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Lords Of The Fallen Is Getting A Sequel And It’ll Be An Epic Exclusive On PC

Blowing off Steam.

CI Games has officially announced a sequel to its 2023 action RPG, Lords of the Fallen, which was a spiritual successor to 2014’s Lords of the Fallen. Hopefully this next one won’t also be called that.

The announcement comes via a release describing binding terms where CI Games has entered into an agreement with Epic to exclusively distribute the PC version of the game on the Epic Games Store, meaning players on Steam and other digital PC storefronts will have to get the game through Epic instead or miss out.

The release also confirms that the game will be coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S, with publishing and distribution on those platforms remaining with CI Games, and that the sequel is expected to launch in 2026. There doesn’t seem to be any confirmation yet on the developer of the new title, with last year’s game coming from CI’s own Hexworks.

Harry gave the 2023 Lords of the Fallen a fairly meek 6/10 in his review, saying “While this iteration of Lords of the Fallen sheds many of the flaws that plagued its predecessor, it also brings its own baggage. Excellent systems related to the dual realms of Axiom and Umbral alongside fantastic art direction are held back by middling combat and uneventful boss encounters. There are some definite highlights in Lords of the Fallen, but it struggles in the areas that matter most.”

The news of Epic Games Store exclusivity comes hot on the heels of the EGS backend being exposed by a new databasing website, which ended up revealing a handful of unannounced games including what appeared to be the long-rumoured Final Fantasy IX remake project. Epic has since plugged its hole, short of confirming that the leaked materials were valid, but it’s given FF9 fans a fervent new hope for the game’s return in some form.