Ubisoft has just announced a closed beta for upcoming multiplayer hack and slash For Honor. Along with the main game, a limited time pre-launchevent called War of the Factions will release simultaneously, giving players a taste of battle infused gameplay between vikings, samurai and knights.
Players will have the chance to engage in battles with 12 different heroes from each faction. Two heavy heroes, the Samurai Shugoki and the Viking Warlord, have been showcased today in addition to a brand new Assassin – the Knight Peacekeeper. The details for each hero are as follows:
- Peacekeeper: Selected from the desperate, the humbled or the devoted, they are sworn to secrecy by unbreakable oaths. Quick and lethal, they fight with a short sword in one hand and a dagger in the other. Peacekeepers are the deadliest duelists of all Assassins, capable of winning a fight before their enemy even knows they are here.
- Shugoki: Once the guardians of the Samurai, they have become as family. Massive and fierce, their weapon of choice is the kanabo, a huge stick that they only can wield efficiently. The Shugoki might not have the same agility as the other Samurai, but their rock-like resistance and demon-like strength make them an unavoidable force on the battlefield.
- Warlord: Warlord is a name from an ancient Viking tradition, a name that is earned by only the true leaders in combat, those who are ready to spend their whole life servicing all who need it. Warlords’ shields are as versatile as they are strong and their sword, while simple in design, is sharp and deadly.
For Honor also comes with a single player campaign, which charts the dastardly deeds of bloodthirsty warlord Apollyon.
For Honor is scheduled for release on February 14 2017 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The closed beta will start one month prior in January. Interested players can sign up here.