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Monday, 23rd October 2023 – CI Games has confirmed that sales of Lords of the Fallen, developed by its internal studio HEXWORKS, have exceeded one million units. The seven-figure milestone has been reached only ten days after the action-RPG launched on PC, PlayStation®5, and Xbox Series X|S.
Set across the dark-fantasy land of Mournstead, Lords of the Fallen features a unique dual-realm mechanic that allows players to seamlessly transition between the brutal and unforgiving world of the living and the nightmarish world of the dead, as they battle powerful monsters and demons in a holy crusade to overcome a once-vanquished god.
“Lords of the Fallen is the most important and ambitious game we’ve developed in our 20-year history, and the first in our new planned AAA pipeline of games in the years ahead,” said Marek Tyminski, CEO, CI Games. “To see this fresh and innovative take on the action-RPG achieve one million sales in just 10 days has been humbling for everybody at HEXWORKS and CI Games.”
"Thank you to all the Lampbearers out there who have embarked on their journeys across Mournstead, fearlessly traversing the lands of the living and the dead," said Saul Gascon, Head of Studio at HEXWORKS. "We’re incredibly grateful to the passionate Lords of the Fallen community for their invaluable feedback and ongoing support. It's their unwavering dedication that has made this success possible, and we couldn't be prouder to share it with them."
Since the launch of Lords of the Fallen, HEXWORKS has diligently worked with partners and the game’s community to deliver a series of patches that improves performance and introduces new gameplay mechanics, including an overhauled New Game Plus mode and – as of this evening – crossplay between PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Crossplay between the consoles and PC platforms will be reactivated as part of a further expansive patch on Thursday.
Lords of the Fallen key features:
Explore a vast interconnected world: Use the Umbral Lamp to cross between the worlds of the living and dead, reach forgotten places, unearth fabled treasures, and even manipulate the very soul of your foe.Challenging fluid tactical combat: Master melee and ranged weapons, and wield powerful magics against Adyr’s demonic hordes.Define your own legend: Choose from nine starting character classes and fully customise your warrior for the herculean journey ahead.Rise from death: Fall in the world of the living and rise again in the world of the dead. The lamp allows for a second and final chance to return to life, as the nightmarish forces of Umbral descend upon you.Unite or fight in online multiplayer: Seamless two-player co-op multiplayer enables players to take on Adyr’s forces together; but beware of heroes invading from other realms.
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About CI GamesCI Games is an independent, global Video Games Developer and Publisher, with studios in Warsaw, Barcelona, Bucharest, UK, and the US. Founded in 2002, CI Games have created globally recognised titles for over twenty years; the Sniper Ghost Warrior franchise has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, while the original Lords of the Fallen (2014) has surpassed the 10 million player mark. In 2018, United Label was founded, focusing on smaller but equally ambitious titles, including Röki, Eldest Souls, and Tails of Iron. HEXWORKS, a new studio specialising in action-RPGs and made up of industry veterans was formed in early 2020, and developed Lords of the Fallen, the company's most ambitious title to date, which launched in October 2023. For more information about CI Games, please visit www.cigames.com.