THQ to open Homefront, Red Dawn director writing

360, PS3, and PC FPS coming from Frontlines maker Kaos Studios; Apocalypse Now screenwriter John Milius penning story, set in North Korea-occupied US in 2027.

Back in March, reports surfaced that THQ was hiring for its wholly owned subsidiary Kaos Studios, the team behind Frontlines: Fuel of War, to work on an as-yet-unannounced project. Details of the game were not revealed, but job listings for the studio indicated that they were at work on a first-person shooter using "a world-class brand."

Red Dawn was apparently 43 years ahead of its time...

Today, THQ has revealed the game as Homefront, a story-driven first-person shooter set in the year 2027. Penned by Apocalypse Now screenwriter and Medal of Honor: European Assault director John Milius, the game takes place 10 years after the economic collapse of the United States, when the American Civil Resistance fights to reclaim the homeland from the North Korean Occupation. (Apparently this week's nuclear sabre-rattling was just the start.) The scenario is also reminiscent of Milius' 1984 film Red Dawn, which follows a band of teen resistance fighters after the US is invaded and occupied by the Soviet Union and its Cuban and Nicaraguan allies.

Fighting will take place in the disused malls and city streets of a crumbling America, and THQ has promised an "interactive and cinematic FPS experience." Players will also be able to take command of wide variety of aerial and ground vehicles, as well as an infantry role. There will also be a multiplayer mode, though no details were announced.

THQ gave no launch date for Homefront, but did say that new information about the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC game will be unveiled at the forthcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo. For more details, check out GameSpot's E3 coverage live from Los Angeles starting on Monday, June 1.

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ne0man
ne0man

rotfl propaganda plot

SSBFan12
SSBFan12

I am going to pass on this game.

PSFreak1
PSFreak1

it is a propaganda plot lol

gmax
gmax

Perhaps it's a propaganda plot.

Stryker521
Stryker521

Yea right...North Korea...I thought I was dreaming when I saw the flag in the trailer at the end showing Home (American flag) Front (N. Korean flag). They've got so little oil their tanks will barely make it past the DMZ, and they're supposed to have ships to transport their troops to America without being destroyed by the USN Seventh Fleet and United States Forces Korea and USF Japan?? Economic collapse or not, I call BS on this one :)

Gamer4Iife
Gamer4Iife

Soviet Union invading the US? *yawn* :| Well, at least that's more original than shooting Nazis.

ognen
ognen

Assassin's Creed 2 :)

Whitsel
Whitsel

WOW. Thats not unbelievable at all! I am sure something the size of a booger could invade and occupy something the size of a candy bar. Especially considering North Korea's up-to-date ground mechanized force. Ohh wait... :P

pakhair
pakhair

Never heard of this game

nappan
nappan

I could be wrong, the whole game could just be a hunt for a Rogue SK commando... but all you really do is drink the local deer blood and pee into your radiator. Starring Martin Sheen and the corpse of Marlin Brando, and the corpse of Charlie Sheen... what? Charlie Sheen is ALIVE?! Have you SEEN 2 &1/2 men? If that's alive, I want to be dead.

nappan
nappan

@Clinton015: No no.. you miss the point. This is a detailed Sim. In the first 30 minutes, the DPRK fires a low yield "fatman" type mortor at the South Koreans, and probably a missile headed towards (but only PROBABLY hitting japan). After that, you play as both the CO & XO on a Boomer! You spend 2 minutes authenticating orders, then nuke the DPRK. The rest of the game is just played by staring at the ruins of southeast asia and wondering, "why?!?". Yep... surefire hit. THE PRECEEDING WAS SARCASM... for those who can't seem to get that.

hhap52
hhap52

is this the zombie game?

chazzwozzer500
chazzwozzer500

@WizengamotX sorry the greatest empire of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries? ill give you 21st but 19th? are you serious, have you never heard of the british empire? oh dont worry it wasnt that big it only had about a third of the world

Clinton015
Clinton015

umm...am I the only one concerned with the believability of a North Korean Invasion....they couldnt defend against us for more than a week how are they gonna cross the ocean and occupy us?

dark_being
dark_being

Frontlines was a fun game, so I have hopes for this one.

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

This seems to have all the ingredients to become great. And North Korea has one of the best armies in the world, with soldiers up to one million, that's one militarized country; never underestimate that. Even with better resources and technologies, USA already learned that sometimes it's not enough (lol). I believe the North Korean army stands somewhere in the top 5 today, and if USA doesn't deviate to "other means" it could be a pretty even conflict. Of course, actually occupy a country so far away, in this case, would a whole other story completely. No nuclear artillery taken in consideration.

athenian29
athenian29

Ooh, touchy subject matter. I wonder how long it'll be before some uber-suspicious group of soccer moms or PTSD-affected war vets decides to get huffy about this one too, just like Six Days in Fallujah.

