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New Homefront Trailer is unveiled

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Homefront continues to thrill with its latest, multiplayer trailer...

An image from Homefront's gameplay

Although not far into the year, 2011 has already been an incredible year for gaming. So far, we have seen EA's faith rewarded through the success of Dead Space 2; Sony manage to build on the immensely popular Little Big Planet through LBP 2; and the PS3 fanboys welcome back the 'Halo-killer', Killzone 3.

However, it is the continued dominance of the FPS genre that has captured both our headlines and our interest this year. As well as welcoming top-ups to our favourite franchises - with the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Killzone 3 heading the top of most FPS gamer wish lists - 2011 has also seen, and promised, a fantastic boom in original FPS choice. Leading the way is obviously Bulletstorm, the first substantial release from Epic Games following their success with the Gears of War franchise. Yet, despite its self-proclaimed 'revolutionary' appeal, it is a far more controversial title that many feel is the one to watch for 2011.

Homefront is the latest release from THQ and marks the first big release since the company reimaged themselves. With a dramatic storyline - one which sees the gamer playing as a resistance fighter in a Korean-conquered America - and its powerful images of both mass genocide and Kim Jong-Il, the initial signs certainly looked good. Unfortunately, as the weeks faded so did our interest, with the gaming world instead becoming focused on the imminent - and now subsequent - release of both Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm. Conversely, thanks to this brand new, multi-player trailer that has hit the web today, Homefront fans have finally been given something to respark their diminishing interest:

I will admit, of all the recent trailers I have seen for upcoming releases, this is certainly one of the best. It is fast, vibrant and full of action - key features in any FPS shooter - and looks like it may yet live up to the potential it has created for itself. You can't help but notice the similarities to Black Ops but, bar any frustrating server issues or technical glitches, I think this could result in a better, all-round multi-player experience. Plus, with its featured array of vehicle combat, the game seems to be leaning more towards Battlefield than Call of Duty. Let's just hope however that Homefront's online gameplay can avoid the childish and rather explicit trash talk that continues to pollute the likes of CoD and Halo 3...

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Homefront set to debut tonight on Sky


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