Homefront: The Revolution release date may have been leaked

Homefront: The Revolution will release on May 17, 2016, according to a leak by US retailer Target.

We haven’t heard much about Homefront: The Revolution for a while, but it may be with us sooner than we think.

According to a recent leak by US retailer Target, the title will be launching on May 17, 2016.

The retailer is now accepting pre-orders for the game, and those who preorder will be given a reservation card complete with the rumoured release date.

An image of the card was sent to Xbox Achievements and  displays the alleged release date in two different places.

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Publisher Deep Silver is yet to officially announce a release date for the Homefront sequel after delaying it earlier last year.

A multiplayer beta is coming to Xbox One in early 2016, after the game’s multiplayer mode was shown off at Gamescom 2015.

Homefront: The Revolution is being developed by Dambuster Studios, an in-house developer at Deep Silver.

The project has an unusual history, having switched developers multiple times due to financial problems at Crytek.

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The original Homefront launched for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC back in 2011, and received moderate critical and commercial success.

Despite being a by-the-numbers shooter, Homefront managed to tell a compelling story with some interesting themes.

Set in the near-future, Homefront follows a military occupation of the United States by a unified Korea.

It’s an unusual setup, and one that led to some unique character moments and fun set pieces.

I haven’t played it in almost five years though, so it may not hold up against today’s shooters.

If the rumours turn out to be true, Homefront: The Revolution will be available on May 17 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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