The original Homefront launched in 2011 following an amazing marketing campaign. Unfortunately, the campaign was short, and nothing groundbreaking, but it had potential, as well as a cool multiplayer feature. While Homefront 2: The Revolution has been through a pretty rocky development, its latest showing at Gamescom this week has proven that the game still has something to offer, and that it should remain on your radar.
Homefront 2: The Revolution instantly has a look and feel of a Far Cry game, with its open world, choice of approach and selection of weapons at hand. You can still take advantage of drones and remote controlled vehicles to get up close and personal with your foes, and it looks like it could be a lot of fun.
Offering what looks to us like open world co-op with friends, work together to take down Korean outposts, weapon caches and patrols of armoured soldiers using guerrilla warfare tactics, and bring hope and freedom back to the US city of Philadelphia. Homefront 2: The Revolution is set four years after the events of the first game.
As well as the gameplay demo above, the Homefront 2 briefing included a powerful cinematic, showing a young American schoolboy reading a pre-written letter addressing the new Korean powers.