Gods and Monsters now called Immortals Fenyx Rising? Everything to know about Ubisoft's mythological adventure

Image Credit: Ubisoft

At E3 2019 Ubisoft announced a new role-playing game, which was originally called Gods and Monsters. 

But since then, the game has been renamed – something which had been rumored for a while. Originally spotted by Gematsu, The Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee had rated a game, by Ubisoft, called Immortals: Fenyx Rising. And because Ubisoft hasn’t announced a game with that title, it’s looking highly likely that’s what Gods and Monsters has been named. 

If you've had your fill of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, then this may fill that mythical RPG gap in your life.

Find the first trailer for Gods and Monsters/Immortals: Fenyx Rising embedded below. It's very much just a canned CGI reveal at this point, but it gives a good indication of what to expect from the game's style and setting:

Gods and Monsters release date and gameplay

In development from the team behind Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, it looks very much like a cross between that game and the last big Zelda adventure, tied together by the thread of classical Greek myths.

Set on the 'Island of the Blessed', you'll take on the role of a customisable central character in a large open world. You'll swing a sword, shoot a bow and arrow, use telekinetic powers and float from high spots using a bird power. You've even got a stamina meter. Yep, Ubisoft has been paying very close attention to the recent adventures of Nintendo's green-hooded hero.

Image credit: Ubisoft

Image credit: Ubisoft

And that goes right down to the art style. From flying harpies to what appears to be Mount Olympus itself, it's a beautiful, Pixar-like style.

Originally scheduled for February 2020, we're still expecting the new game to hit this year but it's going to be later than planned. 

The game had previously been shown off behind closed doors at E3 2019, and some lucky guests have seen a development version of the game running on Google Stadia, so expect to see it land there, too, as well as on Ubisoft's freshly-announced UPlay Plus streaming service.

Gerald Lynch

Gerald is Editor-in-Chief of iMore.com. Previously he was the Executive Editor for TechRadar, taking care of the site's home cinema, gaming, smart home, entertainment and audio output. He loves gaming, but don't expect him to play with you unless your console is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system. Before TechRadar, Gerald was Editor of Gizmodo UK. He is also the author of 'Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future', published by Aurum Press.