Ubisoft to add four new Chinese warriors in For Honor

One of the games Ubisoft is still currently supporting is For Honor, the online third-person melee fighter featuring Vikings, Knights & Samurai warriors. Later this year, fans will get to play as Chinese warriors from the Three Kingdoms era with the Marching Fire update.

The four warriors (five if you count Shidou and Ying as separate characters) from the Wu Lin faction have betrayed their homeland and its citizens, and they are now roaming west. In addition, these heroes will have unique backstories and motivations. They will be available for those who purchase Marching Fire, or players can get them via steel (For Honor’s in-game currency) after the early access period.

Check out the descriptions of the characters below:

The Tiandi

The Tiandi vanguard class characters can use combos and finishers while being agile. Their weapon of choice is the large Chinese broadswords.

Shidou and Ying: The youngest son of the great Emperor, Shidou was the most skilled fighter in his family, but sat fourth in line to the throne. Unwilling to settle for a life of servitude to his brothers, he killed each one of them in one dark, bloody night. Horrified by his own madness, Shidou fled the palace. Now, he prays for his own death in battle to atone for his sins. Unable to find worthy opponents in the Empire, he marches onward to the West in search of death.

Ying served as a royal guard recruit in a great palace. One winter night, the royal guard was ambushed while escorting the queen to a war council. After a bloody battle, all lay dead but Ying and the queen. The queen bestowed her dao sword to the brave fighter and made Ying her personal guard. They rushed home to warn of the attack, but the queen was slain by her own palace guards. While Ying slayed the assassins, the traitors blamed her for the queen’s death. She escaped with only her dao and the royal armor on her back. Now a wanted woman, she travels west. With no patience for the dishonorable work of politics, she brings change the only way she knows how: with her wits and her weapon.

The Jiang Jun

Guan Yu: Guan Yu was a simple peasant who stumbled into conflict and got a taste for war. As he rose up through the ranks, he began to amass a small army. During a battle against an enemy force that greatly outnumbered his own, the general stepped down from his horse with only his guandao polearm. Wishing to spare the lives of many on the battlefield, he challenged the enemy’s best warrior. Instead of facing him, the enemy fired a lone arrow and pierced Guan Yu’s heart. He collapsed, but instead of dying, he rose up and ripped out the arrow. The enemy fled, afraid of the beast that rose from the dead, and a legend was born. Now in his twilight, Guan Yu has no army. Still hungry for combat, he marches for fresh foes in the West to savor the thrill of combat before his days are done.

Guan Yu is a heavy fighter and uses the reclining moon blade. He has high survivability and a strong offensive attack who can face many opponents at once.

The Nuxia

Kaili: Kaili was a bodyguard trained as a dancer sworn to protect a powerful governor. When an army attacked the palace she protected, Kaili rallied nearby allies to help, but she was betrayed by those she trusted. After exercising her revenge on those who betrayed her, she shed her dancer’s robes and donned a warrior’s armor. With a bounty on her head, Kaili turned west, never to trust again, and hungry to engage every fight with a dancer’s grace and a killer’s precision.

Great for one-on-one fighting, her hook swords can be used to isolate and control.  She can use quick counterattacks for short range fighting and connect her hook swords for long range.

The Shaolin

Wei Chang: Once a warrior monk who chose peace during the reckless civil war, Wei was forced to fight when one army brought the conflict to his monastery. While Wei and his monks fought back, the monastery was overwhelmed, and Wei was forced to watch as all his fellow monks were put to death. He would have met the same fate if not for a timely earthquake, which allowed him to escape. Wei vowed to honor his good fortune. He tattooed the monastery’s lost prayers onto his skin and honed his formidable warrior skills. Now, he travels west to spread the word with his staff, fighting to honor his lost brothers.

He’s fast and can counterattack with his staff.

With the upcoming update, For Honor will have 22 warriors, each with a unique weapon and martial arts form. Marching Fire will be available October 16, 2018.

Source: Ubisoft

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