Lords of the Fallen: Gameplay video showcases PS4 hardcore action-RPG

Lords of the Fallen, an action-RPG coming to PlayStation 4 from Polish studio CI Games and Deck 13, has been flying under the radar since its announcement last summer, with little in the way of gameplay footage to demonstrate what the developer likens to Dark Souls with a deeper story and more interesting world.

But no more! In this gameplay walkthrough, executive producer Tomasz Gop (producer on The Witcher 2) shows epics fights in the game’s first area. Combat looks heavy-hitting and visceral, and the game’s pacing and combat tactics certainly call to mind Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls.

Later, on Twitter, the official game account reacted to viewer comments that this video makes the game look easy:

Beyond this video, we know that the game’s main character, Harkyn, will start the game with three character classes available. You can use nine weapon types in any character class you like, and the currently equipped weapon type will noticeably change more than damage numbers and attack archetype. As Gop told VG247, attack speed, reach, and other variables are affected, but animations, combos, and Harkyn’s stability will also change, which could yield surprising payoff for unconventional setups.

The game’s announcement press release describes the story as such:

"Set in a richly created fantasy world where the Gods have failed mankind, players will take on the role of a human named Harkyn who sets out on a quest to stand against an apparently unstoppable supernatural force. Players travel across a world that is deeply dived by those that follow and others that resist, the Fallen God. Along their journey they will be faced with a series of decisions that will alter both the world and their character thus dramatically impacting the storyline."

Lords of the Fallen will release on PS4 this fall.