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Valiant Hearts: The Great War Coming to PS4, PS3 in 2014

Ryan Clements's Avatar + Posted by Ryan Clements on Sep 10, 2013 // Social Media Specialist

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Ubisoft has revealed one of its latest projects built on UbiArt Framework — known for its use in the marvelous Rayman games. Titled Valiant Hearts: The Great War, this puzzle adventure will follow five characters from different countries as they struggle to survive one of the most devastating events in human history: the first World War. Ubisoft Montpellier is handling development of Valiant Hearts, and aims to launch on PS3 and PS4 sometime next year.

In Valiant Hearts, the five characters are drawn together by one common cause: reuniting a young German soldier with his lost love. As the five suffer through the unimaginable dangers of the trenches, they’re guided by a single canine companion — a German dog separated from its owner during an artillery attack. This dog will not only help the characters survive, but also serve as a guide to players during both action sequences and puzzles.

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The art of Valiant Hearts tackles the tragedy of the war with an almost unassuming innocence. Characters are drawn as caricatures of each nation, and the battlefields are stylized exaggerations of their real-world counterparts. And yet, Valiant Hearts is utterly serious about its subject. The small team of developers at Montpellier (a group of ten) want a younger generation to experience a part of history that’s fast approaching its 100-year anniversary.

In fact, the team has several personal connections to the war. Producer Yoan Fanise had a great-grandfather who served with the French during this remarkable time. Several of this man’s letters make an appearance in Valiant Hearts, lending an air of authenticity and respect to the project.

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Player interaction in Valiant Hearts includes a variety of puzzles to solve. For example, players may have to overcome obstacles with items salvaged from the battlefield, and all the while their trusty dog will assist. For example, players may have to command the dog to crawl under barbed wire in order to fetch a piece for a puzzle. Players can also use the touch pad to interact with the world, like drawing an arc on the pad to throw grenades, or (in much calmer moments) petting the dog.

Valiant Hearts: The Great War aims to tell a touching story in the midst of perilous turmoil. Despite its approachable art style and charming characters, players can expect a heart-wrenching narrative when it launches next year.

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+ luvtoseek on September 10th, 2013 at 12:38 am said:

Surprised @ Ubisoft, this looks like another cool title!


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+ Virtuous_Villain on September 10th, 2013 at 1:05 am said:

Beyond!!! Great to see you, Powerhouse. This games looks cool. Look forward to more information on it.


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    + Ryan Clements on September 10th, 2013 at 11:13 am said:

    Thank you!


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+ IIL0YDII on September 10th, 2013 at 1:12 am said:

Again, its Rayman engine, why not on PS Vita?


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+ AguilarX on September 10th, 2013 at 1:19 am said:

seriously, love you Ubisoft!


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+ XenoNative on September 10th, 2013 at 1:22 am said:

Clements!!…damn I miss you and hearing your voice on beyond. Glad to see you’re doing well.

Looking forward to game!!


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+ TeamGreen615 on September 10th, 2013 at 1:45 am said:

Ryan you need to check out the Commercial for Community Coffee. That’s all I’m going to say.


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+ thunderbear on September 10th, 2013 at 2:13 am said:

Looks beautiful, definitely keeping my eyes on this.


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+ IMP_ervious on September 10th, 2013 at 2:34 am said:

Looks amazing. A definite purchase but, just like with Child of Light, I’d love to have a Vita version.


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+ akisuo on September 10th, 2013 at 3:58 am said:

The trailer literally grips you. This came out of nowhere and is now on my radar. This will be awesome.


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+ GStylez1980 on September 10th, 2013 at 4:53 am said:

Ubisoft is on fire this morning. I will echo everyone else asking for this and Child of Light on the Vita.

Commenters: if you have a Twitter account, don’t forget to tweet at Gio Corsi (@giocorsi) to request these games on Vita. He’s Sony’s new third-party relations director/manager and its his job to work on request like these.


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+ Jisatsu_Kiddo on September 10th, 2013 at 5:06 am said:

i thought this was going to be a vandal hearts game. you raised my hope and smashed them thoroughly.


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on September 10th, 2013 at 5:40 am said:

I thought the point of PS4 was better graphically designed games? Not impressed with cartoons.


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+ Dangisuckatgamin on September 10th, 2013 at 5:47 am said:

Meh, not my cup of tea especially if the PS4 is going to be used to show “better graphics”.


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+ Mando44646 on September 10th, 2013 at 7:21 am said:

no Vita support?


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+ stlthriot on September 10th, 2013 at 7:26 am said:

I’m really loving the UbiArt Framework engine! Beautiful games!


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+ MarkNMo on September 10th, 2013 at 7:33 am said:

This looks like a really inspiring game! I can’t wait to try it!


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+ LordRaoh on September 10th, 2013 at 8:12 am said:

Looks very interesting. Looking forward to seeing more.


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+ Jisatsu_Kiddo on September 10th, 2013 at 8:17 am said:

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son, do you know not all games will be hyper realistic?


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+ martinirage1 on September 10th, 2013 at 8:59 am said:

It’s too bad that Ubisoft isn’t releasing this for the vita. I hope its not because they feel that the vita games aren’t selling as well as they hoped.


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+ ESIASON7 on September 10th, 2013 at 9:17 am said:

Ryan!!!! Yes this would amazing on Vita but since its coming to PS4 st least we can remote play it on the can. Thats some consolation.


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+ xClayMeow on September 10th, 2013 at 9:33 am said:

Creates a console game with touch controls….doesn’t put it on Vita. Say wot?!

What happened to Ubisoft actually liking the Vita?


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+ boxmyth on September 10th, 2013 at 10:31 am said:

This looks amazing.


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+ carcinoGenetcist on September 10th, 2013 at 10:44 am said:

To the naysayers saying that the PS4 was made only for “graphically intense” games…Just look at it though! Not all games have to be hyper realistic. Take Knack, for instance, doesn’t look realistic, but the modeling and animations are Pixar level, probably even better. This game looks beautiful, and it doesn’t even have to be realistic.


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+ Rainwater on September 10th, 2013 at 11:35 am said:

This game looks amazing! I wish it were coming to Vita but I plan to play it regardless.


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+ tusunami on September 10th, 2013 at 11:50 am said:

This has a intriguing concept now this is what i’m talking about originality!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Lil_Mermaid_Girl on September 10th, 2013 at 5:40 pm said:

Let’s see a Harvest Moon or Romance of the Three Kingdoms game on ps4 *-^


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+ MickeyWard09 on September 10th, 2013 at 6:30 pm said:

This looks fantastic.


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