The game, developed by Spiders Games, will take place on Mars, where survivors of a "great cataclysm" are huddled in slums and ruled by guilds that control the planet's water supply. According to Spiders, the game will feature the clash of technology, supernatural powers, and mystical creatures. Spiders provides a more detailed description of the game:
Today, we are off on the trail of Roy "Temperance," the hero of the game. The war for water that pitted Aurora against Abundance has come to a close, and Roy finally returns to Shadowlair, Aurora's capital city. However, he will not find home there. The city, now under the grasp of the mysterious Technomancers who use their powers to lead with an iron fist, has become a dictatorship against which a handful of resistant civilians fight for survival. Caught in the crossfire, and labeled a renegade, Roy will have no choice but to choose his side, and take arms once again.
Mars: War Logs plunges you into a thrilling cyberpunk RPG on the Red Planet. You will develop Roy and his combat style by choosing from dozens of skills and perks: pure combat, stealth and trickery, or the fierce Technomancer powers. the choice is yours! The real-time combat system requires both reflexes and tactics, while you battle fearsome opponents and Mars' most terrifying creatures in dynamic combat. The crafting system lets players create and modify equipment to maintain an edge over their enemies. Dialogue choices as well as player actions will influence the destiny of the people Roy crosses paths with...and perhaps the fate of all colonies on Mars.
The game is a third-person RPG that is currently slated to launch in spring 2013 on Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network, and PC. The first trailer for the game was released today, and Spiders emphasized that the video does not contain dubstep. That's a gesture that's sure to win over more than a few dubstep-weary gamers.