The first person shooter genre is a very popular type of video game that some might argue might be somewhat over-saturated as of late. Indeed some of the most successful titles have been first person shooters and THQ is looking to get on the action with Homefront – a story driven set in a near future America in 2027 when a now-nuclear armed and united Korean People’s Army invades the good ole US of A. The game is written by John Milius, a veteran writer of war related material as he co-wrote the successful films Apocalypse Now and wrote Red Dawn.
Info about the Game
Homefront is speculative fiction, set in a near-future, post peak oil world that features a significantly declined United States, and a united Korea that has built a massive alliance in East Asia. The game focuses on the collapse of the United States, subsequent occupation by the Greater Korean Republic – a united Korea under the rule of the North – and the American Resistance that fights said occupation. The player is invited to join the American resistance, “using guerrilla tactics, commandeering military vehicles, and utilizing advanced drone technology.” The game will also feature vehicle based 32 player online warfare using dedicated servers. Take a look at a recently released developer diary embedded below.
Homefront is due to launch on March 8th 2011 (North America), March 10th (Australia) and March 11th (UK and Europe). Visit the official site here or visit Gamespot for a hands on impressions post about this upcoming game.
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