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Watch gameplay from For Honor, Ubisoft's new knights, vikings, and samurai multiplayer game

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Fighting for honor

For Honor is the first new game announcement from Ubisoft's E3 2015 press event. In footage, warriors from different time periods —  knights, vikings, and samurai —  battle with lethal melee weapons.

Creative Director Jason VandenBerghe demonstrated For Honor on stage with two teams of four battling in-game. In a scene featuring a surge of knights, the four players were surrounded by dozens of other characters that appeared to be controlled by the computer.

For Honor appears to emphasize sword combat with the player setting the position of the sword to block and deliver strikes. It's almost like watching a large multiplayer game with individual fighting game matches happening all at once. For Honor will be playable on the E3 show floor, so we'll have hands-on impressions later this week.