Immortals of Aveum Announced at The Game Awards 2022

Ascendant Studios' first project, Immortals of Aveum, is said to be an upcoming single-player, first-person magic shooter.
Ascendant Studios' first project, Immortals of Aveum, is said to be an upcoming single-player, first-person magic shooter. / Ascendant Studios

Immortals of Aveum is an upcoming single-player, first-person magic shooter built on Unreal Engine 5 coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC (via Steam, Epic Games Store and EA app) in 2023.

The Game Awards 2022 announcement was made complete with a one-minute reveal trailer showing off sights and sounds from the studio's debut title.

As perhaps showcased in the trailer, Immortals of Aveum is set to be the first title from Ascendant Studios, which was founded by former Call of Duty and Dead Space creative director Bret Robbins. Immortals of Aveum is being released in partnership EA Originals. The team at Ascendant is also said to be made up of talent who have led projects including Dead Space, Call of Duty, Halo and Bioshock.

"I founded Ascendant Studios to make original and epic games," Robbins said in a blog post, "and here we are, four years later, about to finish our first one. What started as a crazy, exciting idea has grown into a crazy, exciting triple-A game. I chose EA as our publishing partner because we know they’ll help Immortals of Aveum reach the biggest audience possible. I’m thrilled to have the expertise and resources of EA backing us and I can’t wait for everyone to play!"

The game itself, which hopes to deliver a "genre-defining visceral cinematic campaign experience," is said to be set in an original fantasy universe called Aveum, where the world is "engulfed in magic, rife with conflict and on the verge of oblivion." In the universe of Aveum, those that can wield magic use the game's unique weapon, sigils, to focus the power within them, making them more effective and deadly in combat.