A brand new Babylon’s Fall trailer just dropped at The Game Awards, showing off more gameplay, more of PlatinumGames’ iconic sword-slashy combat, and most importantly, a release date of March 3, 2022.
For most people, that is. If you happen to pre-order the digital deluxe edition, you’ll be able to start playing on February 28 — three days early.
Bizarrely, though, you’ll need to be online at all times to play it, as well as have a Square Enix account. IGN has confirmed with Square Enix that an internet connection is required to play the game generally, even if you’re just climbing the tower solo.
Babylon’s Fall is a combat-focused action title where players control a sentinel, a warrior bonded with special equipment called Gideon Coffins who must ascend and conquer the enemy-filled Tower of Babylon. Players can customize their characters with up to four weapons at once, allowing for different combinations and playstyles, and can either play alone or with up to three friends. New game modes, story, and weapons will be added to Babylon’s Fall for free post-launch.
Babylon’s Fall Gameplay Trailer Screenshots — Square Enix E3 2021
We took a look at Babylon’s Fall last month during its closed beta test, but felt that it was in a rough state at the time with uninspired quests, unengaging hallways, obvious encounter areas, and a frustrating loot system. Hopefully, it’s improved a bit since then. In the meantime, there’s plenty more to come from The Game Awards in the way of announcements and trailers.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.