Homefront: The Revolution doesn’t paint a particularly pleasant portrait of American life in its latest trailer. Suppressed under the Korean Peoples Army, America has become a shell of its former self. It’s a conceit that has been seen many times, from Red Dawn to the first Homefront game and Freedom Fighters, but The Revolution looks to go to a much grittier place.
Revealed during Microsoft’s Gamescom presentation, the newest Homefront: The Revolution trailer is about perception versus reality. Militant Americans wage guerrilla warfare during the trailer, framed against a voice over by a young student who is giving a speech thanking the Korean Peoples Army for their smart leadership. There’s a sense of tension as rebel fighters sacrifice themselves just to take out an enemy soldier or two.
Homefront’s dark depiction of America didn’t grab the attention of too many gamers when the first game was released, but The Revolution might just turn the tide favorably for itself. The trailer above has some solid theming and the newly released screenshots (in the gallery below) show a game that has some promise.
Homefront: The Revolution is set to release in Spring 2016 for the Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.
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