The Order 1866: Welcome to The Order

“For you were this day in this morn, the best knight in the world; but who should say so now, he shall be a liar, for there is now one better than you.” -Le Morte D’Arthur, by Sir Thomas Malory

Ready at Dawn and Sony will release this new Action-Adventure, third person shooter for PlayStation 4 on 2/20/2015 (Friday). This game is rated M for blood and gore, Intense violence, nudity, sexual content, and strong language. There are two trailers for the game down below.

The music for this game is gorgeous, It’s hauntingly beautiful and will send chills up your spine. The animation is beautiful and the backgrounds are just as gorgeous. The game play looks wonderful as well. I’ve been a big fan of Assassin’s Creed and this has game has that same sort of historical feel to it but with it’s own twist to it. It should prove to be an engaging game that keeps you on the edge of your seat and wanting more.

Here’s what you can expect from the story line, characters, setting, and weapons:

“The setting is an alternative history in Victorian-Era London where an old order of knights keep all of the world safe from half breed monsters, who are a combination of animal and man. In the game’s history, around the seventh or eighth centuries a small number of humans took on bestial traits. The majority of humans feared these half breeds and war broke out. Despite the humans outnumbering the half breeds, their animal strength gave them the upper hand in centuries of conflict.

Centuries later, humanity finds new hope in King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. King Arthur and his like-minded knights take the fight to the half breeds, but Arthur soon realizes it’s a losing battle. Through a mysterious turn of fate The Knights discover Black Water, a mystical liquid that significantly extends their lifetimes and gives them remarkable healing abilities.

Despite this new advantage the half breeds continue to win battle after battle, until the industrial Revolution turns the tide. Engineers are far ahead of their time, inventing technologies such as thermal imaging, Zeppelins, and wireless communications. New weapons belch electricity, ignite clouds of molten metal on top of enemies, and fulfill dual functions as fragmentation grenades and proximity mines.

By 1886, the war still goes on, but the humans almost have martial law. A new threat emerges in the form of the lower classes rebelling against the rich and the social order, with the Knights supporting the well-to-do upper classes and nobles. The game features four main protagonists from the same squad, who each has a given name, and the adopted name of one of the original Knights.

The oldest is Sebastian Malory, the second to bear the name of Sir Percival, and the descendant of Thomas Malory, who in the 1400’s wrote Le Morte d’Arthur, the definitive Arthurian Text. A close friend of Grayson, he is one of the best Knights in the history of the order. Grayson is the third to bear the title of Sir Galahad, and has battled the order’s enemies for centuries. He views Mallory as a mentor, Lafayette as a friend, and Isabeau as a potential love interest. Other than that, little is known about him so far.” (Wikipedia)

“There have long been rumors among Arthurian historians that the Round Table did not fall with the death of King Arthur at the hands of Mordred. Instead, it is argued, a society of Knights known as The Order was born, keeping mankind safe from external threats from a race of creatures that have sought to destroy humanity for millennia.” (theorder.playstation.com)

“Lycan lore has been passed down in legends across different cultures, a common strand in myths across all continents. The stories of a race of Half-breeds, formed from an evolutionary divide in the development of humanity, are surely too consistent to be coincidence.” (theorder.playstation.com)

Characters:

  • Sir Galahad: An expert tracker and hunter whose instincts and skills are legendary among members of The Order. Jaded and numb to the violence he witnesses day in and day out. He’s world-weary with calm, cool, professional demeanor. He is the protege of Malory and the mentor to Isabeau.
  • Sir Perceval/ Sebastian Malory:  Mentor and longtime friend of Galahad, and one of the few who can match Galahad in strength and ability. One of the eldest knights of The Order, he demands respect and ready to work outside the lines of the law when the situation calls for it.
  • Lady Igraine/ Isabeau D’Argyll: She became the youngest member to ever be inducted into the The Order under the teachings of Galahad. One of the most skilled and headstrong Knights. She and Galahad share a mutual respect for one another.
  • Marquis de Lafayette: Recruited for his tactical genius honed during the American and French Revolutions. He serves as Sir Perceval’s apprentice and has become an invaluable member of his squad. He can be impetuous at times, but his passion for for freedom and liberty is only matched by his love of women.

All in all, it looks like it’s going to be a marvelous video game. What do you guys think of it?



(Information found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Order:_1886 , https://theorder.playstation.com/ )

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