Throughout Gamescom Opening Night time Dwell, CI Video games’ Soulslike sequel Lord of the Fallen 2 lastly reemerged with a cinematic trailer narrated by Stranger Issues’ Joseph Quinn. It confirms that the sport is now referred to as The Lords of the Fallen and is in lively improvement for PC, PS5, and Xbox Sequence X/S.
Whereas the trailer doesn’t present any gameplay, a press launch offers extra context for what gamers can count on from this Soulslike RPG. The Lords of the Fallen is ready 1,000 years after its 2014 predecessor and can have gamers exploring the realms of the dwelling and the useless, finishing quests for NPCs and slaying robust enemies alongside the method. This sport’s world is 5 occasions bigger than that of the unique Lords of the Fallen, it options on-line co-op, and all the pieces is being enabled by Unreal Engine 5.
Though The Lords of the Fallen appears like a promising Soulslike RPG by itself, the most attention-grabbing factor about this sport is its journey to launch. Builders CI Video games and Deck13 launched the unique Lords of the Fallen in 2014 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Whereas opinions for it have been middling, a sequel was introduced quickly after with a 2017 launch window, though Deck 13 was not concerned. Its improvement was rife with points, and CI Video games made little progress internally earlier than the group was considerably downsized. In 2018, CI Video games introduced a partnership with a developer referred to as Defiant Studios to complete the sport. Sadly, that collaboration ended a 12 months later, and Lord of the Fallen 2 fell again into improvement limbo.
After that, improvement moved to Hexworks, an inner improvement group of over 75 folks at CI Video games. It has reinvented this challenge as The Lords of the Fallen, extra of a successor than a direct sequel, and that’s the model of the sport we’ll get if all goes nicely. That’s definitely a far more sophisticated improvement course of than you’d count on from a sequel to a mediocre Soulslike from the mid-2010s, and it’s what makes it one of the extra thrilling bulletins from Gamescom Opening Night time Dwell.
Whereas CI Video games beforehand recommended that this sport will come out in 2023, no launch window accompanied this announcement. We do know The Lords of the Fallen can be accessible for PC, PS5, and Xbox Sequence X/S if it lastly launches, although.