BulletsnOctane
BulletsnOctane

Apocalypse Now ... Red Dawn? That's a lot to live up to. I hope they pull it off. This E3 seems to be shaping up nicely. Just a few more days....

starduke
starduke

The only way North Korea could invade the USA is if they allied with China or some other country. They wouldn't have the economy, manpower and military resources, otherwise. Of, course this game takes place ten years after a economic collapse in the USA, so maybe somehow the US military was incapacitated by it. No money to build more nukes and buy more guns. Also, since the economy collapsed and the US army is a volunteer organization that doesn't pay it's soldiers enough, people would be too worried about surviving to join it. It could be like the Great Deppression with tent cities all over the place. People would be out of work and morale would be very low. The USA would be ripe for an invasion, from any hostile nation. Well, at least those are my ideas about how this game could work. I wonder what the game devs came up with. I hope it's a good game. It sounds fun.

Galinoth
Galinoth

I'm living in South Korea right now and I can say that not even SK is worried, and they share a border with North Korea! North Korea should ditch their nuclear program and focus on building giant robots...

asian_pride69
asian_pride69

So Homefront will take on a Red Dawn-esque feel of the story? Sounds good. Red Dawn was a great movie. Can't wait what THQ has more in store in this game for us. Looking forward to it.

Xtiaan72
Xtiaan72

No doubt! It' should have been China..So much for Immersion! I suppose we can pretend it's the Chinese if the game is any good!

WizengamotX
WizengamotX

For any person who has been wondering about North Korea's supposed nuclear prowess: North Korea, recently having detonated one of the smallest, low grade, nuclear devices on known modern record, still does not have the technology to mount a nuclear device upon a war-head. Their missile technology, supposedly, is terribly inaccurate and flawed. Note that the recent and 2006 detonations of nuclear devices by the North Korean government were underground--like those undertaken, (no pun intended,) by the government of The United States of America in Nevada State.

WizengamotX
WizengamotX

Hold on a second, please: how does an illiterate, communist, famished, unindustrialized (with out electricity, except for the capital city of Pyongyang,) nation invade and hold the greatest empire of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty first centuries--our United States of America? :| The Soviet Union reuniting and being granted a seat with The United Nations Security Council is more likely.

Hyperion_1400
Hyperion_1400

I could totally understand China occupying the US. But come on! How the hell a country of 23 million would be able to occupy us for more than week is beyond me. Hell, in WiC we took on an entire Russian expeditionary force with a brigade of National Guard (and 1 nuke) and won. Give us a little credit THQ. @DangerClown: Not if they invade through California ;) Granted, they would still have to deal with the Sandy Naval Base and the USS Missouri(I think it's the Missouri, I know we have one of the two Iowas "stationed" in Sandy).

StealthUS1
StealthUS1

Red Dawn is a bad ass movie! This could be promising, but I agree with you all, North Korea is going to have to eat its collective Wheaties to take over the US. Ill be watching this one thou, if its anything like the movie was in its premise.........o yeas.

Xtiaan72
Xtiaan72

Seriously...North Korea occupying the U.S.....You are talking about a country that can't even feed themselves that is completely surrounded by U.S nuclear subs that can obliterate it in a nano-second... Completely ridiculous

Mickleohb
Mickleohb

LOL at North Korea taking over the US, I know if they have nukes they could mess us up but there's no way they could occupy the country...

DangerClown
DangerClown

MrArmageddon8: Not sure what kind of impact a total economic collapse would have on a nuke or it's silo. I'm betting the nuke and the silo would still be adequate to the task of incinerating the families of any would be invaders.

DangerClown
DangerClown

I like Milius work, especially first Conan movie, but the idea of anyone invading America is just so over the top absurd as to be disintersting...I mean, even nukes aside, the civilian population is more heavily armed than some country's militaries :)

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

Sounds similar to Freedom Fighters as a lot of people are saying. That game is classic, though I have a sneaking suspicion that this game is going to suck.

MrArmageddon8
MrArmageddon8

@ people saying no one can invade the US, if you actually read this article it states that our economy collapsed, this event would make our nation countless times more weaker in a time of war.

l33tek
l33tek

sounds like it will be interesting. will mosdef keep an eye out.

Waldkrieger
Waldkrieger

Please, for the love of gods, stop re-making movies. Iv'e had enough. Here is a tip for the Hollywood idiots: Use imagination, talent, and ART to make new movies. Not rehash old and used things. All the glory and beauty of movies, which is supposed to be an art form, is dying because of this crap trend.

linkdarkside
linkdarkside

lol at some one invading the US ,we are big country and alot of civilians have guns.

spector000
spector000

Someone invades US, and they are communists, and they have AK47, and they manage to occupy it, Deja vu i was sure i played that game about 5 or 6 years ago and it was called Freedom fighters. It was a grate game btw played it 5 times and finished it all 5 times. If it works on vista i might play it again.