Homefront: The Revolution opening cinematic reveals a fallen America

Homefront: The Revolution intro vid

“America Has Fallen” is the non-too-subtle title of Homefront: The Revolution's opening cinematic, and that's pretty much exactly what's happened. But the Korean People's Army didn't kick down your door on its way to kicking your ass. No, as it turns out, you invited them in.

The history of Homefront diverges from our own all the way back in the early 70s, when North Korea's Apex Corporation started pumping out the world's best whiz-bang techno-gadgetry. Eventually, phones and tablets gave way to cutting-edge weapon systems—naturally—which the US military machine happily snapped up. But the weight of its wars got out of control, bills went unpaid, and eventually the Democratic People's Republic of Korea played its trump card: It flipped the switch, and the lights went out.

You'd think somebody would've checked for something like that ahead of time.

Anyway, the KPA launched an aid program, poured in supplies, guys, and guns, and before you could say “Please, sir, I want some more,” it was Norks—“Norks” being the made-up Homefront slur for North Koreans—as far as the eye could see. And here we are!

Homefront: The Revolution comes out on May 20. Our hands-on, in which we explain how to be a bad revolutionary, is here.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.