E3 2013: The Order: 1886 Pits Mankind Against an Ancient Foe
Posted by Sammy Barker
Not the London you know
We’ve been craving a game set in Victorian London for practically eons now – it was one of the first things that we thought about when the trademark registrations for The Order: 1886 originally leaked – so you can perhaps appreciate our excitement when the first trailer for Ready At Dawn’s brand new PlayStation 4 exclusive offered a glimpse at a gloomy Westminster.
The title’s set in an alternate history, and takes place shortly after the Industrial Revolution. Unlike in the real world, though, this period of technological advancement has been fuelled by an ongoing conflict against an ancient terror. The specific details of the confrontation are being kept under wraps, but judging by the trailer, you’ll have access to some impressive steampunk-esque firepower to detain your foes.
Throughout the adventure, you’ll interact with a number of notable figures from the period, who will aid you in your quest against evil. We suppose that the likes of Florence Nightingale, Queen Victoria, and William Gladstone are all candidates that could crop up here.
Impressively, the game’s using some fancy visual effects to give it a film-like feel. This ranges from lenses to lighting techniques and more. Even better, creative director Ru Weerasuriya explained on the PlayStation Blog that the developer didn’t want any discrepancy between cinematics and gameplay, so the trailer that you see below is rendered in-engine, in-game without any additional gimmicks.
Pop this one on our wishlist.