Ecumene Aztec, a new survival action RPG just announced, will put players in the role of Aztec warriors during the Spanish invasion of Central America in the 16th century. The gameplay is very similar to the original game in the Assassin’s Creed series, and it looks like an exciting new entry for anyone looking for a good stealth game.
Ecumene Aztec is being developed by Giantscraft, and it appears to be the first game developed by the indie studio. From a gameplay standpoint, the game is clearly heavily inspired by the first Assassin’s Creed game in the series. Central America in Area 16 is where Assassin’s Creed fans have never been, so it might be the perfect location for a new game that seems to be heavily inspired by the series.
In the upcoming Ecumene Aztec, players will defend the lands of the Aztecs against the Spanish Conquistadors. The trailer shows off some gameplay, which mixes Assassin’s Creed-style stealth and action segments with some survival elements. The main character can climb walls, stealthily kill enemies, create traps to make opponents invisible, or gather ingredients in the jungle. Gameplay looks a bit rough at the moment, but the title is still in development, so both the graphics and controls should improve over time. Also, it’s an indie game, not a full-fledged AAA title, which is something to consider when lowering people’s expectations.
According to the developers, players can choose between three different classes when playing : Jaguar, Snake or Eagle. Each has a different skill tree and focuses on a different type of gameplay. Additionally, gamers can explore forests, temples, and dense Mesoamerican cities while hunting down Spanish invaders to kill. They may also donate blood to the gods to enhance their character. The game is set to release on Steam in 2024 and is still in the early stages of development.
While fans wait for the release of Ecumene Aztec, they can play Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which comes out on October 12. AC Mirage is expected to return to the series’ roots, starring in scenes from the series’ first game. Based on the details revealed so far, the game will offer a more focused experience, rather than the sprawling open-world RPG of the first three mainline games, with a focus on stealth again.
Ecumenic Aztec will be released on PC in 2024.