10 Minutes Of Brutal Viking Battle In Ubisoft's For Honor

Out on 14 February 2017, here's a good chunk of gameplay from Ubisoft's upcoming action game, For Honour. Specifically, we're looking at a campaign mission where vikings try to lay siege on a samurai stronghold.

The combat is the main focus of the demo, and it looks like players will have all sorts of options, depending on the faction they are playing. As a viking, for example, you can be a "raider". In this specific instance, the raider uses an axe to savage his enemies. Though the battles are large-scale and happen all around you, you can focus on specific enemies for one-on-one melee combat. Once focused, you can change between stances and fighting styles all of which seem pretty intense. You can also use your environment to your advantage -- at one point during this demo, the viking pushes a samurai into some spikes.

The point of all the bloodshed? To open the gates of the castle, so you can let your vikings in to collect important survival supplies.

And just in case you forgot, For Honor also has knights, because fuck historical accuracy, this is a video game, man!


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    (Combat system) which lets you experience melee combat as though you have a weapon in your hand
    Who writes this shit?

      Well, I think it's safe to say that somebody had something in his hand when he was writing it.

    Game looks fun, though a tad hard to get excited for. Never was a fan of Vikings until I watched History's Vikings. The horned helmets just don't do it for me. That's probably what is blocking me from getting all giddy for it.

    Notice how you target one enemy and the rest just queue up like they are waiting their turn to go to the lavatory.

    The combat looks like it has no weight to it.

    Kind of reminds me of Ryse, which was fun for a hacky slashy no mind game. It helped that I am an avid fan of ancient history, even if it wasnt any where near being historically accurate the amour and the vistas were nice to look at. Plus you got to march over Europe and slaughter people....

      I liked Ryse. Combat was fun, and the graphics were excellent. Never played it after tha 5-6hr campaign though.

    It looks to me like a game based on Assassin Creed's melee combat (the automatic counters at-least)

    Waiting to see more multiplayer though, hopefully it's a bit closer to say Chivalry

    This Valentine's Day, show your loved one how much you care...by butchering your enemies and lasting waste their homes!

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