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Chronos: Before the Ashes is the prequel to Remnant: From the Ashes

Old times.

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 a young hero who tries to save his home from an ancient evil. It's set in a labyrinth, with "unforgiving and brutal" combat. There's an interesting ageing mechanic: when you die, you have to wait a year to return to the labyrinth, which means you can try again but one year older. According to the official blurb: "When you start your journey, it's still easy to get stronger and quicker, but the older you get, the more important your wisdom about the arcane powers will become."

Cover image for YouTube videoChronos: Before the Ashes - Announcement Trailer

If this sounds familiar, it may be because Chronos: Before the Ashes is based on Gunfire's VR-exclusive Chronos. But it's been overhauled to work without VR, and is set to launch on 1st December 2020 on PC, Stadia, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.