Publisher Ubisoft has released a new promotional video for its upcoming open-world first-person shooter set in the Himalayas – Far Cry 4. In this latest trailer, Game Director Patrik Methe talks about his top five favourite moments from the upcoming game, which range from surprise tiger attacks to aggressive eagles and the usual mayhem ensued from playing the game in cooperation with your friends.
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.