For Honor
A Samurai battles two knights in Ubisoft's For Honor.Ubisoft

Ubisoft has revealed a brand new IP called For Honor. Being developed at Ubisoft Montreal the game is a third person multiplayer action game featuring knights, vikings and samurai doing battle.

You can watch the announcement trailer below...

For Honor was revealed with the CG trailer followed by a live stage demo (embedded below) introduced by Ubi Montreal's eccentric creative director Jason Vandenberghe. What we saw was a 4 on 4 multiplayer game including AI opponents on each side of the battle.

Each game focuses on individual sword fights which the developers hope will be depicted realistically, with heavy weaponry feeling as such with blocks and parries. On a larger scale the game looks like something akin to a more contained Dynasty Warriors, but the emphasis is certainly on these one-on-one duels.

Artwork for the game features three kinds of warrior. Knights - referred to as The Legion - vikings - referred to as The Warborn - and samurai - referred to as The Chosen. The multiplayer gameplay shows different kinds of warrior interacting and fighting each other.

An official synopsis reads:

Carve a path of destruction through the battlefield in For Honor, a brand-new game developed by the renowned Ubisoft Montreal studio.

Enter the chaos of a raging war as a bold knight, brutal viking, or mysterious samurai, three of the greatest warrior legacies. For Honor is a fast-paced, competitive experience mixing skill, strategy, and team play with visceral melee combat.

The Art of Battle, For Honor's innovative control system, puts you in total control of your heroes, each with distinct skills and weapons, as you fight for land, glory, and honor. As a skilled warrior on an intense, believable battleground, you annihilate all soldiers, archers, and opposing heroes who stand in your way.

No release details were announced but fans were invited to sign up for more details at forhonorgame.com.

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