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Lords of the Fallen once again channels the spirit of Dark Souls

Challenge accepted?

Bandai Namco has released a new video for upcoming PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game Lords of the Fallen - and once again it reminds us of rock hard action role-playing game Dark Souls.

The video, below, is simply called "Challenge", and depicts the Champion Lord enemy. "Where other Lords would respectfully circle around their opponent, the easily enraged Champion will charge right into the fray with his pure brute force," Bandai Namco said, describing the monster.

"He always likes to get his hands dirty, so his weapons of choice need to be close to his body, allowing him to smell the blood of his victims. Of course, at close range, his boiling bloodlust and reckless charges don't leave him much in terms of defense, but who would stand against a hulking brute like him? You?"

Lords of the Fallen is co-developed by CI Games (Sniper: Ghost Warrior), headquartered in Poland, and Deck 13 located in Germany. It's been in development since September 2011.

The game follows anti-hero Harkyn as he tries to prevent the Fallen God from returning to the world. Leading the evil army are Lords, the game's bosses, and ridding the world of them is your mission (hence the name Lords of the Fallen).

It's coming out this autumn and it's most simply described as a next-gen Dark Souls, although there are elements that rekindle memories of the Darksiders series. Executive producer Tomasz Gop has said Lords of the Fallen is "faster and more arcade" than From Software's seminal Souls series.

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