Godfall's full-length 'internal teaser' showcases Dark Souls-style hack-and-slash

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Update: The full Godfall gameplay teaser from which yesterday's six-second clip was drawn has now been uploaded to Reddit (opens in new tab), and from there to YouTube, which you're viewing above. The footage is apparently around a year old—the uploader described it as from "early 2019"—so how representative it is of the game in its current state is hard to say. I would imagine it's not too far off the mark, though: Godfall is currently expected to be out on the Epic Games Store (and PS5, if you're into that sort of thing) later this year.

Not long after the full-length trailer appeared on Reddit, Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford confirmed that it's legitimate. Godfall is being published by Gearbox Publishing.

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The original story, and six-second video clip, are below.

[GodFall] [Video] - Combat Footage (A Fraction of the footage from an Unreleased Trailer I have) from r/PS4

Godfall is a 'looter-slasher' with the distinction of being the very first confirmed PlayStation 5 game. It's also coming to the Epic Games Store, presumably late in 2020. Aside from an announcement trailer (opens in new tab) and a few brief gifs, not much of Godfall has been shown yet, but never fear, because an enterprising Redditor has captured a whopping six seconds of the game. That's it above.

According to user YeahQuarterDongIng (opens in new tab), it's "a fraction of the footage from an unreleased trailer I have". A few takeaways: it's undeniably a videogame. The swordplay looks slow and weighty in a manner reminiscent of D**k S**ls and For Honor, though it's much flashier than either of those. A whole lot of "slashing" is shown, but as for the "looting", well, I'm sure we'll hear more about that soon.

To reiterate the announcement spiel, Godfall is "a fantasy action RPG that utilizes high-impact third-person melee combat to engage players as they hunt for loot, don legendary armor sets, and defeat vicious enemies." A whole bunch of zeitgeist going on there, but it does look fun.

Shaun Prescott

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