City Interactive Announces Next-Gen RPG Lords Of The Fallen
Today City Interactive announced a new third-person action/RPG set in a fantasy world that pits man versus god.
Tomasz Gop is the executive producer of Lords of the Fallen, and was the former senior producer of The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. Gameplay-wise, the two IPs sound similar; CI describes Lords of the Fallen as a "hardcore action-RPG featuring an advanced combat systems and robust class skill trees," where players make decisions that "alter both the world and their character thus dramatically impacting the storyline." The combat and story of The Witcher 2 were both excellent, so we won't complain if Lords of the Fallen features likeminded design elements.
Lords of the Fallen is set in a medieval fantasy world plagued by a supernatural being called the Fallen God. The world's inhabitants are divided into supporters and detractors of the Fallen God; the game's human protagonist, Harkyn, falls into the latter category. On his Linked In profile, Gop highlights "fighting against the formidable Lords and Generals that command [the Fallen God's] demonic army" as a key feature.
Lords of the Fallen is being developed for next-gen consoles and PC and is currently slated for a 2014 release. Apparently the game is coming along nicely, as CI will be showing off a live gameplay demo of Lords of the Fallen at next month's E3 press conference.
In the meantime, all we have to go on is the above concept art. Click on the image for a more detailed version, or head to page two for the full press release.
WARSAW, POLAND - May 16, 2013 - CI Games, a fast-growing international publisher and developer of interactive entertainment, today officially announced Lords of the Fallen, a challenging fantasy action/role-playing game (RPG). Development of the game is being led by Tomasz Gop, former senior producer of the award-winning The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings. Lords of the Fallen is a demanding and strategic third-person action-RPG experience being created for next generation consoles and PC, coming in 2014.
"Our team is building Lords of the Fallen specifically for players who enjoy taking on huge challenges, where the odds are stacked against them," said Tomasz Gop, executive producer, CI Games. "From the very beginning, Lords of the Fallen will intrigue and satisfy players' hunger to explore each corner of a brand new world, freely customize and build their own character and take down some of the most epic enemies ever seen."
Lords of the Fallen is a hardcore action-RPG featuring an advanced combat systems and robust class skill trees. 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 be presented live at the Electronic Entertainment (E3) Expo in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11-13, 2013.