Following an open and closed beta - and more trailers than you can shake a longsword at - For Honor is finally out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. While it's safe to say its tricky combat mechanics have rubbed a few people up the wrong way, our Wes absolutely loved it, calling it the best fighting game he's played in ages
For Honor, Ubisoft's bombastic medieval combat game, is currently in open beta, letting players murder one another as vikings, knights and samurai all weekend. Buzz around For Honor has been fairly strong for a while now and the beta certainly seems to be going down well, should you be interested in giving it a go yourself.
If you do decide to jump in and chop off a head or two this weekend, you'd do well to cast your eye over the video below first. In order to give you the best possible head start, I've compiled a list of five things you ought to try in the beta, as well as a fairly comprehensive breakdown of the different classes on offer.
If you have any thoughts or opinions on For Honor that you'd like to share, feel free to do so in the comments below. Especially if they're about the anachronism of vikings having horned helmets - I have a friend called Greg who does viking re-enactments and that drives him scatty.
"Who would you fight for?" asks For Honor, as we load the game's closed alpha for the first time.
Knights? Vikings? Samurai?
I'm not sure I'll ever be equipped to answer a question like that.
I've been watching For Honor with a mounting sense of excitement for quite a while now. Admittedly this is mostly because it reminds me very much of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, a game I used to play rather a lot. Chivalry is absurd medieval sword swinging at its finest, so I'm very much hoping the similar impression I'm getting from For Honor isn't mistaken.