Hexworks reveals 'Dual Worlds' gameplay showcase for Lords of the Fallen

During the Future Games Show Summer Showcase 2023, CI Games and Hexworks revealed a 'Dual Worlds' gameplay showcase for Lords of the Fallen, showing how players will simultaneously explore two different environments in the action RPG.

The footage and a description can be found below, via Hexworks.

Lords of the Fallen is set to release on October 13 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam). For more information on the game, including various pre-order bonuses and special editions, check out the release date announcement from May 2023.

Hexworks, a CI Games studio, are granting fans their closest look yet at the vast and treacherous worlds of its upcoming, dark-fantasy action-RPG, Lords of the Fallen, with a spectacular new gameplay showcase video. Built in Unreal Engine 5, the highly anticipated title launches Friday 13th October, and is available to pre-order now on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Focusing on one of the title’s most anticipated mechanics, the feature provides all-new details, alongside never-before-seen gameplay, on how the dual worlds of Lords of the Fallen function. Players will need to explore not one, but two expansive environments when adventuring through the savage lands of Mournstead; Axiom, the realm of the living, and Umbral, the realm of the dead.

Coexisting like two sides of the same coin, these parallel worlds each feature their own unique pathways, enemies, characters, and, of course, treasures. And while it is often down to the player which realm they journey through, they will regularly need to switch from one to the other in order to progress.

In addition, the video also provided brand new details on three of its numerous brutal bosses, as well as shedding new light on an integral gameplay ability - the soul flay - which not only allows players to interact with the soul of their enemy, but also manipulate elements of the environment for some puzzle based exploration.

Saul Gascon, Hexworks’ Head of Studio said: "By enabling players to use the Umbral Lamp and switch between two distinct parallel worlds at will, we have been able to introduce entirely new levels of immersion to the action-RPG genre. We believe that this addition brings a refreshing, albeit often eerie, twist to its well-established mechanics, such as a revitalised death run, double-layered environmental storytelling, and, of course, a tactical impact in combat. We are eagerly anticipating how players will face this all-new challenge when it arrives this October!”

Prepare to ‘unleash the darkness’ on Friday 13th October, when Lords of the Fallen launches on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.