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  Mars War Logs: Combat Trailer
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02/27/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

For a few weeks, Mars War Logs, the cyberpunk role-playing game by Spiders Studio, has unveiled part of its universe and characters through screenshots and videos. Today, we are proud to present its combat system through a brand new video.

Mars is an hostile planet, where many dangers lurk. Mutants, fanatical survivors, fearsome native creatures from Mars and huge, dozens of meters-long creatures are some of the dangerous enemies you will have to face, in dynamic and intense battles. This 2 minute and a half video is a true survival guide, explaining in detail the combat system of Mars and the possibilities it opens to the player.

To vanquish your opponents, you will have at your disposal a large choice of skills. Melee or ranged attacks, furtivity or Technomant arts, adopt the combat style fitting the situation and the enemies you are fighting. As a true RPG, Mars will let you distribute earned experience points (gained through combat or completed quests) in 3 skill trees, which are unveiled in this video. Players will then be able to specialize, for example in melee or ranged combat.

So precious and rare on Mars, weapons will give you an edge over your opponents: find and scavenge items and components, in order to improve your weapons and armors thanks to the craft system of the game. Finally, today's video also show some of the powerful Technomants' powers. Choosing this path will let you unleash energy waves, lightnings, or create energy shields and electrify your weapons to make them even more lethal!

Mars War Logs will be released in Spring 2013 on Xbox LIVE®, PlayStation®Network and PC.

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About Mars War Logs

Developed by Spiders Studios for Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and PC, Mars War Logs is a brand new sci-fi role-playing game with a wide variety of quests, tactical dynamic combat, and extensive character specialization through different skill trees and a complete craft system.

Mars War Logs takes you to the red planet over a century after the catastrophe that threw the planet and its colonists into chaos. Water has become the most precious resource on the arid planet with a few companies fighting a perpetual war for its control.

In the middle of this struggle, players take on the role of Roy Temperance, a renegade with multiple talents, and plunge into a thrilling cyberpunk RPG on the Red Planet! Players develop Roy and his combat style by choosing among dozens of skills and perks, and fight for his life in dynamic real-time combat against the fearsome creatures of Mars. The crafting system lets players create and modify equipment to maintain an edge over enemies. Dialogue choices as well as actions and decisions made will influence the destiny of the people Roy crosses paths with... and perhaps the fate of all colonies on Mars.

Mars War Logs will be released in Spring 2013 on Xbox LIVE®, PlayStation®Network and PC.

About Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, Wargame European Escalation, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway, Cities XL and also Cycling Manager and Farming Simulator.

During first half of 2013, Focus will publish ambitious games such as Wargame AirLand Battle, the sequel to Wargame European Escalation, the impressive real time strategy game from the creators of « R.U.S.E. »™; Mars War Logs, the new Cyberpunk role-playing game from Spiders Studio for Xbox LIVE®, PlayStation®Network and PC, and also the console versions of Farming Simulator, the #1 farming simulation game and international best-seller.

The second half of 2013 will be just as exciting, with the release of the Tour de France official games for consoles and PC; the new adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and Blood Bowl 2.

http://www.focus-home.com

About Spiders Games

Spiders is an independent video game development studio based in Paris, France. Founded in 2008 by several industry veterans who worked most notably on the Silverfall game and its add-on, the studio is mainly specialized in the creation of action/RPG games on PC and next gen consoles, but also has the capacity to realize or participate in the realization of PC ports on consoles. To date, Spiders developed and released Faery: Legends of Avalon, an enchanting RPG on PC, Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network, as well as the console ports of the Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper (Xbox 360) and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes (PS3, Xbox 360) adventure games. Spiders is currently developing Of Orcs and Men, an RPG designed and produced by Cyanide that will be released in 2012 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as Mars and Bound by Flames, two great action/RPG due in 2013 on PC and consoles. All of the studio’s productions use the Silk Engine, Spiders’ own multiplatform engine that allows the team to quickly develop high quality games for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

http://www.spiders-games.com