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Lords of the Fallen Showcases Lantern Light, Brutal Fights in New Story Trailer

A screenshot of the Dark Crusader from Lords of the Fallen looking out over a broken valley dappled in the red and gold hues of sunset.

During the opening night of Gamescom 2023, CI Games and Hexworks released a new trailer for their upcoming dark fantasy action RPG Lords of the Fallen. The trailer showcases a brutalised and grim world overrun by a demonic god-tyrant known as Adyr, replete with violence, flame, and radiance. Check out the trailer below!

Lords of the Fallen – Official Story Trailer (Extended Version)

As seen above, the trailer emphasizes the role that players will take in Lords of the Fallen, that of a Dark Crusader hellbent on a holy quest to defeat Adyr and wrest him from his throne. In that quest, players will explore the vast setting of Mournstead juxtaposed between two dual and interconnected worlds, that of Axiom and Umbral.

Players can use an ensorcelled lantern that opens a gateway from Axiom (the world of the living) to Umbral (the world of the dead) at any point, revealing new pathways, items, and enemies to contend against. If players die within Lords of the Fallen, they will also shunt to Umbral, giving them a second chance against whatever enemy felled them, as the forces of that realm slowly waken and seek to eliminate them—like antibodies to infection. For a further synopsis of the game’s features and story, read below:

  • Embark upon two vast, parallel worlds – that of the living… and the dead
  • Master a fast, fluid and challenging combat system
  • Overcome epic and colossal boss battles
  • Wield devastating magic attacks and character buffs
  • Invite a second player to join your campaign in uninterrupted, online multiplayer
  • Encounter a wide array of characters, eager to offer a dubious hand…
  • Fully customise your own unique character
  • Choose from 9 starting character classes, including Knight, Rogue and Fire Apprentice

Lord of the Fallen Screenshots

Lords of the Fallen looks to be a true current-generation title, acting as a sequel to its same-named predecessor, while staying in the vein of the gothic aesthetic beloved by such titles as last year’s Elden Ring. It’s fascinating to me to see this IP return, and I find myself drawn to some of the ideas it promises within its playtime alongside a seemingly robust combat system and online experience.

Lords of the Fallen is set to launch on October 13th, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Pre-orders are available now via their official website.

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Trent Argirov

Trent Argirov

Trent is a news editor for RPGFan. If not writing news or lending a voice to the odd podcast, he can be seen, in the Australian wild, drinking copious amounts of iced coffee, working on various manuscripts, and keeping the occasional wandering cat company. His video game backlog stretches far and wide, and sources swear he's slowly working on it, one day at a time.

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