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Ubisoft reveals new Valiant Hearts: The Great War trailer

Posted on June 9, 2014 AT 05:00pm

At their E3 briefing today, Ubisoft unveiled a new trailer for their upcoming World War Ithemed puzzle-adventure game, Valiant Hearts: The Great War. While we’ve previously seen the UbiArt Framework engine used in such whimsical fare as Rayman Legends, this game shows that it’s more than capable of delivering stark, haunting images, too.

The trailer focuses on the individual stories of three soldiers and one medic and seems to give equal billing to those from both the Allies and Central Powers, humanizing the conflict that left around 17 million dead—10 million military, 7 million civilian. With the 100th anniversary of the conflict approaching, it’s a good time to reflect on the first global war, one that played such a pivotal role in shaping the rest of the 20th century. But Valiant Hearts won’t be about guns, ammo, and trench warfare—it’s about the men and women who gave their lives in perhaps the most brutal battles in world history. The game releases on June 25th on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

Andrew Fitch, Managing Editor
Andrew Fitch, a proud Japanese RPG and serial-comma enthusiast, has been attending E3 for close to a decade now. His least-proud moment? That time in 2004 when, suffering from utter exhaustion, he decided to take a break on the creepy, dilapidated—and possibly cursed—La-Z-Boy at Konami’s Silent Hill booth. Follow Andrew’s adventures in avoiding cursed furniture at his Twitter feed: @twittch. Meet the rest of the crew.

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