Ryse has everything a good Roman story needs: revenge, political intrigue, and those plumed helmets.
A lot of things have been said about Ryse: Son of Rome. We liked what we saw at Tokyo Game Show last month, but concerns over Crytek’s “mash to mastery” design mantra have left many player uncertain about the game. One thing we haven’t heard a whole lot about, however, is the game’s story.
A new trailer for Ryse provides a broad overview of the Roman epic’s story beats. Players control Marius Titus, a Roman centurion whose family has been murdered by barbarians, prompting a revenge-fueled campaign to stamp out the roving hoards threatening the empire. Political corruption within a Roman government described as “reeling in chaos” will also play a role somehow.
Ryse: Son of Rome will launch alongside the Xbox One November 22.