Rise From the Ashes: Lords of the Fallen Sequel Confirmed, Epic Games Store Exclusive on PC

Fans of the brutal Soulslike action RPG, Lords of the Fallen, rejoice! CI Games, the game’s publisher, has officially announced a sequel. Scheduled for a 2026 release, the yet-to-be-named title (codenamed “Project 3”) will challenge players on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. However, PC gamers will need to sharpen their virtual blades on a specific platform – the Epic Games Store.

This news comes alongside a deal struck between CI Games and Epic Games. The agreement grants Epic exclusive distribution rights for the PC version of the sequel, essentially making it an Epic Games Store exclusive. This exclusivity applies throughout the game’s “entire product life cycle,” hinting at a permanent arrangement. While some PC players might groan at this news, CI Games retains complete ownership of the Lords of the Fallen intellectual property (IP). They will also handle publishing duties for the console versions.

The upcoming sequel builds upon the foundation laid by the 2023 reboot of Lords of the Fallen. That title, powered by Unreal Engine 4, delivered a challenging and atmospheric dark fantasy experience.  While details on Project 3 are scarce, the use of “Project 3” in the announcement suggests it might be the third game in the series lore-wise. This has led some to speculate it could be a direct sequel taking place after the events of the previous title.

The 2026 release date gives CI Games ample time to craft a worthy successor. With the power of Unreal Engine 5 at their disposal, players can expect stunning visuals, immersive environments, and brutal combat encounters that defined the Lords of the Fallen experience. Whether Project 3 builds upon the existing lore or ventures into new narrative territory remains to be seen, but one thing is certain – the wait will be long, but hopefully worth it for fans of the series.

The PC exclusivity deal with Epic Games is sure to spark debate amongst PC gamers. While some may welcome the potential financial backing Epic might offer, others might be disappointed at having to download a separate launcher just for one title. It’s important to note that CI Games retains ownership of the IP, leaving the possibility of the game appearing on other PC storefronts after a period of exclusivity.

With two years to go until its release, Project 3 has a lot of room to grow. Whether it becomes a worthy successor to the 2023 reboot hinges on the execution. However, the potential for a visually stunning and punishing Soulslike experience built with the power of Unreal Engine 5 is certainly exciting. Here’s hoping CI Games uses the extra development time to deliver a title that surpasses its predecessor, leaving players eager to delve back into the unforgiving world of Lords of the Fallen, regardless of the platform they choose.

Chelsea Bonner

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