Homefront: The Revolution will release in the Northern Hemisphere spring of 2016, says publisher Deep Silver.

In a gameplay reveal at Gamescom 2015 last week, the long-in-development game showed off how it differentiates from the first Homefront.

Set after the original's North Korean invasion, The Revolution sees the city of Philadelphia under the control of a Korean miltary corporation.

Unlike the first game's more linear story, Philadelphia is presented as an open world, where players are encouraged to engage in freeform guerilla warfare.

Although the gameplay demo (viewable below) bears close resemblance to fellow open-world shooter series Far Cry, game designer Fasahat Salim denied to VideoGamer.com that it's a clone.

"It's obviously not set in a jungle. This is urban warfare, and for us it was very important to actually capture the essence of what it means to be a resistance fighter and get that vibe of guerilla warfare."

The Gamescom reveal was the first substantial look at the game since 2011, when it was announced despite mixed reviews for its predecessor.

Homefront: The Revolution hits new-gen consoles and PC in early 2016.