At Gamescom today, Ubisoft unveiled more details regarding For Honor, including each faction's four warrior types, details on a closed alpha in September, multiplayer modes, and a collector's case.
Each faction (Vikings, Knights, and Samurai) contains four types of heroes: vanguards (well-balanced), assassins, heavies, and hybrids (who also have "uncommon tactics"). Each of these also have their own skills, weapons, armor, and customization options.
The game's multiplayer co-op (including split-screen on consoles) and competitive modes include (text from Ubisoft):
- Dominion: 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.
The For Honor closed alpha runs from September 15-18. To sign up, head over to the game's official site. The game itself comes out on February 14 on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.
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For Honor is also getting a Collector's case, which is exclusively on Ubisoft's Uplay online account system. The Case includes: the deluxe digital pack for the game, the season pass, a collector's box, three helmets for the factions, an exclusive lithograph, and the soundtrack.
If you pre-order the title you get the Legacy Battle Pack that includes three armor outfits.