Gamescom 2012: Cyberpunk RPG Mars: War Logs Announced

It’s about time someone cut themselves a slice of the burgeoning pie that is the cyberpunk subculture!

Publishers Focus Home Interactive have announced at Gamescom 2012 a cyberpunk RPG for Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, and the PC. The game is being developed by game studio Spiders, who are also working on RPG Of Orcs and Men.

Mars: War Logs will take place in a post-catastrophic future where water has become the red planet’s most valuable resource, with companies battling for control of it. Players will take the role of one Roy Temperance, “a renegade with multiple talents”.

Based on its trailer, the single-player RPG looks like it’ll come replete with your atypical-RPG’s nasty villains, dramatic in-game cut scenes, and weird creatures.  Gameplay will involve your usual skill trees and character perks, equipment crafting, and real-time combat. Your decisions in-game also have the potential to “influence the destiny of the people Roy crosses paths with… and perhaps the fate of all colonies on Mars.”

The epic adventure debuts in 2013. In the meantime, check out its first trailer.

Keep up to date with Mars: War Logs on its Facebook page.