Ubisoft’s upcoming hack-and-slash title, For Honor, received a mighty detailed reveal event at Gamescom 2016.
Starting with the game’s playable heroes; there are four classes in total that are divided between three factions: The Knight, Viking, and Samurai.
- Assassins are swift and lethal characters, great duelists with very good offense
- Heavies are the most resistant Heroes, their attacks are slow but deadly. They’re especially efficient for defending a point and annihilating AI enemies.
- Vanguards are well-balanced heroes, with good attack, and defense capabilities and great versatility.
- Hybrids mix elements and characteristics of other types. They are advanced characters fostering uncommon tactics
Each hero is going to feature unique skills, weapons and armor. Their personalities and fighting styles will be akin to the factions they belong to. Hence, you can expect a Samurai hero to be patient while a Viking warrior is most likely to feature abilities that force him to go berserk. Ubisoft also mentioned that players will be able to customize the “look and feel” of a hero.
For Honor has been confirmed for a release on PC. The Windows version is being developed by Blue Byte, a German studio best known for its work on The Settlers. Ubisoft stated that the studio is “devoted to create a tailored and fully optimized experience on PC platforms that supports mouse and keyboard controls, giving PC players the option to choose how they play For Honor.” The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are being led by Ubisoft Montreal.
Ubisoft also announced a Collector’s Edition for the upcoming game which is going to include the following content:
- For Honor Gold Edition: the base game, the Digital Deluxe Pack from the Deluxe Edition, and the full Season Pass
- An exclusive Collector’s Box
- Three 1/3 scale, full metal warrior helmets on wooden stands representing the Knights, the Vikings and the Samurai
- An exclusive lithography
- The game’s original soundtrack
Finally, the publisher revealed five multiplayer modes that will be available on release. Each of these can be played against other human players or bots in split-screen co-op mode on consoles.
- Brawl 2v2 is where each team of two players need to kill the two enemy Heroes to win a round. Skill, awareness, cooperation and the capacity to use the environment to the player’s advantage are key components.
- Dominion is a 4v4 objective-based mode in which two teams of four players fight for control of the battlefield. It’s a mode that relies upon skill, communication and teamwork.
- Duel 1v1 puts two Heroes face-to-face in a fight to the death. Skill is fundamental in Duel of course, but as in Brawl, players have the possibility to use the environment to their advantage.
- Elimination In this 4v4 mode, the last surviving player on the battlefield wins the round for their team.
- Skirmish is a 4v4 Team Death Match like mode. Combat skills are key in this mode as players score points for their team by killing enemy Heroes.
For Honor is scheduled to release on February 14 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Pre-ordering the game now is going to help secure the Legacy Battle Pack, which includes three hero outfits wearable by the Warden, Raider, and Kensei heroes.