The latest addition to the PlayStation exclusive The Order: 1886 is inventor Nikola Tesla.
The Order: 1886 is a game made up of an interesting array of details: it takes place in 19th century London, it features futuristic weaponry, there are half-breed monsters like Lycans that are looming in the shadows, the protagonists carry the names of the Knights of the Round Table, and now we’ve learned that Nikola Tesla plays a pivotal role in the game’s narrative.
Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors of human history, will bring his genius as well as his inventions with him to The Order as their chief scientist. He’s responsible for the creation of the Arc Gun, a high-voltage weapon that creates a Jacob’s Ladder and zaps hostile enemies, and the Thermite Rifle, the gun prominently featured in demos of the game that shoots clouds of inflammable thermite that can then be ignited with a flare or spark.
“The inclusion of Tesla is a great example of how we have integrated real figures into our fiction to create an original universe,” states the PS Blog. Tesla will soon realize that “…with great power comes great responsibility… and in the wrong hands, these weapons may prove to be as much a threat as an advantage.”
The Order: 1886 is a third-person shooter game currently in development by Ready At Dawn, creators of the 2006 Daxter, and SCE Santa Monica Studio. It’s set to release on February 20, 2015. Read our hands on preview.