Steelrising is a soulslike set during a French Revolution which has gone awry, clockwork automatons wander the streets, and the mad king Louis XVI holds on to power. A closed beta is now available for players who have pre-ordered the game.

The closed beta will give aspiring revolutionaries the opportunity to play the first two levels of the game, Saint Cloud and Les Invalides. Sadly, progress will not carry over to the full game but think of it as an opportunity to test out different weapons, get the lay of the land, and figure out what kind of build works for you.

In addition, a new trailer showing off some of the game's iconic locations has been released, from the Bastille and Notre Dame to Versailles. Developer Spiders seems to have learned a lot from Greedfall, and Steelrising looks like it's going to be a fun take on the Fromsoft formula.

Did you preorder Steelrising? Will you be diving into the Closed Beta? Plot the downfall of the Ancien Régime in the comments section below.

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