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PS4 Exclusive The Order: 1886 Gets New Story and Background Details

by on December 19, 2013 3:31 PM 25

Today Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia released not only a version of the cinematic trailer of The Order: 1886 voice acted in Japanese, but also a new background summary that includes a few new details about the story behind the game. Below you can find a full translation.

It is said that everything began around the 7th or 8th century.

Suddenly mutations appeared in the human genetic code. While the change wasn’t immediately visible, some began to show traits similar to beasts. This turned them into a species different from humanity, and marked the birth of the half-breed (half man, half beast).

Over time the people started to call the half-breed with the names of the monsters of legend. Conflict and confrontation against the monster has upset the history of manking.

Although mankind had the advantage in sheer numbers, it was inferior to the half breed because of their resilience and ovrwhelming regenerative powers.

At last, after a few centuries passed, humanity is presented with a chance to retaliate. Brave men and women viwed to devote their life to the war against the half-breed and became knights. Those knights were named “the Order”

Since then, over the centuries, many knights lost their lives in battle, but the Order never perished.

If a knight is killed, a new successor to his name appears, and throws himself into battle on behalf of Humanity.

In the London of 19th Century the conflict between mankind and the half-breed continued, even in the terrible district of Whitechapel, one of the many districts that will be remembered by the posterity. This area has become a major turning point in the battle over the years.

The development of science and the industrial revolution has become a mighty assets for the human race.

Enormous airships patrol the sky of london, and at times they are at anchor at enormous mooring towers to monitor the city center. The railway powered by electricity has become the blood flow of the city, connecting each district. With their technology humanity has the advantage over the half-breed for the first time.

In this time, when the threat of the half-breed begins to decline, a new threat attacks the knights: A full-scale insurrection in the British Empire. Suffering the poverty brought by the industrial revolution and the disparity between classes, angry citizens take arms and rebel.

And there’s more than those two “enemies” to cause trouble for the knights…

The more I hear about Ready at Dawn’s upcoming game, the more I find it interesting. Not only its graphics look really top-notch from what we’ve seen so far, but the story behind it seems really deep, not to mention the fact that I love Arthurian lore and legends. Hopefully we’ll see a full gameplay reveal soon enough.

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  • Bankai

    When Ready at Dawn finally reveals a gameplay trailer, I’m gonna Banderas so hard, that not even God could stop me.

  • Nick TwinkleToes Setzer

    Still no gameplay … so who cares?

    • DominicansDontPlay

      I do. Have faith. If you have player God of war on PSP, you would know that Ready at Dawn are awesome. Also, if you want to know more about the gameplay, go to Game and read about the interview they made. They described the gameplay, and it looks awesome.

      • British_Otaku

        They won me over with Daxter and their port of Okami despite Capcom’s incompetence, but yeah, Ready at Dawn are pretty awesome.

    • Bankai

      The Justice League and everyone else.

    • Paul

      Lol. Everyone except you.

  • islan

    Lookin’ awesome. And it sounds like they managed to mix Arthurian and James Bond Lore: the Lancelot and Galahad of this game are not the same Lancelot and Galahad of the Round Table–they are merely the successors to the names.

  • Preston queener

    Im really excited. I can’t wait to see how far the order 1886 has progressed from the e3 reveal. Im really looking forward to some new game play soon hopefully.

  • RealityCheck2013

    I WANT! I WANT! I WANT!!! :P :P :P As soon as the guy in the 1st Trailer looked out of the window & i saw good’old LONDAAAAN :D i said ‘I NEED THIS GAME’!!! :P

  • clasifi1 .

    Still no gameplay trailer… Are they planning to show it at E3 2014 ?…If so , it’s likely to be a 2015 release.

    • Joel Taveras

      PR cycles are *usually* 6 – 9 months. With that said, if tidbits of information are now starting to drip out of the hype faucet, I’m guessing we’re looking at in in depth E3 reveal with a fall launch.

    • truthtellerdealwithit

      They was going to show gameplay at the VGAs but it wasnt ready, so i think we’ll see it before E3, and due to release fall 2014

    • Ritsujun

      Dis impatient brat.

  • You are flat out wrong

    A gameplay demo would be a lovely Christmas present. Just saying, SCE.

  • jjjj

    Sounds sort of similar to resistance. Looking forward to this game!

    • Cayal


      • GremDude

        I imagine because it is in England?? That is really the only similarity. LOL

      • dwezel

        they’re both grounded in history but one event happens in both that causes a shift in reality which sends us on an alternate reality… in the order, the event is when the half-breeds start to be born and in resistance, it is when the chimera arrive on earth… both games feature the human race fighting for survival against beasts, and both games feature humans being turned into a monster whether it be chimera or half-breeds. if the order becomes a trilogy, it could very easily follow the exact major plot points as resistance… i’m not saying this game will be anything like resistance, but there are similarities when boiled down to their core points… resistance was my favorite first person shooter franchise of last gen and i’m hoping the order can become one of my favorite third person shooters of current gen

  • Kris Godwin

    Er… Game Informer revealed this stuff months ago.

    Still, I’m super excited for this game. It really does look like a killer-app for the PS4.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    me too

  • Yisa Yussuf

    Set in my City.. albeit hundreds of years ago.. canny wait for this

  • Derek Strickland

    You kick ass,Giuseppe! Always on the ball when it comes to news like this, and you present it in a concise manner with a down-to-earth prose that’s easy for everyday gamers to digest. Kudos!

    • JerkDaNERD7

      This is shitty compared to whats coming. This is a just a game with a story WHOA!

  • Sum Ting Wong

    One question, will it be co op?

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