The Technomancer, an upcoming sci-fi RPG from Focus Home and Bound by Flame developer Spiders, finally gets a bit more clarity on gameplay courtesy of a trailer released today. The game centers around the war for the most precious resource on the Martian landscape: water. Players take the role of a Technomancer named Zachariah, a member of a warrior caste of soldiers able to harness powerful lightning courtesy of their body implants. Here’s a little nibble about the game from the developers themselves:
The Technomancer is a roleplaying game at heart and it starts from the character creation screen, where you will customize your appearance and make your first character development decisions. During the 40 hours of quests, you’ll earn precious experience points, that will let you further develop your character through 4 skill trees tied to 3 different combat stances and your technomancer powers. These will help you face the many dangers of Mars: other human survivors and mutants, as well as the numerous hybrid creatures bioengineered by the first human settlers.
You will also learn talents that will be useful during the exploration phases. Along your journey you’ll recruit many companions each with their own story, behaviour, moral code, special quests and talents, that assist you in combat as well as exploration. Steel yourself and your companions with better armor pieces and weapons, and further improve your equipment with the crafting system. All along your journey, you’ll create a unique hero (or anti-hero) and story that reflects the choices, friends and enemies you made.
The team didn’t shy away from showing off the game in a big way. The trailer shows a lot of the locations we’ll visit in the game, but also focuses on customization, the tech tree, and large swaths of combat and calm moments.
The Tecnhomancer will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC on June 21.