Steelrising, the new hardcore action-RPG from Spiders, launches in just a few weeks, but players who have the game preordered can jump into a closed beta containing the first two areas of the game starting today.If you're looking to try out Steelrising ahead of launch, today is the day! The closed beta starts today for anyone who has preordered the game — either on the official site or on the Xbox store — with the first two full areas to try out before release on September 8th. We picked up the Steelrising achievements a few months ago if you fancy taking a look at what you'll be up against — notice that there's an achievement for finishing the game without using the Oil Burette (Steelrising's equivalent of Dark Souls' regenerating Estus Flasks), so that's probably going to be a tough time. Also note that achievements will not unlock in the beta version, nor will progress carry over to the full game.
Steelrising closed beta now live
Paris, 1789. The French Revolution has been suppressed with bloodshed by Louis XVI and his merciless mechanical army. Aegis, a mysterious automaton masterpiece, must confront the king's army alone to save history in this challenging action-RPG.
Steelrising takes us to 18th century Paris, with Paris ablaze amid the French Revolution. As Marie Antoinette's mechanical bodyguard Aegis, we'll be taking on Louis XVI's automaton army in Souls-like combat, using all manner of particularly fancy weapons and abilities to get the job done or die trying. Probably quite a lot of the latter, but that's just part of the loop for games like this, and while there will be assist options in the game, we understand that these will disable certain achievements so they might not be too much help in going for the completion.
Looking forward to seeing what the retro robots of Steelrising can do? Let us know!