Still Running and Merge Games have announced a Morbid: The Seven Acolytes sequel. Morbid: The Lords of Ire is a fully 3D followup to the top-down original, and it's slated to arrive on PC via Steam sometime this year, although we don't have a more specific release date yet.
Developer Still Running describes Morbid: The Lords of Ire as "another bloody disgusting take on the Soulslike genre". As you've probably figured out, your task is to take down the titular Lords of Ire, who reside across five "disgusting horrorpunk realms". Disgust is a common theme in the game, it seems. You can check out the Morbid: The Lords of Ire announcement trailer here.
As well as its new 3D perspective, The Lords of Ire will apparently boast revamped gear, blessings, and progression and upgrade systems. The first game's sanity meter will also return, although it'll be expanded; your choices will have an impact on the world around you, changing how enemies react and also granting different perks.
In addition to the five Lords of Ire themselves, this Morbid sequel will also offer you the chance to take down "additional formidable foes", many of whom will be optional. Each of the five main realms in the game will contain a range of sidequests and secrets that you'll be able to discover as well. If you still haven't had your fill of 3D Soulslikes, then Morbid: The Lords of Ire looks like it should be on your wishlist.
The game was announced as part of a push on the part of Maximum Games' parent Zordix to consolidate its publishing endeavors. The newly-created Maximum Entertainment is a "strategically realigned global company" that contains "differentiated inhouse publishers", one of which is Morbid publisher Merge Games, as well as a brand new development division called Modus Studios.
Other projects in the works at Maximum Entertainment, alongside The Lords of Ire, include Maximum Football, zombie shooter Projekt Z, and a brand new IP, the latter of which is being developed alongside writer Brandon Tyler Webb.
You can wishlist Morbid: The Lords of Ire right here via Steam. TechRaptor's reviewer thought that Morbid: The Seven Acolytes was pretty solid despite some design flaws, so hopefully The Lords of Ire can fix some of those flaws. It's slated to arrive on PC sometime this year.