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GameStop has revealed that they’re all set to be the exclusive retailer for the Collector’s Edition of Ubisoft’s multiplayer Knights-Vikings-Samurai mashup For Honor.
Priced at a wallet-busting $219.99, the Collector’s Edition will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One who want everything the game has to offer. The package includes a copy of For Honor’s Gold Edition, along with a statue, and other goodies:
For Honor Collector’s Edition
- For Honor Gold Edition – Includes Base Game, Deluxe Pack, and Season Pass.
- 14″ Apollyon Statue – Standing at over a foot tall, this highly-detailed statue features an accurate reproduction of Apollyon, For Honor’s main Warlord.
- Exclusive Apollyon Lithograph – The Warlord of the Blackstone Legion seeks to bring war to her enemies in this exclusive Limited Edition Lithograph.
- Origins Note – Go deeper into the battlefields of For Honor as you uncover Apollyon’s previously untold origins. What secrets lie in the past of the Blackstone Legion’s mysterious leader?
- Premium Collector’s Edition Packaging
Both the For Honor Collector’s Edition and the game-only Standard Edition will be released on February 14.
FOUR new trailers highlight For Honor’s Faction War mode, single-player campaign, and upcoming Closed Beta
Ubisoft wants players to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day in 2017 with For Honor, a game devoted to the eternal feud between Knights, Samurai, and Vikings. It’s an absolutely silly premise, but the publisher is building a plot-heavy single-player campaign around the conflict, which is on display in the brand new trailer embedded above:
Three legendary warrior factions – The noble Knights of the Iron Legion, the deadly Samurai of the Dawn Empire, and ferocious Vikings of the Warborn clans – are under threat from a mysterious and bloodthirsty warlord named Apollyon. Storm castles, defeat invading armies, and win epic duels as you battle for the survival of your people.
In addition to the single-player campaign, Ubisoft revealed a bit more about For Honor’s Faction War contest, which appears to be patterned after Mortal Kombat X‘s similarly-named metagame. In For Honor’s Faction War, players will choose a side and earn War Assets after competing in multiplayer matches. Players can use these War Assets to help other players fight for territory, and members of each faction will receive rewards based on their performance during each ten-week season.
Prospective players will get a taste of the Faction War metagame during For Honor’s Closed Beta, which will take place in January, and registration for a chance to join is now available at ForHonorGame.com/war.
Finally, Ubisoft wants to help with your faction decision by unveiling three new trailers (available after the break) that focus on a prominent Knight, Samurai, and Viking:
- The Peacekeeper: Selected from the desperate, the humbled or the devoted, they are sworn to secrecy by unbreakable oaths. Quick and lethal, they fight with a short sword in one hand and a dagger in the other. Peacekeepers are the deadliest duelists of all Assassins, capable of winning a fight before their enemy even knows they are here.
- The Shugoki: Once the guardians of the Samurai, they have become as family. Massive and fierce, their weapon of choice is the kanabo, a huge stick that they only can wield efficiently. The Shugoki might not have the same agility as the other Samurai, but their rock-like resistance and demon-like strength make them an unavoidable force on the battlefield.
- The Warlord: Warlord is a name from an ancient Viking tradition, a name that is earned by only the true leaders in combat, those who are ready to spend their whole life servicing all who need it. Warlords’ shields are as versatile as they are strong and their sword, while simple in design, is sharp and deadly.
For Honor will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on February 14. (more…)
Ubisoft will release Watch Dogs 2, For Honor, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole before March 31, 2017
Ubisoft may have put the kibosh on a new Assassin’s Creed game for 2016, but they have big plans for the rest of their portfolio in the near-term, including an official announcement for Watch Dogs 2. Ubisoft has been teasing a sequel to their techno-thriller for quite some time, so it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that it’s taking over the release window for Assassin’s Creed (at least temporarily).
However, the further adventures of Aiden Pearce won’t be the only game that Ubisoft will release throughout their 2016-2017 fiscal year. The company also plans to launch For Honor, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and a new “high-potential AAA brand” between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.
Ubisoft plans to reveal more information about their upcoming slate of games sometime in the next two weeks.
As always, Ubisoft will have a commanding presence at this year’s PAX Prime expo. The publisher will ask players to take command of four demos on the show floor including Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, For Honor, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, and Tom Clancy’s The Division.
More details on all four demos, courtesy of the UbiBlog, can be found right here:
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Head back to 19th century London during the Industrial Revolution, and explore the city as Master Assassin Evie Frye. Make your way through the Tower of London and forge your own path in a nonlinear Blackbox mission. Get the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Rooks Initiation Kit by pre-ordering the game at booth #1040.
Carve a bloody path across the battlefield in For Honor, the epic melee combat game revealed at this year’s E3. Check out booth #1040 to get your hands on the valiant Legion knights and face off against other worthy foes in the 4v4 Dominion mode. While you’re at the booth, take a picture in the faction gear of your choice (Knight, Viking, or Samurai) and pre-order a copy of the game to get a PAX exclusive shirt featuring one of the factions. Attendees will also be able to check out the skinned For Honor consoles.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
The next leg of the Siege Games kicks off at booth #632. Come play Rainbow Six Siege for the chance to join us at the star-studded Siege Day launch event. Those who stop by the booth will receive the limited edition Rainbow Six Pinny Arcade pins.
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Try your luck in The Division’s Dark Zone at booth #612. Form a group and see if you can extract the legendary loot before another team takes you down. Pre-order The Division at booth #1040 for an exclusive t-shirt.
PAX Prime is less than two weeks away and will be held on August 28-August 31 in Seattle, Washington. I hope you’ve already got your tickets because they’re currently all sold out.
The fighting prowess of historical societies is one of those great lunchroom debates that will never go away. During this year’s E3 Expo, Ubisoft revealed For Honor, a melee fighter that will put all those theories to the test:
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, For Honor drops gamers into the chaos of a raging battlefield during an ongoing war between three Great Factions: the bold Knights (the Legions), the brutal Vikings (the Warborn) and the enigmatic Samurai (the Chosen). For every battle, players can choose which warrior they want to embody amongst the unique Heroes from this pantheon and use their distinct skills and weapons to fight for land, people and honor, decimating all soldiers, archers and opposing Heroes who stand in their way.
For Honor includes both a thrilling multiplayer and an engaging, single-player campaign, letting players conquer their foes alone or with friends. Tense gameplay mixes the skill and ruthlessness of a shooter with the quick, heat of the battle decision-making of team-based tactical games.
For Honor will include a very unique control scheme, allowing players to have maximum control over their weapon. Dubbed the “Art of Battle” system, Ubisoft’s Jason Vandenberghe dove into the nuts and bolts of the control scheme in a development blog at For Honor’s official website. A second trailer, which discusses the control scheme, as well as gameplay from For Honor’s 4v4 “Dominion Mode,” is available after the break.
For Honor is in development for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. No release date was announced. (more…)