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Homefront

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: THQ
Developer: Kaos Studios
Release Date: March 15, 2011 (US), March 18, 2011 (EU)

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'Homefront' (ALL) Gets Title Update, Ability Pack, First DLC Details

by Rainier on May 27, 2011 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT

Homefront is set 10 years after the economic collapse of the United States and follows the American Civilian Resistance as they fight to reclaim their homeland from an oppressive North Korean occupation, featuring a personal, story-driven single player campaign and a full suite of multiplayer options.

Homefront is set ten years after the economic collapse of the United States and follows the American Civilian Resistance as they fight to reclaim their homeland from an oppressive North Korean occupation. Featuring a personal, story-driven single player campaign and a full suite of multiplayer options.

The year is 2027. The world has suffered a decade-long energy crisis, and economies have crumbled. Reduced to a mere shadow of the super power it once was, the United States became the target of a North Korean takeover. American malls, suburbs and city streets are now battlegrounds as the civilian resistance fights for freedom. Featuring a compelling single player story crafted by John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Red Dawn), Homefront immerses gamers in an interactive and cinematic FPS experience where they will assume an infantry role or take command of a wide variety of aerial and ground vehicles. In addition to the single-player experience, Homefront will deliver a robust multiplayer experience. In a land stripped of freedom, the brave will fight for their home.

An Xbox 360 update is now available which should improve Homefront’s overall game stability and network connectivity, a summary of a number of the changes can be found below.  In addition, THQ are pleased to provide the “Ability Pack” with this update which will be immediately available after download!

Ability Pack

  • Ice Cold: Invisible on thermal views and airstrike sensors
  • Situational Awareness: Enemy gamertag appears when shot
  • EMP Tactician: Deal more damage vs EMP’d vehicles
  • Short Fuse: Reduced cook time on frag grenades
  • Bomb Suit: Take less damage from explosives

Improvements to:

  • Assist points for vehicle kills
  • Rank Resets
  • Game returns to MP menu instead of Main Menu after leaving a match
  • Max ping limits for server connections (prevent connections to distant servers)
  • Game freeze & hitching
  • Joining Friends feature
  • Beacon errors
  • Party Connectivity; and
  • Various other fixes

THQ announced that the first Homefront DLC offering will be available on June 7th – the “Fire Sale” Map Pack will carry you further into the heart of a war torn and twisted America.  “Fire Sale” will launch first on Xbox Live and features two all-new multiplayer maps. This is just the first small taste of anticipated robust updates that will be coming to Homefront

Also on that same day, the 870 Express Shotgun will be available for download and as a way of saying thank you for your continued support, we are offering a free Premium Homefront Theme that will be provided on the Xbox 360 Marketplace.  Mark the day on your calendar and keep your eyes peeled for further Homefront news and announcements.


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