Today developer Hexworks was in attendance at GDC to showcase the visuals and technology used for its dark-fantasy action-RPG Lords of the Fallen.
The game uses Unreal Engine 5 and the video showcases Skyrest Bridge, one of the early locations in the story. We start with taking a look at character customization and armor that adapts to the body seamlessly to provide more freedom in crafting our ideal dark hero.
We also see the effect of the Lumen global illumination tech and the super-detailed textures that don't lose definition when you get really close with the camera.
Perhaps the most impressive feature is the ability to seamlessly travel between two words, Axiom, the realm of the living, and Umbral, the realm of the dead. The difference is certainly striking and you can check out what I mean in the trailer below.
Smaller but slightly peculiar news is the fact that the "The" in the previous title "The Lords of the Fallen" has been removed from all the marketing, and now the game is titled exactly like its predecessor. As far as I could gather, the change has not been explained for the moment. Of course, it's not the end of the world, albeit it is slightly confusing.
Lords of the Fallen is coming in 2023 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.
In case you're unfamiliar with the game, it was originally announced as Lords of the Fallen 2 and it's the follow-up to the 2014 Lords of the Fallen developed by CI Games and Deck13. Development was then shifted to Hexworks promising big changes, while also losing the "2" in the title and acquiring the "The" which was removed with today's reveal.