The lights are on
The upcoming game from Ready At Dawn and Santa Monica Studios combines 19th century Victorian
London imagery with more than a little steampunk fantasy.
The exclusive PlayStation 4 game shows off a cadre of
heavily armed warriors as they take a carriage into a fog shrouded London.
Stopping in a dark street, the warriors unload and begin to confront what
appears to be monstrous creatures (perhaps werewolves?) that charge their
location. Weapons appear to be more advanced than what you'd expect from the
time period of 1886, and other cues call to mind familiar steampunk concepts,
like floating zeppelins over the city.
Part way through the fight, one warrior shouts out to "Galahad,"
a name that includes plenty of overtones of English mythology and the knights
of the round table.
Coinciding with the announcement at Sony's press conference,
a post to Sony's PlayStation Blog revealed more details about the game's plot:
"With The Order: 1886, we introduce players to a unique vision of
Victorian-era London, an alternate history where technological advances take
center stage in a battle against a powerful and ancient foe. The game takes
place nearly forty years after the Industrial Revolution. But unlike in real
history, our Industrial Revolution stems from mankind's desire to prevail in a
centuries-old war. The advances in technology, invented by some of the foremost
minds of the time, give man an opportunity to take the upper hand for the first
time in their struggle."
The post continues: "In the game, you are a knight, a member of an
ancient order, and you will take center stage in this fight for mankind's
survival. As the game takes place in an alternate history, you will be able to
interact with real-world historical characters who will aid you in your quest.
You will see and navigate real places. You will not only be a witness, but have
a hand in real events that have unfolded."
We'll have more on The Order: 1886 as Ready At Dawn reveals
[Source: PlayStation Blog]
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