We haven’t seen any news of Square Enix’s co-op multiplayer game, Babylon’s Fall, since its E3 showcase, and now we know why: Its developers have been busy rehauling its stylized graphics to appear more legible.
Babylon’s Fall is an action hack-and-slash game co-developed by Square Enix and Platinum games, the developers behind Nier: Automata and Bayonetta. Players fight their way to reach the very top of the tower of Babylon, in groups of up to four. The game was last shown on June 13 at E3 this year, but aside from occasional closed beta sign-ups, news about the game has been relatively scant.
Game legibility isn’t simply about being able to read text on the screen, but rather refers to the player’s ability to glean important gameplay information from the visuals. In a fast-paced action game like Babylon’s Fall, it’s crucial that players can immediately perceive depth and where characters are relative to the map, but the game’s unique style was making this tricky.