because Chronos: Before the Ashes is based on Gunfire’s VR-exclusive Chronos. However, it has been redesigned to work without VR and is slated to be released on December 1, 2020 on PC, Stadia, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.