In 2011, THQ released the FPS Homefront, which told of an alternate future where North Korea invaded America, forcing players to join the resistance against the attackers. Despite the possibilities of that premise, the game was met with an underwhelming reception, and when THQ went under the franchise was bought by Crytek. Well, it looks like Homefront‘s new owners still see some potential in this storyline, as yesterday they issued a press release to announce a new sequel, Homefront: The Revolution.
“Catastrophic events have brought the United States to its knees and enabled the Korean People’s Army forces to impose a brutal military occupation. Trapped in this American nightmare, Philadelphia has become a police state, where surveillance drones and armored patrols keep her once-proud citizens at heel, crushing any dissent with totalitarian force. To overcome their oppressors, players will have to engage in guerrilla warfare and use ambush, infiltration and hit and run tactics in thrilling un-scripted firefights. At every turn they’ll find a sprawling open-world city, in which recruiting fellow revolutionaries and building improvised homebrew weapons are just two of the keys to creating a powerful resistance force. The Resistance flourishes far beyond the single player. Homefront: The Revolution supports up to four players in online Co-Op gameplay, where you form your own resistance cell and become renowned as Heroes of the Revolution.”
Be prepared to hear more about this game at E3 next week. Homefront: The Revolution will be released in 2015 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.