In Homefront, America is invaded by a united Korea and a THQ executive jokingly thanked Kim Jong Il for being so creepy and selling the fiction of the game.
Who doesn't love a great fictional invasion a la Red Dawn? Homefront is set in 2027 where the Greater Korean Republic is united under the North's rule and has nuclear capabilities. The Korean People's Army invades a United States weakened by a failing economy and political unrest, and generally makes everything crappy for us Americans. We fight back though, and Homefront focuses on guerilla warfare against the invaders. Current events makes this speculative plot seem possible, perhaps even plausible, and THQ would like to thank the acts of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il for helping sell the audience on the idea of the game.
"We really appreciate the regime in North Korea for supporting Homefront the way they have," THQ Core Games VP Danny Bilson said. What with their nuclear testing and membership in George Bush's "Axis of Evil," Bilson wanted to thank Kim Jong Il personally for being "really cooperative."
While Bilson was just trying to be funny, I think that this game looks pretty interesting, if only because it's written by John Milius. What? You don't know who John Milius is? Shame on you. He wrote the screenplay and directed Red Dawn (the old one, not the remake) and contributed some of the greatest lines in cinematic history including "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" from Apocalypse Now and the monologue about the shark attack on the crew of the USS Indianapolis in Jaws. You might know him better as John Goodman's character in The Big Lebowski, as the Coen brothers based Walter on their friend Milius.
I honestly can't think of a better guy to write a plot like Homefront. Developed by Kaos Studios and published by THQ, Homefront is due out in March 2011 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PCs.