A Lords of the Fallen sequel is back in production with a new studio at the helm.

Work began on Lords of the Fallen 2 at CI Games straight after the first game released in October of 2014, but it never left the concept phase, and in mid-2017 LotF executive producer Tomasz Gop was among a group made redundant by CI.

CI had turned its attention to Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, but that game tanked, and now the publisher is turning its attention back to its Souls-like fantasy IP.

Lords of the Fallen 2 will be developed by Defiant Studios, which was founded in New York City in 2016 by the former studio head and game director of Avalanche Studios New York, which pitched in on Just Cause 3.

“We talked to a number of globally respected studios that had shown a strong interest in making the next LotF, and received several solid pitches,” said CI Games CEO Marek Tymiński.

“We finally decided to move forward with Defiant because we were impressed with their game concept, production expertise, and the pedigree of their developers.”

The game will come to consoles and PC.

Lord of the Fallen unashamedly cribbed from From Software’s Souls series but did well, selling more than two million units to date.

It was co-developed by Deck 13 Interactive, which went on to create a Souls-like in a futuristic setting, The Surge.

Gamepanet's Ben Allan scored the game 7.5/10, and said, "Lords of the Fallen copies, but it does so from great sources in a mostly competent fashion, and adds in a few neat systems of its own."