Steelrising finally reappears with new gameplay video

Steelrising finally reappears with new gameplay video

Remember Steelrising? Nacon and developer Spiders’ newest is an alt-reality take on the French Revolution, and now you can finally see it in action.

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It was some time ago that we first saw Steelrising in action. The game, coming up from Nacon and Spiders, retells the famed French Revolution. But as you might suspect, this isn’t a history lesson.

Steelrising frames the revolt as a steampunk-y, clockwork romp that sits players in the frame of an automaton. As Aegis, a creation of royal engineer Eugene Vaucauson, players become bodyguard for Queen Marie Antoinette. But of course, with a monarchy as seemingly corrupt as the French, things aren’t going to be all that clear cut, even for a robot.

Here’s the first look at the game in action.

1789 is the year of the storming of the Bastille and the start of the fall of the Monarchy. Steelrising shows us an alternative version of history, asking: what if King Louis XVI, passionate about watchmaking, had conceived an army of automatons capable of putting down this insurrection? Powerful and cruel this army spares no one and violently punishes rebels. Paris is on fire: men, women, and children are systematically massacred. 

Aegis, once an automaton dedicated to dancing for the pleasure of the Court, is now a warrior, Marie Antoinette’s bodyguard. Appointed by the Queen, Aegis will have to navigate through a Paris crawling with machines. Each fight with these mechanical enemies is a challenge where the player’s skills are subjected to a tremendous ordeal. Such is the price to pay for those who want to change the course of history.  

Nacon press release

Steelrising is scheduled for release on September the 8th, for both consoles and the PC.

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