Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
Release Date: February 14, 2017
For Honor is an upcoming hack and slash action adventure game that is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The game was first announced at the 2015 E3 and it is expected to be released in February of 2017. The game is being developed for the PS4, PC and Xbox One. The game has a medieval fantasy setting and allows players to go into combat as either a Knight, a Viking or a Samurai. While the world is set to resemble historical times on Earth, this is a different world where these three warrior classes exist in the same place and at the same time.
For Honor was officially announced at the 2015 E3 during Ubisoft’s official press conference. The game was announced as being both developed and published by Ubisoft and is being worked on in the Montreal branch of the Ubisoft studios. The title was shown off with a debut trailer and Ubisoft released other trailers showing off new aspects of the gameplay. In July of 2015, there was an Accolades trailer released, then in August of the same year there was yet another announcement trailer and The Toyko Games Show had a third new trailer showing off even more of the battles that take place in For Honor.
The game was also shown off and talked about through a brand new video in the 2016 E3 Ubisoft press conference. The new footage showed off one of the fighter classes, the vikings and how those fighters do battle. Shortly after 2016 E3, Ubisoft announced a season pass which was going to be including “a year’s worth” of additional content for the game. In August of 2016, the development team announced the first closed beta, which began on September 15.
Shortly after the closed beta ended, the company announced it had 40 percent more demand on the servers than previous Ubisoft titles. In total, the devs said there were more than 89.6 million battle deaths going on inside the game. On October 5, 2016 the development team announced it had decided to take one feature out of what will eventually be the finished product. Ubisoft said it was removing a splitscreen feature. When they removed the feature they said it was to make sure the game would bring the most amazing experience possible and that the feature was hampering performance.
For Honor has been slated for a February 14, 2o17 release and it will be released for the Xbox One, the PS4 and the PC.
Ubisoft Montreal has said For Honor will have a full story campaign for the single player mode. The story mode will first have players taking on the role of the knights. The player will first play as the Warden, then they will play as the Raider, and then as a different class of knight known as the Orochi. Players are said to have to play through three different regions inside the game’s world. Those areas are the Knights’ homeland, and then the players will be fighting through the Viking homeland, as well as the Samurai homeland.
All of the three key factions that are included in the game are continuously at war attempting to rebuild their various lands and the surrounding areas for their people. In the middle of the destruction that occurred Apollyon the warlord sits in the middle of everything sowing as much chaos as possible. Add to this that the world of For Honor is still largely strewn with ruins that were created when a massive cataclysm struck. Whether or not the factions featured in the game will eventually band together and fight against Apollyon, or whether one or more of the factions are directly allied with the warlord is not yet known.
For Honor will have both a single player story campaign as well as a multiplayer mode. The campaign can also be played as a two-player co-op. The game is set in a medieval world so the battles that take place in the game are fought using medieval weapons and machinery. In addition to being able to play the story mode in the multiplayer mode, there are also several modes that can be played only in the multiplayer mode.
Dominion is a 4v4 game where players try and first demoralize the enemy by killing their soldiers, capturing specific areas and holding those areas. The teams aim to reach 1,000 points and once that happens, the opposing team “breaks” and cannot spawn unless they kill opponents or recapture areas. A win is recorded when one team kills the last hero of the opposing team.
Duel is a one-on-one contest between another player in an arena fight where the goal is to win the best of three rounds. Brawl is the final multiplayer mode. This mode features 2v2 battles where heros will spawn at various points in the map. A player wins this mode when they have taken out the opposing heroes. There is no respawning once a character has been killed until the end of the best of three rounds play.
There are three distinct maps in both the multiplayer and single player modes. Each of the maps belong to three separate factions that are front and center in the game. The Knights control an area known as Citadel Gate. The development team has said the citadel gates guard some of the largest cities in the world of For Honor.
The Samurai factions control an area known as The Overwatch. This part of the world in For Honor is are made up of cliff-side fortresses which oversee massive open areas. The area features a wide array of catapult and ballista batteries. The Vikings hold an area known as the River Fort. This fort is built to defend against river invasion and is armed with catapults in order to take out large numbers of enemies at one time.
While most of the characters in For Honor don’t have specific names that are known at the present time, there is one evil warlord that we have met named Apollyon. The other characters in the game are made up of three different warrior classes, or factions.
The Knights, Samurais and Vikings all have “heroes” that are a subgroup of these factions. The Knights are made up of the Wardens, and the conquerors. The Vikings have the Raiders and the Berserkers and the Samurai is made up of the Kensei and the Orochi.
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game