Ubisoft introduces The Nobushi Samurai in latest For Honor gameplay [Watch]

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The elegant and fearsome Nobushi Samurai has been shown off in the latest For Honor gameplay by Ubisoft.

Looked up on by many as the leaders of the samurai faction even if they don’t know they are, these warriors wear intimidating masks and their renown on the battlefield inspires dread in those they face. They sound lovely.

As the plot goes, “history has not been kind to the Samurai” and these warriors have lost their homeland to ‘sea and fire’ and have been a nomadic people since then. However, they are keen to set up a new homeland under the leadership of the Emporer – presumably that’s why they’ve come into conflict with Vikings and Knights, despite hailing from literally half the world away.

War of the Factions is a global, persistent, and cross-platform event that brings to life the ongoing war between For Honor’s 3 factions: the Knights, the Vikings, and the Samurai. All Multiplayer gameplay during the For Honor Beta contributes to the global War of the Factions leaderboard.

You can enlist yourself in the War of the Factions by signing up for the Beta. All multiplayer gameplay from all players who participate in the Beta will impact the global leaderboard. The Faction who conquers the most territory at the end of Beta reigns supreme.

Once you are in, you have to pledge your sword either to the Knights of the Iron Legion, the Warborn Viking clans, or the Samurai of the Dawn Empire From the game’s main menu. Once you choose a side, all of your Beta victories will count toward your Faction’s global world score, even if you decide to play individual matches as other Faction warriors.

For example, if you pledge yourself to the Vikings, you will always fight for the Vikings in the War of the Factions, even if you decide to play matches as a warrior from either the Samurai or Knights. Bottom line, you can fight as any warrior, from any Faction, at any time, after pledging.

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