E3 2013: The Order: 1886 Details Revealed

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Most of the games shown at Sony's big E3 conference last night had already been seen in February. Though new looks at titles such as Knack and Infamous: Second Son were welcome, most gamers were really waiting to hear some new game announcements. There were a few - Mad Max is being developed by the creators of Just Cause 2, and the Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III announcements were everything fans of those series' could reasonably hope for. Then there is The Order: 1886, the only brand-new PlayStation 4 exclusive that Sony announced last night.

The CG trailer shown at the presentation was flashy, but left a lot of questions about the game unanswered. Thankfully, Sony has provided a short rundown of what the game actually is. The Order will take place in an alternate-history Victorian London where high-tech gadgets co-exist with supernatural creatures. Players will be cast in the role of a knight member of a secret order that has been battling these supernatural elements for centuries.

Sony says The Order has a "unique" mythology and that it will, similar to the Assassin's Creed series, blend real historical places, people, and events with a new game world full of mythical creatures. The game is being developed by Ready at Dawn Studios, the developer best known for creating the God of War games for the PlayStation Portable.

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