Ubisoft has announced plans to publish Valiant Hearts: The Great War on June 25, a scheme that will see the World War I-era puzzle-adventure game arrive on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
As we mentioned in our preview last year, Valiant Hearts: The Great War stars people attempting to survive the titular Great War alongside their trusty canine companion. According to developer Ubisoft Montpellier, the game will contrast the emotional toll of World War I with an exaggerated, hand-drawn art style, that lends a cartoonish yet melancholy tone to the game's visuals.
On debut, Valiant Hearts: The Great War will be available from the PlayStation Network Store, Xbox Live and via digital download on PC. Ubisoft doesn't specifically mention which PC digital distribution services it will use, but the publisher's own uPlay store seems a likely candidate.
COMING TO HOME CONSOLES ON JUNE 25TH
SAN FRANCISCO, USA - May 7, 2014 - Ubisoft confirmed today that Valiant Hearts:
The Great War, a puzzle-adventure game set during World War I, will release on June 25th,
2014. The game will be available for download on Xbox LIVE for the Xbox® 360 and Xbox®
One, on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4, and PC Digital at
the price of $14.99.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is the story of crossed destinies and broken love in a world
torn apart by war. The emotional journey follows four characters inextricably drawn together
over the course of the game as they brave the battles and difficulties of the Great War with
their faithful canine companion. Friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each as they
help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors brought on by war.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, known for their
work on critically-acclaimed titles like Beyond Good & Evil®, Rayman Origins® and Rayman®
Legends. The title uses UbiArt Framework which allows them to efficiently animate the
game's comic-book style, which consists of a wide-ranging color palette – from the dark
trenches to green forests and snowy fields, and provides stunning scenic variety and visual
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