For Honor Devs Explain Inspiration for Game

What does your fighting style say about you?

Ubisoft has released a new video going behind-the-scenes of the development of For Honor three weeks prior to the reveal at Ubisoft’s E3 2015 press conference.

In addition to typical b-roll of computer monitors and developer meetings, the video features interviews with creative director Jason VandenBerghe, producer Stéphane Cardin, and other members of the development team.

“This game is about the, sort of, love of combat and the love of martial combat in particular,” VandenBerghe says in the video. “I have always believed – I have this deep belief, actually – that combat is an art form.”

“Are you a knight? Are you a Viking? Are you a samurai? And let you discover what your inner warrior is like,” he continued, “because that’s the whole purpose when a person picks up a weapon they become a warrior, so we want to create that experience in a video game context.

“When I say knight, Viking, or samurai, I’m not asking what your favorite is. I’m asking what you value. People who answer samurai tend to value skill, mastery, honor. People who value Vikings tend to value freedom and expression and enthusiasm and celebration. And people who choose knights tend to value culture and defense and nobility and the codes, that sort of stuff. So it really is this statement about what do you believe in, which is just incredibly powerful. So, that’s the basis of the whole thing.”

For Honor was announced at Ubisoft’s E3 2015 press conference for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.