The upcoming third-person, sci-fi action game of The Technomancer gains a Gamescom trailer. Made by Spiders Studio, the trailer puts scruffy & bald protagonist Zachariah in a compromised position on the run from Mars’ oppressive secret service. From the PlayStation Blog, Sebastien Di Ruzza, gameplay manager at Spiders Studio, wants you to know of humanity’s domestic imperfections extending light years away.
“Remember, Mars wasn’t colonized yesterday – we start our game after two hundred years of history has already happened on the Martian landscape, and as we know all too well from our own planet, the longer we’re around the more complicated things get!”
To differentiate from the Red Faction series, Zachariah wields electrical powers, a staff, and in what appears to be time manipulation, slowing time down to react to threats. By the end of the trailer, we see disfigured human hordes surround Zach in a likely case of the horde being the enemy of Zach’s enemy. To harken closer to a RPG, the Youtube description informs us The Technomancer saddles up different companions to your trek across Mars to track down a rogue Technomancer.
“Mars’ world holds many secrets, and The Technomancer’s quests yield many results depending on how you choose to solve them. Learn more about the world by interacting with the companions who join your party, and level them up as you build friendships with them.”
For those keeping score, Spiders Studios visited Mars in the past with their previous game Mars: War Logs: a budget third-person, dialog-choice-having action game also set on Mars involving Technomancy. It appears The Technomancer will take a much more serious take on the sandy grime of Mars with greater production value. The Technomancer releases sometime in 2016 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.