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.