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For Honor and Forza Horizon 2 Headline August’s Xbox Games With Gold

Xbox Games With Gold is bringing in an all-star lineup for August. Four free games will be available for those with an Xbox Live Gold subscription—two for Xbox One and two for Xbox 360.

For Xbox One owners, Forza Horizon 2 will be available starting August 1st and will stay up until the 31st. Forza Horizon 2 is an open-world racing game released in 2014 to highly positive reviews. The next game in the series, Forza Horizon 4, will be released this coming October, so this may be a good opportunity to jump into the Forza Horizon series before the next title’s release.

From August 16th to September 15th, Ubisoft’s For Honor will also be available. For Honor is a historical, team-based fighting game. While it received middling reviews at launch, Ubisoft has kept supporting it since its launch last year and fixed many of its original flaws.

For Xbox 360, Dead Space 3 will be available from the 1st to the 15th, and Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will tag in on the 16th and will be available for the remainder of the month. Both games will be playable on the Xbox One as well thanks to backward compatibility.

Currently, Microsoft is having a sale on Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. While normally a twelve-month subscription costs $59.99, it’s now on sale for $39.99. The three-month subscription has also been knocked down to $9.99, the same price as a one-month subscription. The sale ends in a few days, so benefit from it while you still can!

Source: Polygon

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There is a New Expansion Coming to For Honor

Players of For Honor can get excited, because Ubisoft announced a brand new expansion for the game that’s coming later this year. The new content will include a new faction and an extra game mode called “Breach.”

The new multiplayer mode will feature 4v4 combat in which players will lead a castle siege. For Honor: Starter Edition will also be available for free this week.

You can check out trailers for the exciting new features below!

Source: Ubisoft E3 2018 Press Conference

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All of For Honor’s DLC Maps and Modes Will Be Free

Damien Kieken, the director for Ubisoft’s upcoming hack-n-slash For Honor, recently announced that all DLC gamemodes and maps will be free. Kieken said that this was being done in an effort to keep the community together, rather than splitting the community up between each map-pack and DLC release. It is possible that Ubisoft may take the same approach from Rainbow Six: Siege, which also features free DLC but allows players to purchase new heroes using real money.

During a presentation by Kieken, he explained, ”
We don’t want to split the community, so everything that’s matchmade [including] new modes and new maps, will be given for free to the players. We’ll also have other free content. We are a big team supporting the game after launch.”

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For Honor will have an in-game currency called Steel, which is earned after each match and can be used to purchase things in-game. This currency will be purchasable using real money, but Kieken stresses that everything in the game can be unlocked through gameplay, and while purchasing Steel is a shortcut, you still can’t skip the progression of the game.

Source: Eurogamer

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You Need a Constant Internet Connection to Play For Honor

According to recent announcements, Ubisoft’s upcoming medieval hack-n-slash For Honor will need to be connected to the internet at all times to play, even in single-player. This was first revealed through the Ubisoft forums and was later confirmed by Ubisoft to GameSpot. To summarize the community representative, UbiJurrasic, For Honor needs a constant connection because certain progression elements are hosted online, for both single-player and multiplayer.

Responding to a forum user, UbiJurrasic stated, “We can confirm that For Honor is an always online experience. Some elements of progression, which is hosted online, are shared across story and multiplayer modes. Players will need to be connected to the internet at all times to play For Honor.”

For Honor comes out February 14, 2017 and is available for preorder.

Source: NeoGAF, GameSpot

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Three New For Honor Trailers Showcase the Mighty Warriors of Each Faction

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For Honor introduces a whole new style of combat to gaming, and you’ll be able to select heroic warriors from any of the game’s three factions to try it out with. There’s a lot to learn about the champions of the Samurai, Vikings, and Knights, and today Ubisoft decided to highlight one class from each faction in a trio of brand new trailers. We get to see the Samurai’s Kensei, the Vikings’ Raider, and the Knights’ Warden in action while a voice-over provides background information on each. Check them all out in the playlist above!

Are you looking forward to For Honor? Which of these factions’ warriors are you most eager to try out? Give us your thoughts in the comments!

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For Honor is Getting a Collector’s Edition and a Closed Alpha

Ubisoft’s For Honor has definitely got gamers interested, pitting Knights against Samurai against Vikings and introducing an innovative new control scheme for close quarters combat. For those of you wanting to try it out for yourselves, Ubisoft announced today that a closed alpha test is coming, lasting from September 15th-18th. This news was accompanied by a brand new trailer for the game, which introduces each of the three factions and their motivations for entering the conflict.

“In the world of For Honor™, an age-old war rages between three legendary factions, each with their own unique lore and gameplay. In this trailer, learn more about the distinct skills of the Vikings, Samurai, and Knights – and what they fight for. Sign up now for your chance to play in the Alpha and win exclusive prizes with the Join The Battle Rewards Program!” — Ubisoft

A few more details were also handed out about the heroes of the title, of which there are twelve—four for each faction. Each group apparently has one of the four character classes in their ranks: the versatile and balanced Vanguards, swift and offensive Assassins, slow and resilient Heavies, and the unique Hybrids that mix and match characteristics of the other types.

Finally, today saw the reveal of the bonuses of the “Collector’s Case” for the game, the most noticeable aspect of which is metal models of the three warrior helmets which represent each of the game’s factions. It will also include the game’s soundtrack, an exclusive lithography, the game itself, and the title’s season pass, all inside a special box. No price has yet been given for this edition of the game, but hopefully we’ll learn it soon. In the meantime, you can see an image showing all of the Case’s contents in the gallery below.

