When world’s most renowned historical warriors go toe to toe with each other, it’s a sight to behold. And when that sight gets turned into a bloody hack and slash video game, it’s definitely a game to get a hold of.
Ubisoft Montreal’s upcoming “current-gen Dynasty Warriors” -that astounded the gaming community with its first Multiplayer reveal and further swooped them by their feet just a year later with its campaign first look — is finally prepared for an closed alpha.
If you’re interested in taking part in the closed alpha, be sure to sign up quick right here . Be warned that allocations for the ‘For Honor’ closed beta are limited so your chances at being selected are pretty low. But of course, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.
As for the closed alpha dates, according to the Ubi Blog, it’s set to run from September 15th up till September 18th. There isn’t much information available regarding what the closed alpha will entail but that should be the least of your concerns as a prospective tester.
For more details regarding the For Honor factions and types of playable characters to choose from, check out the new video released by Ubisoft below which explains each of these in detail.
Each of For Honor’s three factions—Knights, Vikings, and Samurai—gets four types of elite champions capable of storming the field and turning the tide of battle: Vanguards, Assassins, Heavies, and Hybrids,
reads a post on the Ubi Blog
Each one comes with distinct advantages, weapons, and fighting styles; Vanguards, for example, include the Warden Knights we’ve seen in earlier previews, and are balanced, rounded fighters with good defense and attack capabilities. Assassins are fast and deliver rapid attacks that can dominate one-on-one duels, but aren’t as capable at defense and won’t automatically stay in a blocking stance. Heavies are slow, well-defended, and powerful, making them a perfect choice for engaging enemy soldiers on the battlefield; and Hybrids mix characteristics from the other types, creating unique opportunities for players who understand how to use them.
Apart from its story-based single-player campaign, For Honor offers five distinct multiplayer modes: Dominion, which is a four-versus-four turf war-styled encounter; Brawl, a two-on-two battle to the death affair; Duel, which, as it sounds, pits single players against one another; Skirmish, a four-against-four deathmatch-like mode; and Elimination- “a four-on-four match in which nobody respawns and the last player standing wins the round for their team.”
If any of what the game has revealed so far has captured your interest be sure to sign up to For Honor’s closed alpha which kicks off September 15. Otherwise, its full release is due February 14, 2017.
As for the official factions trailer: