As a lover of all things sci-fi, and especially science fiction role-playing games, I'm eager to find out all I can about Mars: War Logs. First of all, what's up with the title? What exactly is a "war log?" Are space-lumberjacks somehow involved? Also, how can a game be set on Mars AND be "cyberpunk?" Red Faction: Guerilla wasn't cyberpunk and Mars: War Logs looks a heck of a lot like RF: G. It's a combination of aesthetics that I just can't wrap my head around.
Anyway, enjoy this new trailer while I hunt for some answers - not the least of which is, "Why jazzy lounge music?" To learn more, follow the jump. Mars: War Logs is set for release in the Spring of 2013 for download on PC, XBLA, and the PSN.
Mars War Logs: the stunning video that Curiosity did not catch!
Today, we are taking you for a trip far away from Earth, over 200 million miles from here. The new role-playing game from Spiders Studio, Mars War Logs, shows a new side of itself through a splendid new video exclusively made of in-game footage. Guaranteed 100% Dubstep-free, this first trailer is supported by bewitching music that contrasts with the strong images of the video: the survivors of the great cataclysm that hit Mars, who have retreated into huge slum-cities and are subjected to the dictatorship of the guilds controlling the planet's most precious resource, water.
Mars' first trailer presents the cyberpunk universe, where the technology and violence of a decadent world clash with supernatural creatures, mystical characters and out-of-the-ordinary powers.
Today, we are off on the trail of Roy "Temperance," the hero of the game. The war for water that pitted Aurora against Abundance has come to a close, and Roy finally returns to Shadowlair, Aurora's capital city. However, he will not find home there. The city, now under the grasp of the mysterious Technomancers who use their powers to lead with an iron fist, has become a dictatorship against which a handful of resistant civilians fight for survival. Caught in the crossfire, and labeled a renegade, Roy will have no choice but to choose his side, and take arms once again.
Mars War Logs plunges you into a thrilling cyberpunk RPG on the Red Planet. You will develop Roy and his combat style by choosing from dozens of skills and perks: pure combat, stealth and trickery, or the fierce Technomancer powers. the choice is yours! The real-time combat system requires both reflexes and tactics, while you battle fearsome opponents and Mars' most terrifying creatures in dynamic combat. The crafting system lets players create and modify equipment to maintain an edge over their enemies. Dialogue choices as well as player actions will influence the destiny of the people Roy crosses paths with...and perhaps the fate of all colonies on Mars.
Mars War Logs will be released in Spring 2013 on Xbox LIVE®, PlayStation®Network and PC.
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager. In 2012, Focus published ambitious games such as Wargame: European Escalation, the new real time strategy game from the creators of « R.U.S.E. »™; Game Of Thrones™, the role-playing game adapted from the bestseller saga written by George R.R. Martin and also the official video game of the Tour de France.. The second half of 2012 will be just as exciting, with the release of The Testament of Sherlock Holmes for consoles and PC; Of Orcs and Men, a great roleplaying game featuring Orcs and Goblins; and also RAW Realms of Ancient War, the thrilling hack’n slash for PSN, XBLA and PC. http://www.focus-home.com
About Spiders Games
Spiders is an independent video game development studio based in Paris, France. Founded in 2008 by several industry veterans who worked most notably on the Silverfall game and its add-on, the studio is mainly specialized in the creation of action/RPG games on PC and next gen consoles, but also has the capacity to realize or participate in the realization of PC ports on consoles. To date, Spiders developed and released Faery: Legends of Avalon, an enchanting RPG on PC, Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network, as well as the console ports of the Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper (Xbox 360) and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes (PS3, Xbox 360) adventure games. Spiders is currently developing Of Orcs and Men, an RPG designed and produced by Cyanide that will be released in 2012 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as Mars and Bound by Flames, two great action/RPG due in 2013 on PC and consoles. All of the studio’s productions use the Silk Engine, Spiders’ own multiplatform engine that allows the team to quickly develop high quality games for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. http://www.spiders-games.com