SQUARE ENIX unveils a new E3 2021 Trailer for BABYLON'S FALL, the single-player and co-op action/adventure in development at PlatinumGames for PC and PlayStation. There's also a Developer Interview Video discussing the project. If 12 minutes is too much of an ask, a short version edits the interview down to two minutes. A series of closed beta sessions are planned, so sign up here if you are feeling testy. Here's more on the plan, which we've seen pointed out suggest this is a games as a service deal:
SQUARE ENIX® today, during the summer edition of SQUARE ENIX PRESENTS, unveiled an exclusive look at BABYLON'S FALL™, developed in partnership with renowned action specialists, PlatinumGames Inc. (NieR:Automata™). Featuring fluid co-op-combat, powerful weapons and a unique, striking art style, the epic world of BABYLON’S FALL is coming to the PlayStation®5 (PS5™) console, PlayStation®4 and STEAM. The game can be played in parties up to four* and will feature a range of post launch game modes at no additional cost. More details will be revealed throughout the year and player recruitment for closed beta testing is now open.

In BABYLON’S FALL players become a group of warriors known as the sentinels, bonded with special equipment called Gideon Coffins, and throw themselves into an odyssey to overcome the titanic Tower of Babylon, within which sleeps a great legacy. In addition to weapons wielded in both hands, characters can use the power of their Gideon Coffin to equip two more, allowing for combinations of up to four weapons at once. The capabilities of different equipment will also bring endless variation to the strategy that can be employed. The game’s visuals are achieved using a newly developed “brushwork style” to create a unique fantasy setting with a medieval oil painting aesthetic.

* Requires a persistent broadband internet connection in order to play the game. Free Square Enix account required.