Ubisoft's 2D war story Valiant Hearts: The Great War is out today, and comes highly recommended. The official release also comes with a launch trailer featuring the game's many characters, their fates intertwined by the war and, well, a dog.
In Valiant Hearts, players step into the shoes of various unlikely heroes during the first World War. They are driven by different things -- family, friends and survival -- but come to affect one another in more ways than one. The dog, Walt, becomes an integral part of their lives, and what plays out is a surprisingly emotional story told in 2D puzzle form.
Each character is a different experience, but no matter who you play as or like the most, their lives make for rather moving tales of love and sacrifice. See our preview for more, then grab Valiant Hearts on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 or PS4.