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The Technomancer Makes First Contact With New Trailer

So, cards on the table, I’ve heard of technomancy but I’m not entirely sure what a technomancer is, nor what falls under the remit of such a title. If you’re in a similar position, this trailer for The Technomancer [official site] tells us that front man Zachariah is “a warrior that’s able to harness his bio-electric power into powerful skills and abilities in combat”. Huh, there you go. The rest of the vid shares a lot of new information about French outfit Spiders’ upcoming game, with a focus on combat.

I wouldn’t normally pass comment on how a promo trailer is voiced, but there’s something weirdly hypnotic about how this one’s narrated:

Yes, it is set in the same world as Spiders’ Mars: War Logs but no, they’re not calling it a sequel. They’ve barely mentioned the connection, probably because War Logs wasn’t that great.

Anyway, plenty of “fact bombs” in that trailer, as Alice might say, most notably around the fighting stances you’ll adopt as you fight your way across Mars, now ex-communicated from Earth. ‘Warrior’ marks highly mobile long-ranged melee attacks with enough scope to hit multiple targets; ‘Rogue’ arms you with a knife and gun with a focus on rolls and dodges and similar gymnast-a-thon twists and turns; and ‘Guardian’ hands you a mace and shield and allows you to block and beat foes to death with powerful advances.

Outwith the brutality, there’s plenty of the Red Planet to explore on your lonesome, alongside companions or, if you get close enough, hand-in-hand with lovers. The game’s crafting system pokes its nose in towards the end of the trailer, but we can expect to see more on that before now and The Technomancer’s full release. And that big bastard ant thing with the pincers and the claws and roaring at the end there. No doubt more on that too.

The Technomancer is due in 2016, published by Focus Home Interactive. They’re responsible for that hypnotic voice.

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