New Story And Setting Details Found For The Order: 1886
Although it isn't as important to some, the story, characters and background of a game are crucial to those who appreciate such elements.
And that's why it's interesting to learn a bit more about The Order: 1886. As reported by DualShockers, a new Japanese cinematic trailer features several new pieces of information. Here are a few of the highlights; click the link to read 'em all:
-- Suddenly, mutations appeared in the human genetic code. While the change wasn’t immediately visible, some began to show traits similar to beasts. This turned them into a species different from humanity, and marked the birth of the half-breed (half man, half beast).
-- Although mankind had the advantage in sheer numbers, it was inferior to the half breed because of their resilience and overwhelming regenerative powers.
-- At last, after a few centuries passed, humanity is presented with a chance to retaliate. Brave men and women vowed to devote their life to the war against the half-breed and became knights. Those knights were named “The Order."
-- If a knight is killed, a new successor to his name appears, and throws himself into battle on behalf of Humanity.
-- In the London of 19th Century, the conflict between mankind and the half-breed continued, even in the terrible district of Whitechapel, one of the many districts that will be remembered by posterity. This area has become a major turning point in the battle over the years.
--The development of science and the industrial revolution has become a mighty assets for the human race.
-- In this time, when the threat of the half-breed begins to decline, a new threat attacks the knights: A full-scale insurrection in the British Empire. Suffering the poverty brought by the industrial revolution and the disparity between classes, angry citizens take arms and rebel.
It sounds to me like there are branching story patterns here, and elements of history, mythology, politics and sociology will all be included. I'd be interested to see how it plays out, and how much emphasis is placed on story as opposed to action. We do know it'll be a linear adventure, but that doesn't necessarily mean the story will be well written and well presented. Let's just cross our fingers and hope.
Related Game(s): The Order: 1886
12/20/2013 11:31:39 AM Ben Dutka