Since its announcement, it’s been nebulous how much of a singleplayer campaign Ubisoft’s For Honor would have, with the majority of the game seeming to cater to the multiplayer crowd. However, creative director Jason VandenBerghe has since confirmed that the game will feature a full-fledged story.
The news come via an interview between GameSpot and VandenBerghe prior to the start of the EB Expo 2016.
“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,” VandenBerghe said.
“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.”
Footage of the game’s campaign has been shown in the past, but not to the degree that multiplayer has been showcased. Alas, for anyone who just wants a good Samurai vs. Viking vs. Knight showdown singleplayer experience, this is likely reassuring news. Information about the game’s campaign length has yet to be revealed.
For Honor releases February 14, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
If For Honor truly has a great, robust campaign then this is an easy purchase for me. If it doesn’t, then I might just skip it, as the multiplayer isn’t doing it for me — at least everything that has been shown so far.
Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.