The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu included the announcement of Malicious Fallen, sequel of Avlon’s Malicius and Malicious Rebirth that were released in 2010 for PS3 and in 2012 for PS Vita. The game will be released in japan in spring 2017 exclusively for PS4, and it’s already 85% complete.
Interestingly, the game will include a large number of stages that can be tackled in any order, without any predefined path to follow, each including huge bosses to fight and a multitude of enemies.
Not only this is a sequel of the previous game, but it also includes chapters from the past to revive them with improved visuals. Both the Subjugation chapter from Malicious and the Rebirth chapter from Malicious Rebirth will be included.
Combat will use the Cloak of Cinders that can freely change shape between different weapons. Each time a boss is defeated, a new attack technique will be learned. It’ll be possible to execute exhilarating actions at high speed with easy controls, like running up walls or slaughtering enemies with the cloak turned into a giant blade.
The cloack can still transform in sword, fists, spears and wings like in the past games, but there will also be new cloak actions, expanding the tactics that the player will be able to use in battle. Two newly revealed one, which you can see at the end of the gallery below, are the scythe and the stake.
Quite obviously, no western release date has been announced yet, which is understandable, considering that both previous games took about two years to be localized. Here’s hoping that this one will come faster, assuming that it does.
As usual, keep in mind that the screenshots below come from magazine scans, so their quality isn’t representative of how the game will actually look on your screen.