Far Cry 4’s latest trailer presents us the Lowlands
Publisher Ubisoft has released a new trailer for its upcoming first-person open-world action/adventure title set in the Himalayas, Far Cry 4. This latest video introduces us to a peaceful region of Kyrat called the ‘Lowlands’, which is a massive piece of land where the local culture goes about its daily business. Of course, nothing stays quiet forever, and this once again proves true due to Paul Depleur – the leader of Pagan Min’s royal army – as he does everything in his power to poison the Lowlands through fear and torture.
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.
Ubisoft will release four different editions of Far Cry 4. The Limited Edition which includes the ‘Hurk’s Redemption’ DLC pack will be offered to those who pre-order the game. Another version is the Kyrat Edition, which will include a statue of Pagan Min, a map of Kyrat, a propaganda poster, a journal, and a collector’s box, as well ‘Hurk’s Redemption’. Ubisoft also announced the Ultimate Kyrat Edition, including everything from the standard Kyrat Edition, as well as a steel-book and a Season Pass.
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.