Bandai Namco was cagey enough to publish From Software’s Dark Souls series when Sony dropped the ball on the original Demon’s Souls, mistakenly believing that a Western audience wouldn’t like the brutally challenging game in sufficient numbers. Three games and numerous awards later, From Software has been vindicated, and Bloodborne is a PS4 exclusive. However, unlike FPS games, these challenging dungeon crawlers don’t come out every few months to slake the thirst of addicts. This is where the Polish and German development partners CI Games and Deck 13 Interactive come in. While it may have been the Japanese that blazed a trail in “super hard action RPG dungeon crawling games that incite stress-related heart conditions in players,” the genre is by no means strictly Asian. Lords of the Fallen is a Western take on this type of game, and Bandai Namco finally let journalists have a chance to play the game at E3.