City Interactive has announced 'Lords of the Fallen', a "hardcore" third-person action-RPG due for release on PC and next-generation consoles in 2014.

Development on Lords of the Fallen is being led by The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings' senior producer Tomasz Gop, and sees players take on the role of a human named Harkyn on an adventure across a rich, fantasy world.

The game features a branching storyline, City Interactive suggests, and players will be forced to make a series of decisions that alter both the world and their character.

"Our team is building Lords of the Fallen specifically for players who enjoy taking on huge challenges, where the odds are stacked against them," said Tomasz Gop, executive producer at City Interactive.

"From the very beginning, Lords of the Fallen will intrigue and satisfy players' hunger to explore each corner of a brand new world, freely customize and build their own character and take down some of the most epic enemies ever seen."

Lords of the Fallen appears to be the new name for "Project RPG", a title revealed during April 2012 that had initially been due for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC later this year.

A gameplay demo of Lords of the Fallen will be revealed at E3.

Source: City Interactive press release