CI Games showed Lords of the Fallen gameplay to us at last year, but only behind closed doors, and it's kept things that way since. Up until now that is, because the Polish studio is finally ready to present the public with footage of its PS4, Xbox One and PC action-RPG.

The video is narrated by Executive Producer Tomasz Gop, who you might recognize as the producer of CD Projekt's The Witcher 2. Gop goes into the dark fantasy backstory that Lords of the Fallen is built around, but focuses mainly on the aspect that caught our attention when we first saw the game: the combat. Gop explains how the duel-like fighting rewards players who employ careful, tactical physical attacks, but also makes room for "spectacular" magic spells when they're needed.

"You can imagine Lords of the Fallen as a game that has all the layers, all the complexity, all the mechanics, all the elements of very advanced tactical combat," Gop told us when we saw the game last year, "but it's not being mindlessly punishing at the same time."

Lords of the Fallen is still in pre-alpha, but it's nonetheless slated to hit later this year. For our thoughts on what we saw of it last year, check out our preview.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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