Homefront: The Revolution will be released in May 2016, according to U.S. retail giant Target.
The PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One shooter’s release date has been apparently leaked on a reservation card given out by the store to its customers, which clearly states that the game will be released on May 17, 2016. Consumers are given the card after they plonk down the required $1 pre-order deposit for the Dambuster Studios-developed sequel, and reward punters with a $5 Target gift card.
Check out a shot of the card below.
As it stands, publisher Deep Silver has yet to officially confirm a launch date for the sequel, with the company only revealing that the title had been pushed to 2016 last year. It was previously scheduled to release in 2015. In terms of performance, Homefront: The Revolution is targeting a resolution and frame rate of 1080p/30fps on Sony and Microsoft’s current-generation home consoles.
The game takes two years after the events of the original Homefront in the year 2029, with the invading Greater Korean Republic (GKR) losing its grip on western states in the U.S. to the North American forces. Despite this, the GKR’s campaign has had more success in the east, and has captured Philadelphia and turned it into one of its major operating bases. The Revolution will focus on resistance member Ethan Brady in an attempt to retake the lost state.
The sequel was originally in development at Crytek UK following the shuttering of Kaos Studios, the creator behind the first Homefront. After THQ folded in early 2013, Deep Silver picked up the publishing rights to the game to distribute The Revolution alongside Crytek. However, the Homefront IP would ultimately be sold off to Deep Silver’s parent company, Koch Media, with development shifting to the newly-formed Dambuster Studios, with a large chunk of Crytek UK’s staff joining the new outfit.