The first time your NPC ally shows up in the middle of a gunfight in Far Cry 2, it’s like the heavens have opened up and sent you an angel. Far Cry 5 has something similar, and Ubisoft has woven together a lovely trailer to show off the selection of tough-as-nails ladies and gentlemen who will be lending a helping gun during your fight against the Project at Eden’s Gate cult.
For the most part your NPC mates will be there to offer emotional support and companionship shoot the hell out of everything and everyone. From providing air support, raining death from above, to sneaky arrows through the head, these people seem to trade almost exclusively in violence. Explosions, bullets everywhere, more explosions, and a skunk being hit by a car, it’s all here, folks. Each gun for hire offers his or her trademark abilities to help you out in the sticky situations you’ll be finding yourself in as you wreak havoc across Hope County.
Far Cry 5 is primed for launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on 27 March, and it’s looking quite delightful.