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Road to Elysium leads to The Talos Principle 2 DLC on June 14th

Road to Elysium leads to The Talos Principle 2 DLC on June 14th
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Three-part coda to Croteam's acclaimed existential puzzler unveiled for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

For fans of Croteam's brillant existential puzzler The Talos Principle 2, there's good news and better news today. The good news is, a three-part DLC expansion has just been revealed, called Road to Elysium. The better news is, it's coming soon. REALLY soon!

Requiring the base game to play, Road to Elysium serves as a coda to The Talos Principle 2, providing players with "a new perspective on some of the key moments from 1K's journey." The game is split into three distinct, self-contained stories, each with its own characters, settings and puzzles:

"Orpheus Ascending" is an opportunity to "explore the philosophy of love, death and resurrection through the story of Hypatia and Sarabhai." The latter is damaged, so players take control of 1K in order to "enter Sarabhai's mind and retrieve the shattered fragments of her personality, finally giving her a second chance at life." The setting imagined by Sarabhai's subconscious is a stunning one inspired by ancient Egypt, where you'll find the "classic laser mechanics of the series are pushed to the limit in unexpected ways." You'll need to "solve puzzles unconventionally and reconsider everything you know about laser mechanics" if you're to finally right an old wrong by giving "a happy ending to a tragic story from the world of The Talos Principle 2."

"Isle of the Blessed" provides a chance to reunite with old friends, slow down and "heal old wounds and look forward to the future." Yaqut visits a gorgeous Caribbean island with Cornelius and Athena in the hopes of demonstrating impressive problem-solving skills to Miranda. This challenge will introduce a "wide variety of never-before-seen puzzles using familiar tools, culminating in the Hexahedron, a large continuous puzzle cluster set in a mysterious crooked tower." Players can expect "medium-difficulty puzzles" along the way, but it's meant to be played at a relaxed pace as you "take a load off and explore the island's beautiful beaches and its tropical forest." 

"Into the Abyss" promises a "trippy journey through a glitchy dream world full of extremely difficult puzzles that will make your head spin." Across a series of floating islands, you will seek to discover what became of Byron after he got "trapped in the Megastructure." As you "follow Byron's journey into the heart of Athena's nightmares," you will "meet the original Elohim, hear Athena's darkest thoughts, and confront your own failures." And fail you probably will, time and time again before finally conquering this world's "nightmare difficulty." 

With this much jaw-dropping puzzling goodness to look forward to, you might think we'd have a long time to wait, but Road to Elysium is due to launch on June 14th on Steam for Windows PC, along with console versions for PlayStation and Xbox platforms. Which doesn't leave much time to catch up if you haven't yet played The Talos Principle 2!


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