For Honor by Ubisoft


FOR HONOR is a competitive third-person melee fighting game mixing speed, strategy, and team play with visceral close range combat in multiplayer action. It was announced at E3 2015 as the next project for Ubisoft Montreal . The game is a hack and slash video game in development and set to be published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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For Honor is a non-fantasy hack and slash video game set during the medieval period. Players can play as a character from three different factions, namely The Legion, The Chosen, and The Warborn. The three factions represent knight, samurai, and Vikings, respectively. They never existed in the same time period, of course, but this game isn’t too concerned with being historically accurate. Different classes have different abilities and weapons, and customization will be available for players. For instance, the gender of the characters, and the armor worn by them, can be changed and customized.

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Players fight against each other with melee-weapons such as axes and swords. The game features competitive multiplayer modes that can support up to eight players, who will be split evenly into two different teams. When a match starts, players will be accompanied by numerous AI teammates, who assist players.

             A tactical combat system, known as “Art of Battle”, is introduced in the game. Players enter a dueling mode with another player wherein players aim at their opponent with their swords. Players can choose how to place and position their weapons when they are attacking their enemies.

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Game director Jason Vandenberghe said: “The goal is to put on a battlefield, sword in hand, and give you a new way to fight.” Vandenberghe wants to do what Halo did with first-person shooters for sword-combat games.

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For Honor is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2016, with no further official word on an exact release date.

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Official site: forhonor.ubisoft.com

Developer: Ubisoft

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