Babylon's Fall Is The Next Game From Nier Developer Platinum Games

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Platinum Games has a new project. During their E3 2018 press conference today, Square Enix announced Babylon’s Fall. The reveal trailer dropped heavy lore for the setting and showed off some dark fantasy action.

The teaser trailer didn’t reveal much about Babylon’s Fall, but eagle-eyed viewers can decipher a world history where the discovery of something called the Oversoul led to an age of prosperity followed by intense world wars. The end of the trailer mentions an event called the Awakening, when “nomads” were born and led humanity in a fight against evil.

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If that sounds like a lot of jargon, it is and the trailer didn’t really explain much else. It did end with two huge knights battling though, hinting at some of the Platinum Games action we all love. Babylon’s Fall will release in 2019 for the Playstation 4 and PC.

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DISCUSSION

Not a fan of trying to shove world building down peoples throat before you explain why we should be at all interested in this world to begin with, but I guess everything has to have “lore” nowadays...

That aside, that last scene kinda reminded me of Miyazaki talking about how he wanted to combine mechanics from Dark Souls and Armored Core to create something like Escaflowne, which I’ll be all over if it’s ever made. Completely unrelated, I know, but that’s the feeling I got for some reason, color me interested for more.

Plus it’s a Platinum game, so you know it’s going to at least be fun, here’s hoping it is up to par with Nier Automata!