Homefront: Will you play it?


The newest trailer for Homefront, a video game being developed by Kaos Studios and published by THQ, was released today.

It is a first person shooter that takes place in the year 2027, where American is occupied by a unified Korea that has come under North Korean rule.

The story is written by John Milius, who co-wrote the film Apocalypse Now and wrote and directed Red Dawn.

With the popularity of first person shooters like the Call of Duty franchise and Battlefield in video games these days, it’s a definitely a new spin that hasn’t been really explored before. Soviet Russians, Nazi Germany, and Middle Eastern terrorists, usually play the villain role in these games, but now it’ll be Korea’s (a fictional North Korean controlled Korea) turn.

However, should we be offended? Or at least concerned?

When the EA published game Medal of Honor was nearing its release date, there were political and public concern about giving video game players the ability to play as the Taliban in multiplayer. For some of these people, it must have hit too close too home.

So what about us? I mean it’s clearly fictional. But doesn’t it hit even closer to home for some of us?

As for myself, I’m very interested in how this game is going to play, and whether the story will be gripping and as interesting as it seems so far. The game set to be released on March 8, 2011 in America.