We’re getting into release week territory for Homefront: The Revolution have dropped a story trailer to get patriots’ hearts pulsing, showcasing the rise of the Korean People’s Army and the invasion of the United States. We know already of course that a backdoor virus in Korean technology led the charge, allowing the KPA to slip over US borders with little fightback. It’s up to generic man soldier Ethan Brady to rise up with the resistance and fight back, with a promised campaign stretching for more than 30 hours in an open-world Philadelphia.
It’s a “dark and brutal story telling will leave you reeling,” apparently, which is the kind of hyperbole I can get behind. I seriously doubt it can compete with Sega Bass Fishing on that front though.
The will it or won’t it be a piping hot turd situation surrounding Homefront: The Revolution is fascinating to watch, a lot more fascinating than the game, truth be told. The first was an abomination, but it feels like there’s a chance Homefront 2 might be a genuinely good game, however small that chance may be. It’s got a very mid-2000’s PC vibe going on, including some token dodgy animation, but it’s not like there’s a great amount of single-player focused FPS games to choose from right now.
Homefront: The Revolution is out on May 20th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.