When it comes to video games, I much prefer those with swords than those with guns. So when Ubisoft announced a new game this week at E3 2015 that’s all about melee combat, I and many others were quite excited.
The game is called For Honor, and it brings together three of history’s greatest warriors: Samurai, Knights, and Vikings. In it, you and some friends will take on another team of players in a brutal fight. But instead of having just a few players on each side, there’s also a small army of AI soldiers on each side clashing swords around you to really make it feel like a battle.
You can read more about For Honor and see it in action below.
About For Honor:
Carve a path of destruction through the battlefield in For Honor! Enter the chaos of a raging war as a bold Knight, brutal Viking, or mysterious Samurai, three of the greatest legendary warriors. 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 a believable battleground, you annihilate all soldiers, archers, and opposing heroes who stand in your way.
“¢ Choose your hero among the three greatest legacies of warriors: Knights, Vikings, or Samurai. Able to turn the tide of battle and make their faction victorious, each warrior comes with their own weapon set and play style.
“¢ Capture control points, and slaughter enemies with our groundbreaking multi-player mode.
“¢ The Art of Battle control system lets you wield the weight of your weapon and feel the power and impact of each strike.
“¢ Inspire fear in your enemies by customizing your warrior, including your chest, shoulders, and helmet.