Publisher and developer Ubisoft assures fans that the single player campaign for its forthcoming hack-and-slash title For Honor contains a "full experience."
With Ubisoft having recently generated lots of attention through For Honor's successful four day closed alpha test for its multiplayer, the company wants fans to also realize that the game's single player campaign will offer plenty of action as well. As a matter of fact, while discussing the title's solo mode with GameSpot, For Honor's creative director Jason VandenBerghe recently touted the single player campaign as being a "full experience."
According to VandenBerghe's description of For Honor's single-player campaign, players will go on to experience each of the game's warrior classes — samurai, vikings, and knights — as the mode progresses. As a matter of fact, Ubisoft's developers for the title created the solo experience simply for those fans who aren't prone to play online multiplayer, so as to give them a lush adventure all their own.
"It's a full story campaign, a cinematic adventure where you will play as the knights first as the Warden, then you play as the Raider, then you play as the Orochi... You'll play all through three different regions; the knights' homeland, the viking homeland, and the samurai homeland. You'll go on this great adventure... We built the campaign so that if you bought the game just for that, that you would be satisfied even if you never went online and played multiplayer. It's intended to be a full experience."
As shown in For Honor's cinematic trailer for E3 2016, the story for the game's single player campaign focuses on a fictional clash occurring between all three of the aforementioned warrior factions. Apparently, the conflict is being fomented by a warlord named Apollyon, and he is one of the key figures in the campaign as a "pro-war" character.
With a lot of titles as of late completely abandoning story modes altogether in favor of more sumptuous online multiplayer experiences, For Honor's decision to include an outlet for solo gameplay is refreshing to say the least. As one might expect, many fans would even go so far as to make the argument that all video games need single player campaigns, and that Ubisoft's inclusion of the feature in the forthcoming hack-and-slash game is more than welcome.
At any rate, there's still a long way to go before For Honor finally becomes available, so it would be best to reserve judgment as to whether or not its single player campaign can actually hold a candle to the game's multiplayer. Bearing this in mind, though, Ubisoft will surely provide fans with footage to show off what can be expected from the solo mode in between now and its release date next year.
For Honor is set to release on February 14, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.