Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver unleashed a new trailer and some press details for the Resistance Mode for Homefront: The Revolution. The new mode that they introduced allows up to four players to team up together online to take the fight to the enemy.
The Resistance Cells consists of players partaking in narrative-driven scenarios outside of the main campaign mode. This will feature hand-crafted missions by Dambuster and they will regularly update the content, for free, for all the players. You can see what it looks like in action with the trailer below.
Hasit Zala, game director at Dambuster Studios commented about the new mode in the press release, saying…
“Homefront: The Revolution is this team’s most ambitious project yet,” […] “In addition to our epic 30-plus hour single-player campaign, we expect to launch Resistance Mode with 12 Missions, packed with re-playability, and hope to release another 20 Missions within the first year. To ensure our community can always play together, all Resistance Mode Missions will be free to download.”
Gamers will be able to get a small taste of the Resistance Mode with a beta test taking place on January 29th this Friday and on February 5th, next Friday, for the Xbox One. You can register over on the official website for a chance to be selected for the closed beta test.
Additionally, another beta test will run between February 11th and February 14th, exclusively for the Xbox One. This will give gamers something to chew on while they wait for the May release date to roll around.
They also advertised some pre-order bonuses, including the “Red Skull” motorbike skin, which looks like something out of Mad Max: Fury Road. There’s also the golden skin for the Desert Eagle pistol. And a special sniper scope, remote explosives and a marskman rifle for the cooperative mode.
It’s hard to say what the game will be like, but I think most gamers will have a wait-and-see approach. To be completely honest I think Homefront: The Revolution looks a lot more interesting than The Division at this point. At least it has vehicles, an offline mode, an open environment and some interesting gameplay mechanics as far as how AI will react and respond to escalated carnage. My biggest worry with Homefront is in the overall execution of the project and the quality of that execution.
Anyway, you can look for Homefront: The Revolution to go live on May 17th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC in North America, and on May 20th for the rest of the world. For more information feel free to head on over to the official website.