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Video Game: The Order 1886
The Order: 1886 is a new third-person shooter currently in development for the PlayStation 4. Developed by Ready At Dawn (best known for the God of War spin-offs) and Santa Monica Studio (known for the main-series God of War games).

The Order: 1886 takes place in an alternate universe Victorian London, where a small set of humanity branched off in the first millennium AD, transforming into monstrous "half-breeds". To fight back against these, The Order Of The Round Table - the titular Order - was created, and through a substance known as "black liquid" the members possess extended lifespans and enhanced healing abilities. Even with those advantages, The Order still struggled to combat the half-breeds until the Industrial Revolution brought improved weaponry to even the odds. By 1886, the half-breed threat has been diminished, but now The Order has a new threat to deal with, in the form of a nascent rebellion fueled by societal inequality...

Tropes:

  • Healing Factor: One of the benefits that the Knights of the Order possess, thanks to the "black liquid".
  • Historical-Domain Character: Promised to be all over the place. One of your squad members is apparently the Marquis de Lafayette (yes, that one). And he's apparently the *youngest* of the Order's current membership.
  • Legacy Character: Each of the Order's members takes up the name of a member of the Round Table, with each new member picking a vacant name.
  • Lightning Gun: One of the weapons that can be wielded.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Given the Victorian-esque setting it was pretty much inevitable. The two go together like...two things that go together really well.
  • Putting on the Reich: The rebels that we have seen seem to invoke a mixture of Bolshevik, Nazi, and Jacobin influences, in particular given their heavy use of the colors red and black. Particularly those red armbands...
  • Steam Punk: Played With. It seems to be part of the aesthetic of the game, and yet they clearly use electronics. The trailer depicts a radio, and a railgun!
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