Following a leak last week, Hexworks has now confirmed its take on the Dark Souls formula, named Lords of the Fallen, will indeed launch for PS5 on 13th October 2023. While it does goes by the same name as the original PS4 title, this is a complete reboot of the series, and today's gameplay trailer proves that, viewable above.

Pre-orders are expected to go live on the PS Store at some point today, where you'll be able to choose between the base game and a Deluxe Edition. The latter provides you with the Dark Crusader starting class, a 100-page digital artbook, soundtrack, and a 3D model viewer. If you really want to kit yourself out, there's a physical Collector's Edition bundling in a 10" Dark Crusader figurine, a display case for it, and a steelbook. No matter which version you pre-order, you'll also get bonus XP, HP, and MP items, and bronze, silver, and gold armour tincts.

On the release date announcement, executive producer Saul Gascon said: "To celebrate, we are sharing a deeper look at the horrors of Mournstead, an immersive, dark fantasy world that will challenge even the bravest players, with its unique two-realm mechanic. We can't wait for players to raise their Umbral Lamps this October, and discover the many secrets that lurk behind the darkness."

Since the Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree lacks a confirmed release date β€” and might not make a 2023 launch β€” Lords of the Fallen offers a pretty compelling alternative for the winter season. Are you interested? Let us know in the comments below.