Spiders showed up at the Nacon Direct to show off their next game, an RPG named Steelrising. It takes place in an alternate universe that sees humanity under attack from robots. However, the game's tech level can best be described as the Revolutionary War, so it's not modern robots. Much closer to clockwork. You play as Aegis, a robot who is helping the humans. Aegis is the personal bodyguard to Queen Marie-Antoinette, and she is given the task of stopping the robot army controlled by King Louis XVI. The catch? To do so you need to find the person who created you.
To do so you'll have various weapons built into your body to make use of. The game promises strategic RPG combat, although with a lot more of an action bend than the usual Spiders game, and a world well worth getting into. Aegis has weapons built into her body, which you can upgrade as she slays people, and there are seven different families of weapons that will change her fighting style. Each weapon family will be unique. While the weapons weren't described in detail, we do know it will include alchemical rifles for when you need to shoot someone who's a long way away. There will also be both light and heavy weapons so you can pick the style that suits you best.
You'll also get a chance to explore the alternate universe Paris, where the game takes place. Some care was put into creating monuments and buildings that existed at the time, such as the Grand Châtelet and the Tour du Temple. You won't be stuck on the ground level either, as you can climb buildings and use balconies to get around, or finding secret passages. Exploration is worth it since you can find side quests about the world.
Steelrising is set to release some time in 2021 on currently unannounced platforms.