News: Spiders plans to release a sci-fi RPG set on the red planet in 2010.
Spiders has announced Mars, an action RPG set on the red planet that will be released on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in late 2010. The game does not yet have a publisher.
In the game, players will take on the role of either Seth, "an elite soldier with a dark past" AKA the brawler, or Pandora, "an ambitious technomancer" AKA the wizard. For now, all we know is that the two characters are the major driving force behind the changing Martian world:
In the destroyed world of Mars, two destinies mingle together. Two beings searching for their identity travel across a broken planet, constantly facing bloody political conflicts which tear the old colonies apart. Often divided, sometimes fighting the same enemies, both are the source of the advent of a new era...
While that description isn't much to go on (although it's description of a search for identity among the Martian colonies sounds very similar to Total Recall
), Spiders has added a bunch of screenshots, some gameplay and more storyline details to the game's official website, which can be found at www.mars.spiders-games.com
We'll have more soon.