Yoan Fanise spent 14 years working at Ubisoft, and during that time -- some of which was spent working on the blockbuster series the company is famous for -- he was also somehow able to release one of the smallest, bravest games we've ever seen from a major publisher.
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Owners of Apple-powered devices can now enjoy the first episode of Ubisoft's Valiant Hearts: The Great War for the great price of "free". You might remember Mark was quite taken with the game when it came out last year; you now have chance to check it out, no strings attached.
We've got the first trailer for Valiant Hearts, Ubisoft's fantastic game about World War I, with its own distinct visual style and powerful narration and music. Now, what if we take this visual style, and substitute it for Minecraft? Surprisingly, it works. Kinda.
Could Valiant Hearts live up to that trailer? That trailer. Before the game's release I showed 'that trailer' to my wife. I never show trailers to my wife. After it had finished she looked over at me and burst into laughter in sheer disbelief: there was a single tear rolling down my cheek. That was the fifth time I had watched it. Every time. Every single goddamn time.
Valiant Hearts used to be sneaking up on us, but the WW1 game just hit the prime time with a spot during Ubisoft's E3 conference. And doesn't it just look lovely.
Video: The upcoming WWI saga Valiant Hearts sure looks like it will have a lot of emotions. A reminder to Ubisoft, because I know you're out there reading: Don't you dare hurt the dog. Don't do it. The world beseeches you.
Kirk got to see it briefly last year, but between then and now, I'd forgotten all about Valiant Hearts. I am an idiot.