How Ubisoft Montpellier explored WWI's historic background to find keys dates, important battles and more in order to create the game
Developed by Ubisoft Montpellier and due to be available June 25th 2014, for PC, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and Xbox One, Valiant Hearts: The Great War gives players the chance to live a touching yet comical adventure which follows the story of five characters whose destinies cross during the Great War. Valiant Hearts: The team is using the UbiArt Framework to easily and efficiently animate the game’s comic-book style, which consists of a wide-ranging color palette - from the dank trenches to green forests and snowy fields - that provides scenic variety and visual contrast.
The story of Valiant Hearts The Great War focuses on the journey of five people as they brave the battles and difficulties of the Great War following their faithful canine companion. The game is set in the Western Front, a crossroads between World War One's Allied and Central Powers and home to some of the War's most intense military confrontations. All of the main characters are inextricably drawn together, and friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.