The Technomancer, the sci-fi RPG set on Mars, releases on June 28 and will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. We previously showed a Gameplay Trailer giving you an overview of the gameplay mechanics of the title, as well as an E3 trailer showing off the chaotic Red Planet with a cover of “House of the Rising Sun” that turns up the heat. Today, we’re unveiling a brand new video that will teach you How to Survive on Mars.
With its terraforming aborted hundreds of years ago, and a murderous sun to boot, the Red Planet isn’t exactly a hospitable place, and every nook and cranny of the forsaken planet holds deadly, lurking threats. Dangerous hybrid creatures, originally bioengineered by the first settlers from the genetic makeup of animals found on Earth, roam the canyons of Mars. Unfortunately, other human survivors can be just as dangerous. Ever since Mars got isolated from Earth, multiple factions have risen, desperate and determined to secure whatever power they may get hold of. You will be able to befriend these factions depending on your actions and your choices throughout the story.
Hopefully, you have all the tools to survive this harsh environment. A diplomatic or a stealthy approach can be helpful for escaping from a perilous situation, but sometimes combat is the only way and the use of your devastating Technomancer powers will be indispensable. Each of your powers can be upgraded by spending points in the skill tree, but they also all have access to 2 mutually exclusive upgrades, changing the way the power behaves. These upgrades, coupled with your handpicked special talents and your choice of equipment and crafting components, will heavily influence your combat strategy, and overall playstyle.
Your technomancy powers compliment your combat stance of choice: fight with the staff, the signature weapon of a Technomancer. Perhaps a blade and gun, the trademark of a rogue? Or, mace and shield, the weapons favoured by soldiers. Just like Technomancy, each of these three stances has its own skill tree, where you can gain new skills, but also improve them through different upgrade paths.
Upgrading your arsenal will be equally important. You can find loot and buy better weapons and armor. Each has its own bonuses, and some of them also have crafting slots, allowing you to further improve their stats according to your preferences and playstyle. You’ll be able to improve damage, resistance, as well as add various special effects such as disruption, resistance to specific damage types, energy regeneration, and more. Improving your crafting talent and learning new construction plans will let you craft more powerful gear.
Forge the destiny of Mars in this epic sci-fi RPG, available June 28 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.