Thursday, May 15, 2014

Far Cry 4 announced!

All we have is this image: 

...well, that image and this image and this other image for the Limited Edition, which you get by preordering the game.  Which I will, of course, do.  Far Cry 3 is...

Well, shit.  Far Cry 3 is my favorite FPS of the last generation, and I would kill for a PS4 up-port - but a straight-up sequel will certainly do, as long as it retains the strengths of its predecessor - and at the very least, the above image suggests the same sort of... attitude as FC3, whose cover art becomes more interesting and frightening the more time you take to soak in the details.  And Alex made a pleasant observation, suggesting that we may have a more interesting hero this time around:
"I wonder that since the villain has a hand on another character's head, you play as that guy. Seeing as that's how the box art worked out last time. Maybe you're a put upon citizen of Nepal instead of FC3's insufferable trust fund baby taking up the white man's burden? God I hope so."
-The Daily Crackpot-
I hope so too - but that's not the only similarity between the covers - it's showcasing the villain, and (perhaps) the damseled male hero/victim.  Look closer.  What's our victim holding?

Oh my.  Where's the pin?

Ha!  Okay, I'm on board.  Press release!

"Today, Ubisoft announced Far Cry 4, an open-world, first-person shooter that delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry experience ever. Far Cry 4 will be available November 18 in North America and November 20 in Europe for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. 
Development on Far Cry 4 is being led by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Ubisoft’s Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai, and Ubisoft Kiev.

In Far Cry 4, players find themselves in Kyrat, a breathtaking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles, and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape.

“Following the success of Far Cry 3, we wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise players and exceed fans’ expectations,” said Dan Hay, Executive Producer. “Given the unique setting, we feel Far Cry 4 will stand out as a top first-person shooter and we’re eager to reveal more about the game in the coming months.”

Customers who pre-order Far Cry 4 will receive the Limited Edition which includes Hurk’s Redemption, a series of three action-packed single-player missions featuring the popular character Hurk from Far Cry 3’s DLC. The Limited Edition also includes Hurk’s signature harpoon gun called “The Impaler”. The pre-order is now available at all major retailers.

Fans can tune into Ubisoft’s Media Briefing at E3 for an exclusive first look at Far Cry 4."
Don't pull an Assassin's Creed and muck this up, Ubisoft!  I'm on board.

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