For Honor released February 14th and is a third-person hack and slash fighting game from Ubisoft Montreal. Reviews were above average and the game scored a 76 on Metacritic. Ubisoft has announced that on May 16th they will be releasing two new maps and two new heroes along with a patch for Season 2 of the multiplayer.
Two New Heroes
The Centurion and the Shinobi were both revealed as being the newest additions to For Honor’s roster and boy do they look deadly. The centurion looks to be a hybrid hero with thick armor who wields a gladius. His attacks (from what little can be seen) seem to be centered around being up close and personal to your enemy. It seems as though this hero will be similar to the Warden, but with a shorter range (and possibly tougher).
The Shinobi, on the other hand, appears to be lightning fast and wields kusarigama that he can use to drag enemies towards him. I imagine he’ll have smoke bomb abilities in his repertoire as well. This new speedy hero will surely end up on the list of enemy heroes that you end up cursing every time you see (cough Peacekeeper).
If you have For Honor’s season pass you’ll have access to the two new heroes right away. Otherwise, you’ll have to unlock the Centurion and the Shinobi using the in-game currency.
Two Free Maps
“The Forge” and “The Temple Guardian” are the two featured maps that are set to release March 14th, and they’re a much-welcomed sight. The Temple Guardian is set in a Japanese temple that’s been described by Ubisoft as “beautiful” and “serene.” Think Japanese Maples and flowing fish ponds centered within a temple compound.
The Forge is the other, more hellish of the two maps. A map centered around controlling “a forge” which I believe will be a capture point in the Dominion game mode. The architecture looks far grittier than The Temple Guardian. Smoke and flame cover the battlefield and environment itself is much darker in color.
I plan on hopping back on For Honor on May 16th and giving it another go. The fresh maps and heroes are exactly what it needs right now and Ubisoft has reportedly been doing much better when it comes to fan communication. Stay tuned for more on For Honor as the season develops and we try out the new content.