Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Homefront

Homefront: The Revolution intro, faux documentary released

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Deep Silver has released the opening cinematic to Homefront: The Revolution. Dambusters Studios’ upcoming shooter once again finds the US on the decline, and the intro, America Has Fallen, offers a recap of events up to the current state of affairs in 2029. The new backstory follows an alternate history where Korea rose to power after the Korean War with the aid of the Apex Corporation. To flesh out this new world, the studio also released an 11-minute faux documentary about Apex titled Apex and the Technology of Control.

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Homefront: The Revolution – Hearts and Minds 101 media released

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Homefront: The Revolution’s populace and Merits system is in the limelight today with a new trailer and screenshots. Hearts and Minds 101 demonstrates how and why it’s important for players to get the residents of Philadelphia’s various zones on their side. A revolution without the people wouldn’t make much of a revolution—or at least a harder game. To ensure that the people embrace the cause, players will be able to perform actions that sway popular opinion to their side. Screenshots were released demonstrating the differences between when the people are for or against the occupiers. The Merits system was also detailed. This is the mechanic that unlocks new items in the co-op Resistance mode. Players can start earning Merits now at Homefront-Game.com by completing ‘missions’ to gain Red Rebel gear. To see the kit in-game, players must link their Homefront profile to their Live, PSN, or Steam account.

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Homefront: The Revolution gets new guerilla warfare combat trailer

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Deep Silver has released a new trailer for Homefront: The Revolution highlighting the role of guerilla combat. Titled Guerilla Warfare 101, the video covers ambushing patrols, modifying weapons, and utilizing the day-and-night cycle to get the drop on enemies. Modulars weapons will allow players to quickly customize their weapons, while a toolkit offers access to a variety of items, including IEDs, incendiary devices, and hacking equipment. All of the tools and weapons will be available in single player as well as online co-op.

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Homefront: The Revolution co-op mode trailer, details released

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Deep Silver has detailed the four-player co-op mode in Homefront: The Revolution. The upcoming open-world first-person shooter’s Resistance Mode will allow players to form a Resistance Cell to battle the KPA in story-driven missions throughout Philadelphia. Players will level as they play, unlocking new skills, equipment, and weapon blueprints. A trailer was released to show the mode in action, while a closed beta is currently scheduled to run February 11-14 for Xbox One. Community members who’ve signed up on the official site will also get a chance to take part in stress tests, which are planned for January 29 and February 5 for Xbox One. Also announced is the Revolutionary Spirit pre-order pack, which will come with unique skins and access to select weapons for the campaign.

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Homefront: The Revolution dated, closed beta announced, trailer up

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Homefront’s upcoming open-world sequel The Revolution has been officially dated for May 17, according to Deep Silver. A closed beta is also scheduled for February, but it will only be for the Xbox One version, and gaining access to it will require an Xbox One Beta Token. Deep Silver noted that the best way to get a token is by registering on the official site, since it will provide news on the upcoming promotions with Xbox that will reward them. A new trailer has also gone live to get players up to speed before they hit the streets for some guerrilla warfare, with This is Philadelphia detailing the city’s occupation and its zones of control.

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Watch six minutes of gameplay from Homefront: The Revolution

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After releasing Homefront: The Revolution’s opening cinematic yesterday, Deep Silver has revealed over six minutes of new gameplay footage. The video follows Resistance fighters after they receive a mission to ambush a nighttime patrol in the outskirts of Philadelphia. In addition to conventional weaponry, the group also uses an improvised trap and makeshift explosives to take down armored vehicles, drones, and snipers.

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gamescom – Microsoft: Halo Wars 2, Killer Instinct S3, DVR, more

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Microsoft made a number of announcements at this year’s gamescom. A few of which include the reveal of Halo Wars 2 for Xbox One and Windows 10, currently in development at Creative Assembly, Killer Instinct Season 3, and the addition of Shadow Complex to the backwards compatibility preview program. Speaking of which, Microsoft plans to have up to 100 Xbox 360 titles supported by the November launch. Other announcements included console bundles for Fifa 16 and Halo 5: Guardians, DVR for Over-the Air TV functionality for Xbox One (a subscription-free service, allowing for streaming and transferring between devices), two Halo 5 wireless controllers ($69.99 each), and a chatpad ($34.99). Details, screens, and movies for the games on display can be found below.

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Deep Silver releases new Homefront: The Revolution screens, trailer

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A new trailer has gone live for Homefront: The Revolution. The upcoming open-world shooter from Deep Silver Dambuster Studios switches things up from the original Homefront by eschewing a linear storyline in favor of greater freedom. Players will be able to tackle missions in any order as they lead a band of resistance fighters against an oppressive Korean corporation in Philadelphia. The group must rely on guerrilla tactics to further the cause, such as ambushes, improvised weaponry, and hit-and-run attacks. After inspiring others to join the cause in the single-player campaign, players can take the war online by linking up with others to form Resistance Cells.

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Homefront: The Revolution taking the battle to Philadelphia in 2015

The Red Dawn-esque first-person shooter Homefront left gamers in an America crumbling under the weight of its North Korean overlords, and it doesn’t seem much has changed. Co-publishers Crytek and Deep Silver have announced that the next entry in the series, Homefront: The Revolution, that will shift the action to Philadelphia, where the oppression continues. This time, players will be able to join a new resistance movement that will utilize guerrilla warfare to defeat the occupying Korean forces. The publishers promise unscripted firefights in an open-world city that features a day-and-night cycle, changing weather, recruitable resistance fighters, and items to craft into makeshift weapons. In addition to a single-player campaign, four players will be able to join up in their own group to battle it out in co-op multiplayer.

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Homefront returning in 2014, courtesy of Crytek

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THQ has announced that Crysis developer Crytek will be taking a shot at the Homefront series for the next entry. Kaos Studios, developer of the original Homefront, was closed last June. The sequel is scheduled for release during the publisher’s fiscal year 2014.

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