Ubisoft's For Honor recently concluded its special alpha, and hundreds of thousands of players just participated. Ubisoft is calling it one of the company's "largest" closed alpha for any game to date, and it's definitely been a staggering success.
Players spent about 4 hours and 38 minutes in-game while testing modes like Duel, Brawl and Dominion multiplayer, with game time increasing on a daily basis. It even managed to grip Twitch viewers, making the game the second-most watched during its alpha.
WWG's Lucas Siegel played the For Honor Alpha, finding it "just as thrilling" as the first time he played it at E3 back in June. "The game's methodical pace and approach to large-scale combat will surprise most gamers, but once they see how utterly powerful it makes you feel while playing, there's no doubt the For Honor hype levels will drastically increase leading up to the game's launch."
For Honor is a game meant for both single and multiplayer games: You can either go it alone and earn XP and customization options or take it to your friends to see how fast you can cut them down.
The For Honor Collector's Case was previously detailed, with the promise of some beautiful collectibles to go with your game.
The Collector’s Case of For Honor will offer:
• For Honor Gold Edition: the base game, the Digital Deluxe Pack from the Deluxe Edition, and the full Season Pass
• An exclusive Collector’s Box
• Three 1/3 scale, full metal warrior helmets on wooden stands representing the Knights, the Vikings and the Samurai
• An exclusive lithography
• The game’s original soundtrack
If you preorder, you'll also get the Legacy Battle Pack, which comes with three additional outfits according to the faction you choose. Warden, Raider and Kensei Heroes will be able to equip them, and they'll only be available in the Legacy Battle Pack.
If you're interested in trying out the game in its entirety, it's scheduled for release on February 14th, 2017.