Steelrising is flying somewhat under the radar. This soulslike game aims to deliver a steampunk setting with robotic enemies to slay while exploring Paris. The game is set in 1789 amidst The Revolution. You play as Aegis, a robotic killing machine created by an engineer called The Clockwork King. Aegis has the ability to wield all sorts of weapons while also being nimble and able to jump, dash and manoeuvre in all sorts of ways.
The idea behind Steelrising is to play out like a soulslike game but with a new refreshing twist on things. The game is developed by Spiders and published by Nacon and the latest trailer does a great job showcasing some of the intense fights you’ll encounter in the game.
Steelrising’s steampunk setting has allowed the studio to create all sorts of weird and wonderful machines to fight. In the trailer, called “Titans”, we get a closer look at these mechanical creations. Some wield giant crossbows while others use weights attached to chains to fight the players. There’s obviously some sort of essence in Steelrising which also gives these machines some special elemental abilities. One boss fight, for example, is a giant wooden pedestal that has frozen blades. Another is a fire being and the third is a giant electrified golem.
We don’t have long to wait to play Steelrising. The game is expected to launch on 8 September for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Check out the trailer below:
Paris, 1789. The city is in the grip of terror. The Revolution has been suppressed with bloodshed by Louis XVI and his merciless mechanical army. It falls to Aegis, an engineering marvel, to take on the king’s ranks of automatons and change the course of history.
Combine Aegis’s strength and speed with your skill to fight robot armies and change the course of history!
- A Unique and Mysterious Heroine – As Paris burns and bleeds during the Revolution, you are Aegis, an automaton masterpiece made by Vaucanson, an engineer in the service of the Clockwork King. Make the most of your mechanical prowess to adapt Aegis to your style of play and become a fearsome warrior, a deadly dancer or a virtuoso of elemental arts.
- Dynamic and Challenging Gameplay – Engage in ruthless and intense fights against technological marvels that are as complex as they are unforgiving. Your nerves and skills will be tested to their limits at every moment spent battling these relentless enemies and epic bosses.
- Paris is Your Playground – The City of Light has been plunged into darkness and is in need of you. Use your energy, flexibility and tools to navigate the streets, rooftops, neighborhoods and castles of Paris and reveal hidden secrets.
- A Fascinating Story Rooted in History – Delve into an enthralling alternate history filled with formidable mechanical enemies and potential allies with questionable motives. You are the only one you can count on to untangle the knots of history and ensure the Revolution succeeds!