Three New For Honor Trailers Show Off Samurai, Viking, and Knight Warriors

These characters and others will be in the upcoming alpha.


Ubisoft debuted three new For Honor trailers today at PAX West, focusing on the Samurai, Viking, and Knight classes. The publisher also released official descriptions for each class.

The first video shows off Kensei from the Samurai faction. Kensei is one of six playable characters for the game's upcoming alpha testing period. As you can see, his sword is devastatingly powerful, capable of lopping off a head if used properly.

The second video offers a look at the Raider of the Viking faction. This character, who looks incredibly powerful and wields a huge battle-ax, is also playable in the alpha. Finally, the third video spotlights the Warden of the Knight group, another playable character for the alpha.

Scroll down to see those videos, while immediately below are the official descriptions, as written by Ubisoft.

  • Samurai: History has not been kind to the Samurai. After losing their homeland to sea and fire, the nomadic warriors have ceased their wandering and have rebuilt themselves a new nation under a mighty Emperor.
  • Raider: Previously thought to have vanished, the Vikings have returned to plunder, take new lands, and reclaim their ancient homeland in the north.
  • Knight: Scattered for centuries, the Knights have begun at last to gather again under a single banner: that of the Iron Legion.

As announced previously, the For Honor alpha runs September 15-18. This is a closed alpha, so there is no guarantee that you'll get in. You can sign up for a chance to play the alpha at the game's website.

For Honor launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 14, 2017--Valentine's Day.

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are 38 comments about this story