Babylon's Fall was shown off yesterday during the Square Enix Presents showcase at E3 2021, and the co-op action combat game from Nier developer PlatinumGames didn't disappoint, except the news that it's now a live-service game.
During the stream, the trailer shows off the action RPG itself, with combat reminiscent of PG's recent Neir Automata, hacking and slashing across the map. The story still seems centralized on the city of Neo Babylon, and while it doesn't show too much other than what we already knew, it's still flashy with its mix of Biblical-esque references to Babylon and PlatinumGames' storytelling flair.
However, the news that Babylon's Fall will effectively be a live service may be a blow to some, especially after the failure of another Squenix live service, Marvel's Avengers. PlatinumGames states that Babylon's Fall will recevie regular updates in the form of content and more. However, it is noted that the game modes are being planned to release for free.
No date has been set for the four-player co-op game, though there is currently a closed beta being teased, and sign ups are now live to get your taste of Babylon's Fall. The game is slated to release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC via Steam.