Homefront: The Revolution explores a North Korea-occupied Philadelphia

Homefront is set to return. Crytek Nottingham’s vision of a North Korea-occupied United States will be realized in 2015 with the release of Homefront: The Revolution for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, Deep Silver confirms. While not a direct sequel to THQ’s disastrous 2011 shooter, The Revolution revisits the world created by the earlier game, setting its story in a near-future Philadelphia, four years after the events of the previous game.

The linear, corridor shooter-style approach of the earlier release is also gone, replaced by an open world filled with all of the collectibles, unlocks, and dangling carrot progression that’s marked more recent Crytek releases. The game’s war-torn Philadelphia has become the seat of power for the North Korean leadership, and players — as everyman resistance fighter Ethan Brady — must take the occupiers on using guerrilla tactics.

We’ll have a closer look at the game soon. For now, enjoy the first look provided in these freshly released screens and reveal trailer. The 2015 release features both a solo campaign and some form of cooperative play for up to four players, though how the latter works isn’t yet clear. Stay tuned for more details here and on the game’s official website.

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