Lords of the Fallen simply obtained a launch date and a dark gameplay trailer that unashamedly screams Dark Souls DNA. Studio Hexworks has confirmed that the reboot of the eponymous 2014 souls-like title will launch October 13, throughout PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X. Running on Unreal Engine 5, Lords of the Fallen is described as a non secular successor and guarantees an interconnected world that is ‘5 instances bigger’ than the unique sport. It may also be the topic of one of many weirdest renaming in gaming historical past. Initially known as ‘The Lords of the Fallen’ to keep away from a mix-up with the 2014 version, it was once more rebranded earlier this 12 months to drop the ‘The’ from its identify. Understandably, it may be complicated for house owners of the older sport for the reason that writer is similar.
A dramatic opening display screen kickstarts the Lords of the Fallen gameplay trailer, detailing the premise: “Mournstead has fallen. Its great army decimated by the legions of Adyr, the Demon God.” Just like each souls-like sport by FromSoftware, the participant is plunged right into a tarnished world to struggle towards all odds and rebuild misplaced hope and glory within the area. The sport options robust RPG foundations, beginning with a personality builder, adopted by a category choice choice the place you choose from a selection of 9 — ranging between Knight, Rogue, and Fire Apprentice. Of course, the beginning path can steadily evolve into one thing that completely matches your playstyle — through weapon discovery and different levelling choices. There is not a lot info on the latter, for now.
We then see the protagonist The Dark Crusader accepting the supply to thwart Adyr from the unnamed, gold-faced mighty ruler of Mornstead. “The radiance of Mournstead withers,” he says, presenting us with an odd glove, presumably an artefact that grants particular skills. “Adyr’s darkness threatens to desolate our world.” The Lords of the Fallen trailer then turns right into a flashy montage of colossal boss battles, starting from beasts to fiery warriors. There’s even one which’s harking back to Knight Artorias from the Dark Souls DLC, showcasing his acrobatic movesets and spinning bounce assaults.
Using the trusty, blue-tinted lantern, gamers will intermittently journey between two worlds — Axiom the realm of the residing, and Umbral the realm of the useless, each posing distinctive challenges. It’s unclear how this interprets into gameplay, with the sport’s description on Steam stating: “Fall in the world of the living, and rise again… in the world of the dead. You now have one final chance to return to your living state, as all manner of hellish creature descends upon you.” It feels considerably harking back to Demon’s Souls’ whereupon demise, the participant respawns in a spirit-like kind with a decrease HP till they defeat a boss. But the point out of “one final chance” sounds complicated.
The fight introduced within the Lords of the Fallen trailer seems faster-paced and flashier than the FromSoftware’s catalogue of video games — a bit much like Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty however with a degree of heft to our weapons. “Choose from 100s of uniquely brutal weapons, or forgo metal for magic with devastating attacks of the arcane,” the outline reads. The sport additionally comes with help for on-line co-op, however identical to Dark Souls, heroes from different realms can invade and smash your day as effectively.
Lords of the Fallen releases October 13 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X.