'Homefront' Sets Release Date For March 8, 2011

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THQ and Kaos Studios felt confident enough in their upcoming domestic warfare FPS "Homefront" to show off an alpha build a few weeks ago, and now they've reached a point where they're willing to commit to a release date. The race to claim 2011 calendar dates has been lively this week, with "The Witcher 2" and "Marvel vs. Capcom 3" both locking down retail appointments. THQ likes March, though, and that's when they would like for "Homefront" to ship.

The U.S. will get the game on March 8, with the U.K. and Continental Europe seeing a launch three days later on March 11, according to an update on the official "Homefront" Twitter account.

If you're currently unfamiliar with "Homefront," don't sweat it; if the "Call of Duty: Black Ops" Castro assassination storyline was enough to trigger mainstream press headlines, you can bet that a video game comparable to "Red Dawn" with a bigger budget and the North Korean army will get some people talking as well. Also, you can feel free to check out the "Homefront" preview that we ran.

Kaos seems to be sticking with Call of Duty-style standards for their gameplay, while infusing things with a provocative story. On the heels of "Black Ops," if "Homefront" does well, it can only be a matter of time before someone releases a game starring Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. And I don't think it's out of the question to think that a picture of Hugo Chavez might be sitting on a game designer's desk somewhere at this very moment.

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