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Babylon’s Fall from PlatinumGames is now a live-service game

The game will also now come to PlayStation 5

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Three years after its announcement, Babylon’s Fall got a new trailer and more details than ever before at Square Enix’s E3 2021 presentation on Sunday. Among those details was the fact that the game is being developed and planned as a live-service game, according to developer PlatinumGames.

In a brief developer message after the E3 trailer, members of Babylon’s Fall’s development team explained that the game will receive updates after its release that include new content. According to the game’s YouTube trailer description, this content will include “game modes” and will be released for free.

The developers also explained that the game will be playable in single player, but also allow players to team up in groups of four to complete dungeons — which is a possible place for some of the new content to come in. It’s not clear if the co-op will be limited to dungeons, or if it will be available in the rest of the game as well.

Outside of its newly announced live-service elements, Babylon’s Fall looks pretty similar to what Square Enix and PlatinumGames have shown before. It’s still an action-RPG, with a heavy emphasis on hack-and-slash combat, and it’s still set in the glowing city of Neo Babylon, a setting that seems to mix high fantasy and Biblical elements.

This new trailer also confirmed that the game would be coming to PlayStation 5, as well as the previously announced platforms of PlayStation 4 and PC. Unfortunately, one thing the game does not have is a release date, although you can sign up for the beta on the game’s official website.