Saturday, October 1

Gamescom 2022: watch the trailer for The Lords of the Fallen | Digital Trends Spanish

During Gamescom opening night live, CI Games’ Soulslike sequel, Lord of the Fallen 2eventually resurfaced with a cinematic trailer narrated by Joseph Quinn from stranger things. Confirm that the game is now called The Lords of the Fallen and is in active development for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

The Lords of the Fallen – Announcement Trailer | Wishlist on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S #DareToHope

While the trailer doesn’t show off any gameplay, a press release gives more context on what players can expect from this Souls-like RPG. The Lords of the Fallen It is set 1,000 years after its 2014 predecessor and will have players exploring the realms of the living and the dead, completing quests for NPCs and killing tough enemies along the way. The world of this game is five times the size of the original Lords of the Fallen, it features online co-op, and it’s all being enabled by Unreal Engine 5.

Though The Lords of the Fallen It looks like a promising RPG Soulslike on its own, the most interesting thing about this game is its journey to release it. Developers CI Games and Deck13 released the Lords of the Fallen original in 2014 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. While reviews for it were lackluster, a sequel was announced soon after. with a 2017 release window, although Deck 13 was not involved. Its development was plagued with problems, and CI Games made little internal progress before the team significantly reduce. In 2018, CI Games announced a partnership with a developer called Defiant Studios to finish the game. Unfortunately, that collaboration ended a year later, and Lord of the Fallen 2 fell back into the limbo of development.

After that, development moved to Hexworks, an internal development team of over 75 people at CI Games. He’s reimagined this project as The Lords of the Fallen, more of a successor than a direct sequel, and that’s the version of the game we’ll get if all goes well. That’s certainly a much more involved development process than you’d expect from a mid-2010s mid-2010s sequel to a lackluster Soulslike, and it’s what makes it one of Gamescom Opening Night Live’s most exciting announcements.

While CI Games previously suggested that this game will be out in 2023, no release window accompanied this announcement. However, we know that The Lords of the Fallen it will be available for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S if it is ever released.

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