The rather unexcitingly-named Mars War Logs is the latest offering from German development outfit Spiders, the team partly responsible for last year’s above-average yet completely overlooked hack ‘n’ slash fantasy Of Orcs and Men.
This new sci-fi RPG tells the story of Roy Temperance, a talented renegade journeying through the cyberpunk wasteland of Mars a century after a terrible war laid waste to its various colonies. In this Red Faction / Rage-inspired world, water has become the most valuable commodity, and powerful companies wage private conflicts over its control, allied with dangerous technomancers and vicious mercenaries.
Boasting dynamic, real-time combat, skills and perks, customisable gear and upgradeable equipment, Mars War Logs look like it could be a fairly deep affair. There’s also the fact that Roy can influence – through actions and dialogue – almost everyone he meets, and the universe will adapt accordingly. We won’t pretend this will be a contender for Mass Effect’s crown, but Spiders showed some real promise with Of Orcs and Men, and there’s a good chance that Roy’s story will deliver the goods when it hits XBL, PSN and Steam this Spring.
Check out the trailer and brand new screenshots below.
Mars War Logs will be available on Xbox Live, the PlayStation Network and Steam in the Spring. For more information, visit the official site.