At this year’s Digital Days Ubisoft announced Valiant Hearts: The Great War, a downloadable 2D platformer set during World War I and inspired by actual letters from the time. Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier on the UbiArt Framework (the same studio and engine that gave us Rayman Legends and Rayman Origins), Valiant Hearts tells the tale of four strangers coming together on the battlefield to help a young German soldier find love in a story about survival, sacrifice and friendship.
Solve puzzles and sneak through enemy lines while doing your best to stay alive. Each of the five playable characters (including the lovelorn German soldier) work alongside the same faithful canine companion at different times, all trying to survive in the trenches while doing their best to hold onto their humanity in the face of loss and tragedy. Though it’s set during a dark time in history, there are lighthearted (and even comical) moments spread throughout the game.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War will be available in 2014 on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One. Check out the announce trailer right here.
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Valiant Hearts: The Great War
ESRB Rating: RP