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For Honor videos, closed beta date

For Honor videos, closed beta date

Ubisoft has released lots of new media content of For Honor, the publisher's upcoming action hack and slash game. The closed beta will be made available in January 2017 and some rewards will be given to participants (details inside). 12 warriors are available across the three factions and three new heroes are revealed today: heavy warriors Shugoki (Samurai), Warlord (Viking), and the assassin Peacekeeper (Knight). Also a new story trailer revealing more about Apollyon and brand new screens. The game will launch on February 14.



UBISOFT ANNOUNCES FOR HONOR™ CLOSED BETA COMING JANUARY 2017

Join the Closed Beta and Help Determine Which Faction Reigns Supreme in War of the Factions Cross-Platform Competitive Metagame


SAN FRANCISCO — December 14, 2016 — Today, Ubisoft® announced that the For Honor Closed Beta will be available in January 2017. Players will be able to step onto the war-torn lands of Ashfeld, Valkenheim and Myre with brand new multiplayer experiences that showcase the age old war between Vikings, Samurai and Knights.

Coinciding with the closed beta, Ubisoft will launch War of the Factions, a pre-launch limited time event that will answer the question: When the might Vikings, Samurai and Knights finally collide on the same battlefield…who will reign supreme?

War of the Factions will track all multiplayer activity across all platforms in the closed beta launching January 2017. Rewards will be given to warriors participating in the beta as well as the winning faction.

Players can charge into battle with a cast of 12 unique heroes across the three Factions. Today, Ubisoft showcased two new Heavy heroes, the Samurai Shugoki and the Viking Warlord, and a new Assassin, the Knight Peacekeeper, which offer even more depth to the competitive multiplayer experience:

• Peacekeeper: Selected from the desperate, the humbled or the devoted, they are sworn to secrecy by unbreakable oaths. Quick and lethal, they fight with a short sword in one hand and a dagger in the other. Peacekeepers are the deadliest duelists of all Assassins, capable of winning a fight before their enemy even knows they are here.
• Shugoki: Once the guardians of the Samurai, they have become as family. Massive and fierce, their weapon of choice is the kanabo, a huge stick that they only can wield efficiently. The Shugoki might not have the same agility as the other Samurai, but their rock-like resistance and demon-like strength make them an unavoidable force on the battlefield.
• Warlord: Warlord is a name from an ancient Viking tradition, a name that is earned by only the true leaders in combat, those who are ready to spend their whole life servicing all who need it. Warlords’ shields are as versatile as they are strong and their sword, while simple in design, is sharp and deadly.

Ubisoft also debuted its brand-new metagame, Faction War, the persistent cross-platform conflict between the Knights, Vikings and Samurai. Players begin by pledging their sword to the faction of their choice. Every multiplayer battle in For Honor impacts the world as players earn War Assets based on their personal performance in matches. These War Assets can be deployed and spent helping players conquer and defend territories. Every match makes a difference as all players contribute to the glory of their faction during each 10-week competitive multiplayer season. Once the season ends, all For Honor players will receive rewards based on the rank of their faction. At the end of each season the Faction War resets and resumes after an off-season period.

Players will learn why these brave heroes have gone to war with one another in the new campaign trailer that dives deeper into the world of For Honor and Apollyon, the main antagonist of the game, who seeks to incite war amongst the various factions. The new trailer details the motivations of the three factions including the Knights of the Iron Legion, the Warborn Viking clans and the Samurai of the Dawn Empire. Players will unravel the harsh and unforgiving world of For Honor as they play through the thrilling story campaign in single player or online co-op.

Players can get a taste of what For Honor has to offer by registering for the Beta at www.forhonorgame.com/war.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios*, For Honor offers an engaging campaign and thrilling multiplayer. Players embody warriors of the three Great Factions – the bold Knights, the brutal Vikings and the enigmatic Samurai – fighting to the death on intense and believable melee battlefields. The game’s innovative combat system puts players in total control of their warriors, allowing them to utilize the unique skills and combat style of each hero to vanquish all enemies who stand in their way. For Honor will be available on February 14, 2017.

For more information about For Honor, please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ForHonorGame and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ForHonorGame. For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, please visit www.ubiblog.com.

*Associate studios are Ubisoft Quebec, Ubisoft Toronto, Blue Byte, a Ubisoft studio.

The Warlord Apollyon (Story Trailer)
Shugoki Trailer
Warlord Trailer
Peacekeeper Trailer

All comments

Commented on 2016-12-14 19:27:00
You wrote its coming February 27th by accident
Commented on 2016-12-14 19:50:28 In reply to AndreasZ94
Thanks.
Commented on 2016-12-15 06:24:37
There's a second technical test going on this week, too. Been playing it tonight. Good fun. I'll probably buy it, honestly.
Commented on 2016-12-15 12:21:15
i was only in this for the single player, but then i heard the entire game, single player included is online only. fuck that. lol
Commented on 2016-12-15 15:26:06 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
i was only in this for the single player, but then i heard the entire game, single player included is online only. fuck that. lol
Yep, no idea why Ubisoft wants to push this DRM again. They know it doesn't work.
Commented on 2016-12-16 17:28:22
If it is any consolation, it seems the single-player campaign was an afterthought, and is bad by comparison with the multiplayer. So no one will be missing much, tbh.

Here's 2 excerpts from the article (link below):

"This is a campaign that feels like an afterthought, an effort to justify the game's AAA price tag. The story is entirely inconsequential - one mission has you slaying fellow Vikings to reclaim four barrels of potatoes, for example - and after 30 minutes playtime, I'm not convinced there's much more to these characters outside of their passion for fighting and stabbing folk. I've already had my fill."

"I've been down on the singleplayer here, I know, but only because For Honor's multiplayer has so much more to offer. It's Knight and day."

EuroGamer - For Honor feels bold, even if its single-player doesn't:
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-14-for-h...
Commented on 2016-12-17 01:53:47 In reply to Sdarts
I think they put some effort in it but its definitely not the focus for sure. Eurogamer was very down on the sp but overall media impressions seem mostly positive. Though i have to say i really want a AAA historical story-driven viking or knight sp game with deep combat. Hopefully god of war will kinda scratch that itch

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