The latest trailer for Spiders’ upcoming souls-like game Steelrising goes deep and reveals the game’s plot details.
Game developer Spiders is gaining a growing fan base following recent game releases, culminating in the 2019 title Greedfall. However, following the release of Greedfall, Spiders has decided to intends to continue creating his new IPs. Steelrising will be the new game from Spiders, an action RPG inspired by Dark Souls set in the context of the French Revolution of 1789. To help familiarize gamers with Steelrising’s premise, Spiders has released a world trailer. A new introduction that delves into the game’s plot and setting.
Although Steelrising is a story about the French Revolution, it is also a very different story from the French Revolution in real life history. In this game, the French Revolution was extinguished by Louis XVI’s mechanized army, but this result did not hinder the will of the Revolution, and the king is now known as the Tyrant. Clockwork will face a new enemy. Aegis is an automaton built to oppose the king, a perfect mechanical assassin able to sweep through Tyrant Clockwork’s army and end the French Revolution as it was intended.
The Aegis was built by Vaucanson, the same engineer that King Clockwork hired to build his army. What is the nature behind this betrayal, as well as the nature of Aegis is not just a simple machine but something else will be discovered by the player himself. While some may see her as just another droid used to serve the purposes of mankind’s struggle, Aegis will have to come to her own conclusions about King Clockwork’s crimes and whether she should. support the Revolution in her favor or not.
The fact that Spiders decided to make Steelrising between the company’s most successful Greedfall game and the recently announced Greedfall 2 shows that the studio is quite confident in what they are creating. The French Revolution is a historical event rarely mentioned in video games, but for Spiders it’s an important part of the studio’s history. Exploring that history in a unique and innovative way for Spiders is clearly something the studio is passionate about.
In addition, there will certainly be some skepticism of gamers around the release of Steelrising. Creating a souls-like action RPG is a challenging task and expectations for the genre are high. It’s made more challenging using themes revolving around the class struggles of the French Revolution, while also addressing the questions a sentient robot soldier poses against that war.
It’s less than 3 months away from Steelrising’s release date, so let’s expect Spiders and publisher Nacon to share more about the game in the near future. A new trailer that explores Steelrising’s story was shared today, so information on combat, development, and other systems should be revealed gradually over the coming months.
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