Greedfall studio Spiders is hard at work on their next game, Steelrising, which was revealed yesterday during Nacon Direct. The new game is an action-RPG set in the French Revolution for PC and next-gen consoles.
In Steelrising, you're set in an alternative reality of France during the French Revolution. King Louis XVI's army of automata are suppressing and terrorizing the French people. You'll take the role of Aegis, a "robot in female form" who serves as Queen Marie-Antoinette's bodyguard, gives you the directive to put an end to the massacres conducted by the Tyrant King Louis XVI's automata army.
If you're getting small flashes of Nier: Automata, you're not alone.
In an interview in Nacon Direct, Jehanne Rousseau, co-founder and president of Spiders, discussed the inspriations and background behind Steelrising. The world of Steelrising is based in the real world of Revolutionary France, with some monuments that don't exist anymore appearing in the game, such as the Grand Chatelet and the Tour du Temple.
Additionally, traversing the game world won't be as straight forward as other action-RPGs, as you'll also be working with the vertical nature of France. You'll roam the Paris streets, climb up balconies and buildings or find a secret passage that leads to another area.
You can check out the full interview below with Rousseau. No release date was given, but it looks like this will be releasing on just PC and the upcoming next-gen consoles.