The Order: 1886 is powered by Nikola Tesla

Inventor Nikola Tesla is making an appearance in The Order: 1886. He’s set to join half-breed monsters lurking in the shadows of 19th century London, playing a pivotal role in the PlayStation exclusive.

Happily, Tesla’s not just a name chosen from a hat. Ready at Dawn promise the character will represent the great inventor’s true genius when he appears as chief scientist of The Order – and he’s bringing some of his inventions with him. The Thermite Rifle you’ve seen in the demo? That’s one of his, shooting clouds of very flammable thermite to be ignited by a spark.

He’s also behind the high-voltage Arc Gun that can zap hostile enemies with a Jacob’s Ladder.

Ru Weerasuriya, CEO and Creative Director of Ready at Dawn says that Tesla is just one of the real figures integrated into the fiction of The Order: 1886 (so we’re expecting more announcements in the future!). He also explains that the character quickly learns that “with great power comes great responsibility… and in the wrong hands, these weapons may prove to be as much a threat as an advantage.”

The Order: 1886 is in development for PlayStation 4, set for release February 20, 2015.

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