The Order: 1886 Fights Monsters With Steampunk

The Order: 1886 Fights Monsters With Steampunk

They had tesla cannons in 19th century London, right?

Sony pulled back the curtain on a solid handful of PS4 exclusives at the company's E3 press conference, with a few notable new IPs. One of the interesting new next-gen titles is The Order: 1886, from Ready at Dawn Studios (the folks behind the PSP God of War games) and Sony Santa Monica. So far we don't know much more than what we can glean from the debut trailer, but it's distinctively steampunk, and that's enough to get my attention.

It's a safe guess that The Order is set in an alternate history version of 1886 Victorian London. Technology seems to be all over the place, as the characters in the video step out of a horse-drawn carriage while speaking into a handheld radio and brandishing some kind of futuristic lightning gun. Airships fly overhead, in case there was any doubt of the setting's steampunkishness.

We don't get a good look at the monsters attacking the carriage, nor do we really have any idea who these people are or what this Order is (though smart money's on the Knights Templar). There are four equally badass fighters, so multiplayer could be in the cards. And if this turns out to be a four-player co-op Van Helsing-style monster hunter... well, I can't say I'd be displeased.

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For a second I thought this was another Dishonored like game. Happy to see it's still something very cool. Still unsure if it's going to be a FPS or third person affair. Either way I'd say it's worth watching.

Microsoft: We have tv and a bunch of games that aren't exclusives

Sony: We have an exclusive steam punk shooter

Arawn:
For a second I thought this was another Dishonored like game. Happy to see it's still something very cool. Still unsure if it's going to be a FPS or third person affair. Either way I'd say it's worth watching.

My first thought too.

I feel the immersion would be better if it was an FPS ARPG similar to far cry 3. I really liked the setting of Dishonored, so I will be picking this up but I am really looking forward to hearing more about it.

Got my eye on this one. The trailer was cool. I can't wait to see some actual gameplay footage. Sony might have another console seller with this one.

I hope this is them battling a werewolf epidemic, but its probably going to be either (A) Undead, (B) Aliens, or (C) Demons.

Or some kind of combination of those three.

Gonna keep a look out for more on this game. I love these kind of Van Helsing like settings, the traditional western monsters are always good fun to see. Looks like werewolves in the trailer, judging by the way they move but it's definitely too hard to make out for certain.

Normally I'd say this isn't my thing but damned if this game don't look good! I might pick this one up when I (eventually) get the PS4.

DrunkenElfMage:
I hope this is them battling a werewolf epidemic, but its probably going to be either (A) Undead, (B) Aliens, or (C) Demons.

Or some kind of combination of those three.

It's steampunk, why not (D) all of the above. Throw in some vampires, because it's always vampires, ghost (technically undead, but kinda have their own heading), and finally some golems for good measure and you have an awesome game.

Microsoft - TV!

Sony - Steampunk!

Hmmm... this is such a hard choice...

OT - Man, this could be awesome. I love the looks of the setting. Throw in a decent story and Sony just sold me 100%

At least it's not fucking Zombies AGAIN!
And squad based is nice.

Arawn:

DrunkenElfMage:
I hope this is them battling a werewolf epidemic, but its probably going to be either (A) Undead, (B) Aliens, or (C) Demons.

Or some kind of combination of those three.

It's steampunk, why not (D) all of the above. Throw in some vampires, because it's always vampires, ghost (technically undead, but kinda have their own heading), and finally some golems for good measure and you have an awesome game.

I would totally dig that actually. Toss in every traditional halloween costume into this game and I will be there at the midnight release.

DrunkenElfMage:
I hope this is them battling a werewolf epidemic, but its probably going to be either (A) Undead, (B) Aliens, or (C) Demons.

Or some kind of combination of those three.

I would LOVE it if they had some old school monsters werewolves, vampires, hell mummies would be really cool just anything but more freaking zombies

I'd love a steampunk X-Com. That's what this is, right?

Hmmm, Whitechapel, but two years before the ripper murders...

I hope those are codenames otherwise they are stupid beyond belief, even if they are code names they are still stupid. Heavily influenced by Mallory as well? I don't know, seems a bit of a mish-mash.

Cpt.Muddles:
I'd love a steampunk X-Com. That's what this is, right?

That would be good, great even...it won't be that because that is too good an idea. It will be either Steampunk Gears of War or Steampunk Borderlands...eh what do I care I'm not buying a console.

An excellent combination of ideas that really should have been made into a game before now. But hey, at least I'm probably going to make the shift to Playstation just in time to enjoy it.

I'm trying to remember if Microsoft had any exclusives that I cared about. Halo, kinda, but I can live without it, especially after 4. Hm...

Yeah, Microsoft looks pretty screwed. And they'll know it too, so I'm waiting with interest to see what kind of nonsense they pull to try and turn the tables.

So this looks awesome. I must say, I do love our old London town as a setting. It makes me happy. Good to see some more new IP on the board, even if no gameplay yet.

You shouldn't use a lightning gun on something jumping towards you, sure you'll kill it but it's corpse will still crash into you.

I've got to admit, it caught my interest as soon as it said "beneath the brass and steel". Steampunk's sorely underutilised in videogames.

I really want a ps4 now .......Ive been wanting another serious steampunk for a while and I chowed through bioshock infinite too soon......so YES PLEASE !

That almost look like they've done steampunk right...

Those are not Knight Templars. They are the knights of the round table. The Quote in the Beginning is from arthurian Legend and they called that guy Gallahad, which is the name of an arthurian knight from the quote Text.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galahad

Ok, I'm sold on the PS4.

Now I just need to find monies...

Sony is doing everything in there power to make me want to buy a PS4 and with this it is working

Damn you Sony for finding my one weakness, Alternative history set in Victorian London with Steampunk and monsters // It's like they made this game going "This will get that Matty chap to by our console" Well jokes on them, cos I won't be buying it! My girlfriend will and I'll just play it on hers! Ha, I win this round Sony

Also, I got all goosebumpy when I saw the gates of Whitechaple, but for all the wrong reason

-M

Damned fine looking game. Hopefully lives upto expectations.

The only thing that can dampen my interest in this game is if it's a linear shooter.

 

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