News about Ubisoft's upcoming multiplayer melee title For Honor has been slow in coming. We saw a bit of it at E3 in 2015 when it was announced, but since then, aside from a preview event, weve been forced to rely on bits and pieces to sate the bloodlust for battle. Ubisoft has seen the pain and finally announced a closed beat for the game coming in January.
The closed beta will feature an event called War of the Factions, where players will take the roles of Viking, Samurai or Knights to an attempt to win the day for their group. All progress will be tracked, with participants getting some rewards, and the winning faction getting a bit extra.
Registration has already begun, with the site offering ore details on loot that will be available and the pros and cons of the three factions.
Ubisoft revealed a bit more on the story driven campaign, focusing on the game's antagonist Apollyon, who is trying to keep the three factons at war, despite their efforts to enforce a peace. The factions will each have four distinct hero types, and Ubisoft revealed The Viking Warlord, the Samurai Shugoki and a Knight peacekeeper. The Ubi blog for the game went into a bit of detail on how the characters play, as well as some of the story for the campign mode.
A trailer was also released showing Apollyon and her quest for ongoing war.
The game is scheduled to be released on Feburary 14 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Be advised that even if you just want to play single-player, the game will require you to always be online, and split-screen co-op will no longer be available as an option when the game launches.