Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Homefront

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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