The THQ/Kaos Studios first person shooter, Homefront will be seeing a small delay of one week from its initial release date of March 8, now March 15. The original release date saw Homefront launching against the anticipated BioWare RPG, Dragon Age 2. Additionally, the delay is explained by publisher THQ as “a great opportunity to dominate retail on this date.”
The John Millius (Red Dawn, Apocalypse Now) consulted story, which draws from the Half-Life series, puts players in the role of a citizen in a North Korean occupied America fighting back from occupation. The story will also be dealing with the effects of war on the personal level, something not often explored in videogames. THQ’s Danny Bilson is certainly excited for their shooter to be released:
“I promise you [Homefront] competes with everybody else in the genre; in the shooter genre, in the action genre, or what I like to call the ‘you’re in the movie’ genre”
Homefront‘s delay can’t be seen as a bad move, it was only a matter of time before this decision was made. The title looks good and with a story written by someone who knows his way around urban invasion, playing this particular “in the movie” game will let players live out their own Red Dawn fantasies, except against North Koreans and not Russians. There’s enough in the title that will be there to separate itself from other shooters, but enough familiarity to allow players to jump into the action without too much of a learning curve.
With a unique multiplayer that features an in-game item purchase system that can be adjusted to suit your needs, and a story created with the help of an acclaimed Hollywood writer, Homefront will be something to be that should be on your radar that might just catch you off guard.
The Homefront will be defended on March 15, 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.