Square Enix announced today a new game in collaboration with PlatinumGames called Babylon’s Fall. The brief trailer doesn’t show us much aside from a fantasy setting with some significant history in its backstory. The game is set to launch in 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Steam.
The trailer begins with a location called the Helos Empire in CE 5000, with an event known as the “discovery of the Oversoul.” This sets into motion a chain events over the next 100 years that get downright apocalyptic, leading to the terrifyingly named Soul Riots, then leading into a world war. An increasingly complicated array of bad stuff happens until we reach CE 5475, with an “awakening.”
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Here’s where the Nomads are born, and it appears that this is the starting point for Babylon’s Fall. We see an armoured human-like figure firing out magic tendrils at something much larger, which appears to be an animated suit of armour. (The face looks a bit like a divine design from Bayonetta, for whatever it’s worth.) Those tendrils grab a sword out of the armour’s hand and swing it back at the construct.
You can check out a trailer below:
It’s all CG, so there’s little gameplay detail to glean outside of some magical attacks and a likely focus on combat – natural for a Platinum Games title – but with the game set to launch next year we’ll hopefully see more soon.