THQ Announces Homefront, Kaos Studios’ Next FPS

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Kaos Studios’ previously unnamed FPS follow-up to Frontlines: Fuel of War has now been revealed. Homefront is the name of the game, and it’s in development for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Although not a sequel to Frontlines, Homefront does use a similar near-future, alternate-reality theme to set the stage for its story-driven single-player campaign and robust online multiplayer mode. The game takes place in 2027, 10 years after the United States suffered a catastrophic economic collapse, leading to the invasion and attempted occupation of communist North Korea. You will take up arms in the American Civilian Resistance to fight against the North Korean occupiers and liberate your homeland.

If you’ve seen the movie Red Dawn, the plot probably sounds familiar. And it should because Red Dawn director and co-writer, John Milius wrote the story for Homefront.

“Homefront isn’t about going to war on the other side of the world or battling aliens from another planet; it’s about fighting foreign invaders in your own backyard and defending your right to live,” said David Votypka, design director, Kaos Studios. “Homefront combines the unsettling notion of an occupied America with interactive, player-driven narratives to create a deeply engaging single and multiplayer experience.”

“Kaos Studios is using powerful narrative and environmental storytelling to create a plausible, near-futuristic setting where the people of a once mighty nation must fight to maintain their existence,” said Kevin Kraff, vice president of global brand management, THQ. “This harsh backdrop will be the foundation for an emotionally-charged single-player campaign and an intense multiplayer experience.”

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