Bloodborne isn’t on PC yet, but The Last Faith could be the next best thing

the last faith (opens in new tab) revealed its new trailer and 2022 release window at today’s Future Games Show, and the project looks a bit like Bloodborne meets Symphony of the Night, or maybe Blasphemous, but with draculas and werewolves instead of the Catholic Church.

Kumi Souls Games’ dark action platformer promises non-linear exploration and a “dark alliance of metroidvania and soulslike”, an overwhelming singularity of genre signifiers if it ever existed, but this does sound really tight. Its latest trailer showcased brutal finishers and protagonist Eric wielding a variety of weapons, including a classic longsword, a chain whip assisting platforming, and a fair approximation of Bloodborne’s Hunter Ax. This selection, made from other pre-release materials, gives me hope that The Last Faith can replicate Bloodborne’s array of legendary weapons and distinctive movesets in 2D.

I’m impressed by the environments on display too, with towering cathedrals, grim cityscapes and foreboding woods providing a great backdrop for the grotesques that The Last Faith has lined up. It will be interesting to see if The Last Faith takes things into cosmic horror or otherwise. Weird direction like Bloodborne did later in the game, but perhaps this could be a way for The Last Faith to distinguish itself: all skin, no tentacles. We’ll find out for sure when The Last Faith comes out later this year, and for now you can wish list on Steam (opens in new tab).

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