For Honor’s Closed Alpha Starts On Thursday

The closed alpha test for For Honor kicks off this week, running from Thursday 15th until Sunday 18th September. You’ll have to keep an eye out for an invite in your emails – and can still sign up to register your interest here – but once in, you’ll have a nice, meaty slice of the multiplayer game to sample, with different game modes and the different factions to play as.

For Honor is a crazy mash up of melee combat, pitting medieval knights against Viking warriors and Japanese Samurai to see who’s the top dog of the old world. As I wrote in my preview, it’s like a game that tries to answer a classic playground flight of fancy.

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The alpha will features six characters, the already revealed Samurai Kensei and Orochi, medieval Warden and Viking Raider, but these are joined by two new warriors, the medieval Conqueror and Viking Beserker. In essence, each faction now has two classes unlocked for you to try. And these can be played with across five different mutliplayer modes, which will include the 1v1 Duel, 2v2 Brawl and 4v4 Dominion modes.

For Honor is out on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 14th February 2017, so if you’ve not been lucky enough to have been invited to play, check out the handful of new character trailers below.

And from TGS 2016, the new Samurai trailer:

Source: press release

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