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The Order: 1886 Preview

Scheduled release date:
TBA 2014
Ready at Dawn
Number Of Players:
Release Date:
February 20, 2015

When you look at the PlayStation 4 exclusive The Order: 1886 , you may be prone to making a couple erroneous assumptions. First, you might think developer Ready at Dawn, with its primary experience in handheld productions for the PSP, can’t make the jump to big-budget AAA goodness. Second, you might glance at the media we’ve seen for the game and assume it’s steampunk. Well, as for the latter, it’s a fantasy, alternate-reality setting like Bioshock . As for the former, Ready at Dawn is ready to prove themselves as elite developers for the PS4.

This new IP is a third-person action title that features a lot of nifty guns that obviously didn’t exist during the Industrial Revolution. That’s where the alternate reality part comes in, but don’t forget that this linear, story-driven adventure will deliver various environments and gameplay situations. You will play as Galahad (the bearded guy in the trailer), and he will go into combat with three allies. These allies are part of The Order, which is a secret organization dedicated to the protection of mankind. The group’s past is mysterious and goes way back; kinda reminds one of the Templars.

As for those new weapons, they are essential in defending humanity against the creatures of the dark, which are no myth. The cool part is that you may encounter real people from history…even if they don’t necessarily exist in the correct time period. See, the designers took some creative liberties with history’s chronology, so the eagle-eyed historian will spot some inaccuracies. But that’s intentional. The bottom line is that this adventure features a complex back story that revolves around the very real Industrial Revolution, and the fantastical branches that stem from that era.