Everything we know about The Lords of the Fallen sequel: Platforms, trailer, more

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A new The Lords of the Fallen game was announced at Gamescom 2022, here’s everything we know about the sequel/reboot so far.

The original Lords of the Fallen was a Souls-like game released in 2014. Players controlled Harkyn as he tried to stop demonic forces as they invaded the world. Now, a second game in the franchise has been announced and will also be titled, Lords of the Fallen. While styled as a reboot, the game is a sequel to the original in terms of story and will be set over one thousand years after the original game.

The series takes inspiration from FromSoftware’s games and plays a lot like Elden Ring, Dark Souls, and Demon’s Souls. Like the Souls series, the game features tactical combat, various class options, and nonlinear gameplay. Players also lose progress when they die, but have the chance to retrieve their lost experience.

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The cinematic trailer sees the protagonist killed in combat, only to resurrect and try again.

Does The Lords of the Fallen have a release date?

No, there’s no release date or release window for The Lords of the Fallen as of yet. However, the game is slated for some time in 2023.

What platforms will The Lords of the Fallen be on?

The Lords of The Fallen will release on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC.

Trailers

Narrated by Stranger Things star Joseph Quinn, The reveal trailer was shown at Gamescom 2022. The cinematic trailer showed no new gameplay but it did confirm that we should all prepare to die – a lot.

The trailer was also accompanied by Danzing’s popular rock ballad Mother:

Showcasing a medieval-style knight as they battle through a horde of ghouls and a three-headed dragon, the trailer draws a lot of comparisons to games like Elden Ring.

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CI Games promised an open world five times larger than the original 2014 game. The sequel also includes an uninterrupted online-co op mode.

Gameplay and plot

The Lords of the Fallen sequel/reboot looks much darker than the original, with a tone similar to Dark Souls 3. The original game also played a lot like a Dark Souls game. However, The Lords of the Fallen (2) will be more like Elden Ring in terms of design, featuring an open world and much more freedom than the relatively linear original.

The devs released some fresh screenshots on Twitter revealing some more of the gameplay with a focus on the size of the world:

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There have been no details on the game’s story as of yet, but it will likely involve a quest to locate some dark artifact or location as a cure for some past misdeed. There’s also been no word on if Harkyn, the original protagonist, will return in the new game.

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