Check out the trailer above to see all three factions in action, and let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to this game! Does the control scheme look intuitive or clunky to you, and is it worth buying the Collector’s Case?

Source: GameSpot (1, 2)

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Ubisoft Gave a Ten-Minute Look at For Honor’s Cross-Cultural Warfare at E3

Ubisoft has unveiled a new trailer and gameplay clip for For Honor during their E3 press conference. Additionally, they announced its official release date of February 14th, 2017. The trailer provides some story context for the game, as well as a cinematic representation of the epic battles that will take place between different warriors from different cultures. Gameplay is shown, which includes a fight between vikings and samurai as the player character cuts through all the enemies in his way, and various mechanics are also demonstrated, such as environmental kills and the various ways to dodge, block, and parry. Players can sign up for a closed alpha here.

Source: Ubisoft E3 2016 Showcase

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Check out For Honor’s E3 Teaser Trailer

Last year, Ubisoft announced an action game based on knights, samurai, and vikings called For Honor. It seems like the company is ready to bring the title back at E3 2016, as they have released a small teaser that shows a viking ship sailing through the storm. The video then displays the text, “they’re coming.” The end of the trailer tells fans to stay tuned to Ubisoft’s E3 conference on June 13th at 1:00 PM PT. You can check out the teaser trailer in the video above!

Make sure to check back in with Gamnesia when we learn more about For Honor at E3 2016!

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Ubisoft’s E3 Lineup Includes Watch Dogs 2, South Park, and More

We’re just over a week away now from this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, and that means lots of press conferences packed full of new trailers and game announcements. As usual, Ubisoft will be among the major companies giving a presentation, and you’ll be able to watch it live here at Gamnesia at 2:30 PM Pacific on June 13th.

In the meantime, Ubisoft is raising hype for their show with a trailer and a partial list of games they’ll be bringing to E3. We can expect to see
For Honor, Eagle Flight, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Additionally, Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch Dogs 2 will make an appearance, and they also have some surprises in store. You can check out the trailer by clicking above!

Source: Ubisoft

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Ubisoft Says For Honor is “More of a Core Game” than a Game for Wider Audiences

In recent years, the gaming industry has been split between servicing two different groups: core gamers and casual players. One side is more dedicated to gaming; the other is much larger and could potentially boost sales exponentially if tapped. But it sounds like one of Ubisoft’s newest IPs, For Honor, will be bypassing those potential boosts in order to focus on the more dedicated fans.

Rather than aiming for mass appeal like they do with some of their other series, Ubisoft’s upcoming swordplay title has been described by CFO Alain Martinez as “more of a core game, less mass market.” It may not be a huge seller, but hopefully the combination of samurai, knights, and Vikings will still prove to be a solid title that sees success among their target, hardcore audience.

For Honor will be one of five big games from Ubisoft released during the 2016-2017 fiscal year, but we have yet to receive a hard release date for its launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. What do you think of For Honor not being intended for mass market? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: GameSpot

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Ubisoft Wants For Honor to Have “Long-Term Appeal”

One of the more exciting revelations from this year’s E3 was Ubisoft’s For Honor, an action game with a heavy sword-fighting focus. Since then, the publishing giant has been active in marketing the title, exhibiting it in various conventions and expos, as well as a closed alpha event, and they have recently published a blog post concerning all the feedback they’ve received. The company stressed a desire for For Honor to have “long-term appeal,” and underlined the importance of an “easy-to-learn/hard-to-master experience.”

Ubisoft also mentioned the topic of balancing. We’ve seen games before, most recently Star Wars Battlefront and the Walker Assault mode, with relatively unbalanced maps favoring one side, and Ubisoft has attempted to put such concerns at ease. So far, only the 4-versus-4 Dominion mode has been shown off, but none of the three playable maps have been shown to give any significant edge to one side or the other.

In addition, there was a significant amount of feedback concerning the playable characters. The game features three factions, which are further divided into a variety of classes with different weapons and play styles. According to Ubisoft’s post-alpha survey, 89.04% of players felt that there was a gameplay difference between the characters available in the closed alpha.

Source: Ubisoft

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The Lethal Samurai Gets Shown in Action in This New For Honor Trailer

Perhaps Ubisoft found it fitting to release a preview trailer for the samurai class in their upcoming game For Honor while at Tokyo Game Show 2015. The trailer above showcases the deadly, ancient Japanese warrior and the special skills players will be able to utilize while on the battlefield.

What do you think about the samurai? Are you more interested to see what the knight and viking have to offer instead? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Ubisoft Shares its Vision for New IP For Honor in this Trailer

During Ubisoft’s E3 press conference back in June, they announced a brand new IP called For Honor. The game is focused on the art of combat, letting gamers play as knights, samurais, or vikings, each with their own unique weapons, armor, and fighting styles. We haven’t heard much about the game since the initial announcement, but today Ubisoft released a new trailer that shares the vision of the game with fans and explores the unique control style. Click above to check it out!

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Ubisoft Announces New IP, For Honor, at Their E3 Press Conference

Ubisoft’s E3 press conference just kicked off, and they’ve announced a brand new IP to showcase to the world: For Honor. This game takes place on the battlefield with different types of warriors from different time periods.

The trailer for the game consistently switches between scenes from several different battles, showcasing warriors such as vikings, knights, and samurai. The game is set to feature a four vs. four multiplayer mode in which two different armies face off against each other. It also features a battle system that centers around attacking and countering, similar to other action games.

Ubisoft ended their talk about the game by stating that E3 attendees would be able to play For Honor on the show floor tomorrow at noon. You can check out the trailer for the game and the multiplayer mode below!

Source: Ubisoft E3 Press Conference

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