An open beta for the melee combat action game For Honor is set to take place beginning later this week.
In the game, players can choose to go to battle as one of three legendary warriors of history, knights, vikings, or samurai. You can take part in a collection of different multiplayer modes, including a 4 vs. 4 co-op mode in which you and your friends can take on other players while a mass of AI soldiers clashes around you. There’s also a single player or two-player co-op story mode.
You can read more about For Honor and the open beta below.
The world of For Honor is harsh, yet filled with beautiful wildlands, grandiose landmarks, and majestic ruins. Its hardy inhabitants eke a living as they can in spite of living in a state of near perpetual war. A cataclysm struck a millennium ago, nearly destroying all civilizations. Homelands were sundered, empires burned, and whole nations exiled themselves. From the ashes of this catastrophe, the Knights, Vikings, and Samurai rose again. They struggled to rebuild their nations, trying to recapture the glory of their ancestors.
Carve a path of destruction through vivid, larger-than-life battlefields in For Honor, a ground-breaking action game developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios.
Pierce the fog of war and join bold Knights, brutal Vikings, and deadly Samurais as they battle across lush, challenging battle maps. Master medieval weaponry and participate in brutal, fast-paced melee combat in an engaging story campaign and novel multiplayer modes.
The Art of Battle, For Honor’s innovative control system, puts you in total control of your Heroes. Each has distinct skills and uses unique melee weapons. Combat is designed to deliver the feeling of true dueling without sacrificing accessibility and simplicity. It has been created through motion capture by real martial artists and professional stuntmen to bring the action to life like never before.
Much more can be read about the game, including info on the various game modes, at its official website.
The For Honor open beta will begin on February 9th, and will run until the 12th. You can pre-load the game now so you can jump right in when the beta begins instead of having to wait for it to install.