Ubisoft will be releasing two new IPs during the first three months of 2017 and one of them is For Honor. The new action title features an intricate and challenging combat system called the “Art of Battle,” and gamers will test their might in a handful of exciting multiplayer modes.
Today, the company revealed For Honor will have a roster of 12 playable heroes. There will be four “true elite warriors,” for the three classes in For Honor (Knights, Vikings and Samurais). The four types of heroes are Vanguards, Assassins, Heavies and Hybrids.
Each hero will have its own unique weapons, armor, skills and fighting style, plus they will be customizable. Progression is also unique to each hero you play as, and certain parts of the system will stretch across both PvE and PvP. When you are finished with a multiplayer or campaign round, you will receive XP that goes toward unlocking new abilities and customization options. Lastly, armor and weapon parts can also be looted in the midst of battle.
In June, Ubisoft announced the game’s story campaign and now they are confirming five multiplayer modes. The five multiplayer modes are Dominion, Brawl, Duel, Elimination and Skirmish. There is split-screen co-op on “consoles,” so sounds like that is not a thing for PC gamers. Ubisoft provided a summary of each multiplayer mode:
- 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.
- Brawl 2v2: 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Elimination In this 4v4 mode, the last surviving player on the battlefield wins the round for their team.
For Honor will host a Closed Alpha from Sept. 15-18, and you can sign up for it here. Interestingly enough, Blue Byte is developing the PC version of For Honor. The developer of course is “devoted to [creating] a tailored and fully optimized experience on PC.”
Additionally, For Honor is getting its own Collector’s Case, which is available only through Uplay. The Collector’s Case has “premium digital and physical content along with three 1/3 scale full metal faction helmet replicas and the season pass.” For a look at what exactly comes with the case, check out Ubisoft’s list here:
- 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
BPre-ordering For Honor will net you the Legacy Battle Pack. This is made up of three hero outfits, plus three armor styles Warden, Raider and Kensei can all wear. For Honor will be debut on Feb. 14, 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Stick around for more We Write Things goodness.
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