Having cut their teeth as an independent studio with the 2014 Shadowgate remake, now Zojoi has set its sights on an all-new project in the form of Argonus and the Gods of Stone, an "epic first-person adventure" that promises to bring "the gods, monsters and heroes of Greek mythology to life."
Players will step into the sandals of the eponymous Argonus, a "cartographer and historian, who has been washed up and stranded on a mysterious island within the vast expanse of the Aegean Sea." With the famed ship Argo now destroyed and no sign of his compatriots, "Argonus must not only discover the fate of the storied Argonauts but find an escape from the cursed isle as well." Even with a guardian goddess to lead him, this won't be an easy quest for Argonus, as the journey promises to be "filled with mystery and peril as he risks succumbing to an evil that threatens to bring his world to ruin."
Argonus and the Gods of Stone shares surprisingly little in common with its (unrelated) predecessor, from the free-roaming controls to its decidedly non-dungeony "3D Greek island filled with gods and monsters," some of whom can be glimpsed in the first trailer released. The game has been "designed as a love-letter to the iconic Ray Harryhausen fantasy films of yesteryear," in which "players unlock legendary mysteries, come face-to-face with fabled creatures and barter with ancient gods," as well as solve a variety of puzzles along the way.
There is no firm launch date just yet, but Argonus and the Gods of Stone should be arriving on Steam for PC sometime this summer, along with additional DLC including a walk-through audiobook, soundtrack, and a digital compendium of concept art.