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There’s some pretty neat stuff on the tech side, such as the way armor sets adapt to the player’s slider-based body type, and how the game seamlessly swaps between its two parallel worlds. But alongside all of that, the name has changed to the same one the original game used almost a decade ago. With that much distance between the two, it likely doesn’t matter that the two games share a title.


The initial title difference felt evocative of the recent Suicide Squad and The Suicide Squad movies, so perhaps more companies are getting comfortable with dropping typical naming conventions for a sequel that makes a hard divide between games with a number or subtitle. The 2018 God of War and 2013 Tomb Raider turned out okay and didn’t deal with too many branding problems. Normally this kind of reverting back to the original name works as signifying something as a reboot, and maybe with that much distance between the original, Lords of the Fallen (2023) slots into that territory, even though its first name didn’t really convey that it was part of a series.

Lords of the Fallen is set to come to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S in 2023.