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Streets of Philadelphia are war zone in upcoming post-apocalyptic video game

An upcoming video game imagines Philadelphia as a post-apocalyptic war zone.

"Homefront 2: The Revolution," an upcoming video game, is set in Philadelphia in a future where the U.S. has been conquered by North Korea. Credit: GamesHQMedia/Crytek "Homefront 2: The Revolution," an upcoming video game, is set in Philadelphia in a future where the U.S. has been conquered by North Korea. Credit: GamesHQMedia/Crytek and Deep Silver

An upcoming video game imagines Philadelphia as a post-apocalyptic war zone.

"Homefront 2: The Revolution," a video game to be released in 2015, is set in Philadelphia and the Philly skyline is featured prominently in a new trailer advertising the game.

The first-person shooter will put players in the shoes of an everyday Philadelphian who lives in a military state under the control of North Korea around the year 2030.

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Naturally, the Philadelphians rebel violently, and the game showcases the fight for freedom -- while showing a good deal of Philadelphia scenery.

The game is reportedly planned to feature gameplay where players can roam throughout a map of the entire city, fighting the "Korean's People Army."

"Homefront 2: The Revolution," an upcoming video game, set in Philadelphia. Credit: Polygon.com/Crytek and Deep Silver "Homefront 2: The Revolution," an upcoming video game, set in Philadelphia. Credit: Polygon.com/Crytek and Deep Silver

However, developers Crytek and Deep Silver may need to double-check some of their facts.

Above, a screen cap from the game shows an underground subway station with SEPTA's familiar orange Broad Street Line design, but confusingly features the name "Central S---", while the subway line has no such stop.

Additionally, a SEPTA map (seen at left) does not resemble the real-life SEPTA map.

But maybe things will have changed by 2030.

"Homefront 2: The Revolution," an upcoming video game, set in Philadelphia. Credit: Polygon.com/Crytek and Deep Silver "Homefront 2: The Revolution," an upcoming video game, set in Philadelphia. Credit: Polygon.com/Crytek and Deep Silver

 
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