Last year at E3, Ubisoft revealed a brand new IP in the form of For Honor, which showed us a massive battlefield of armed swordsmen and knights fighting back and forth, swinging, parrying and stabbing. This year, Ubisoft showed us the single player aspect of the game, along with a story trailer, centered around a puddle of water.
The game makes use of a parry system that sees players flicking the right stick into one of 3-4 locations, allowing you to block attacks from above, below, left or right. We don’t know how many attacks it will take before you are killed, but perhaps the stage demo was set up in a way to keep the player alive for the sake of the demo. Nobody wants to restart a section in front of a live audience.
The campaign will also allow for online and offline co-op, with splitscreen being available for two players to play locally.
Play as a Knight, Viking, or Samurai in a fast-paced and immersive experience, mixing skill with visceral, never-before-seen melee combat. Immerse yourself in a single player tale and embody heroes of all three factions to ensure the survival of your people and foil the plans of the merciless and bloodthirsty warlord, Apollyon.
For Honor is available Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC.