Ubisoft has released a trailer for Far Cry 4’s Arena mode

Ubisoft has released a new trailer for the upcoming first-person shooter set deep in the Himalayas – Far Cry 4. This latest video gives us a brief look at the game’s Arena mode, which seems to feature the standard “weave-after-wave” survival challenge. What’s less common is the apparent inclusion of elephants. Since the publisher had previously stated that players won’t be able to kill these majestic giants, the elephants’ role remains a mystery for the time being.

Far Cry 4’s story follows Ajay Ghale – an English-speaking Nepalese native who returns to Kyrat (a wild and untamed region of his home country) to scatter his mother’s ashes. Once there, he becomes caught up in a civil war, as the people struggle under the despotic regime of self-appointed king Pagan Min (Troy Baker). Far Cry 4 ensures that the open-world gameplay and story complement each other, unlike its prequel, where the open-world nature of the gameplay was often at odds with the plot, as it allowed the player to perform protracted acts of exploration despite situations in the narrative which were supposedly time-critical. In addition, the writers chose to minimise the amount of voice-over from the player-character to allow gamers to better immerse themselves in the role, and have added Tarantino-like dark humour, in order to address the contrast between the game’s heavy violence and any enjoyment the player will get from experiencing the game.

Besides the usual edition featuring only the base-game, Ubisoft will release two additional editions for Far Cry 4. The first one is the Limited Edition – which includes the ‘Hurk’s Redemption’ DLC pack and will be offered to those who pre-order the game – while the second one is the Kyrat Edition – which includes a statue of Pagan Min, a map of Kyrat, a propaganda poster, a journal, and a collector’s box, as well the ‘Hurk’s Redemption’ DLC Pack.

Far Cry 4 launches on November 18th in North America and Europe, and November 20th in Australia, on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.