Square Enix E3 2018: Babylon's Fall

06/11/2018 - 14:23 | By: Robert Grosso

Square Enix's E3 presentation showed off a lovely new teaser trailer for the upcoming Babylon's Fall by Platinum Games, the developers behind the Bayonetta series.

The CG trailer showcases little in terms of gameplay, but we do see what appears to be a mix of in-game history and illustrations to help flesh out the world lore. Included in it are dates using the "CE" denotation for historical references, and counting all the way to the year 5450, which is marked as the day of judgement and punishment for whomever lives in this world. The tail-end of the trailer did show two figures, clad in heavy armor, with one about to give the death blow to the other.

This is cut short by the second knight using some form of energy to not only grab the armored opponents sword (and arm in the process), but slice him in half.



The name of the game, of course, is a reference to the biblical story of the fall of Babylon. Whether or not the game actually follows biblical history is of course unknown at this time, but what is clear is the game is leaning heavily on religious references and iconography, creating what seems to be a sort of apocalyptic scenario in a fantasy setting similar to the Souls series.

Platinum Games is known for their fun, stylized games, and Babylon's Fall is certainly in that same vein.  No official release date was given, just a promise for 2019. The game will also be coming only to the PlayStation 4 and the PC via Steam at this time.

What are your thoughts on Babylon's Fall? Interested in finding out more? Leave your comments below and if you want to know more about this and other announcements happening at E3 then be sure to check out our E3 2018 Coverage Hub.

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