While everyone was having dinner and catching up Game of Thrones last night, Ubisoft decided to reveal Far Cry 4. Despite the fact that the game has been rumoured for a few months now, the reveal was a little out of left-field considering E3 is less than four weeks away.
As rumours suggested, Ubisoft is replacing the sun-drenched beaches of Far Cry 3 with the wind-swept mountains of the Himalayas. Just like the fictional Rook Islands of Far Cry 3, the game’s sequel takes place in the fictional Kyrat, which Ubisoft describes as “an untamed region currently ruled by a despotic self-appointed king.”
Not much else has been revealed aside from an intriguing reveal image (below and after the jump) and the fact that you’ll be facing enemies as well as wildlife, just like in Far Cry 3. The game is out for us in South Africa on 20 November, and it’s heading to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Yeah, by now you shouldn’t really need to ask: it’s not coming to Wii U.
Of course, Ubisoft wants you to pre-order the game IMMEDIATELY, so they’re offering a mission pack called “Hurk’s Redemption”. If you recall, Hurk featured in the series of additional “Monkey Business” missions in Far Cry 3. His new mission set will be exclusive to the Far Cry 4 Limited Edition, which everyone gets automatically if you pre-order. The “Hurk’s Redemption” add-on features three additional missions and access to that decidedly phallic harpoon gun called The Impaler. Classy!
Ubisoft has promised a full reveal during their E3 press conference.