Steelrising's earth-shattering pitch: What if the French Revolution, but robots?
Spiders, tʜᴇ ᴛᴇᴀᴍ ʙᴇhɪɴd ᴀᴄᴛiᴏɴ RPG GreedFᴀʟʟ, ɪs ʙᴀᴄᴋ wɪᴛh ᴀɴotʜᴇr ɢᴀᴍᴇ thᴀᴛ reᴀʟʟy ɪsn't ᴀs ᴡɪʟᴅ ᴀs ɪᴛ sᴏunds, ᴀɴd IGN's Sumᴍᴇr ᴏꜰ Gamɪɴg Expo ᴊᴜsᴛ ɢᴀᴠᴇ ᴜs ᴏᴜʀ ꜰɪʀsᴛ ɪɴ-ᴇɴɢɪɴᴇ ʟᴏᴏᴋ ᴀᴛ tʜᴇ thɪɴg. Tʜᴇ thɪɴg? It's Steelrɪsɪɴg, ᴀɴ ᴀᴄᴛiᴏɴ RPG thᴀᴛ reɪᴍᴀɢɪɴᴇs tʜᴇ French Revolutiᴏɴ ᴀs tʜᴇ French Revolutiᴏɴ, ʙᴜᴛ robots. Louɪs XVI's ɢᴏt a damn ᴀʀᴍy ᴏꜰ auᴛᴏmᴀᴛᴏɴs ɪɴ tʜɪs tiᴍᴇlɪɴe.
You'll play as Aegis, a member of the revolution, who I'm guessing is the rooftop runner in the trailer. I'm getting major Assassin's Creed vibes here, but it's difficult to extrapolate much else from this short clip. It's all very well lit, and I don't just say that because Paris is clearly burning. I dig the glint on the cobblestones and all the detail you can make out in the darkness. Steelrising looks nice! The premise just feels like a gimmick. Hopefully it has more going on in how it plays.
We'll probably find out soon. There's no release date for Steelrising yet, but Spiders was looking for testers in March, which means there's probably enough there to show off in greater detail before long.