Far Cry 4's first five minutes kicks off Ubisoft's E3 press conference

Far Cry 4 was the first game on display during Ubisoft's E3 2014 press conference.

The opening cutscene of the game featured the player taking on the role of a character on a bus in the Tibetan mountainside. A sign identified the areas as the "Kryat border." The bus was stopped by a military group with rifles, and when a gunfight broke out, the main character crawled out of the back of the bus in an attempt to escape.

The main character was then held by the guards at gunpoint as a helicopter approached. Out of the chopper jumped the unnamed blonde character first introduced in Far Cry 4's cover art.

The character chides one of the military characters, saying "I distinctly remember saying, 'Stop the bus,' not, 'Shoot the bus.' I'm very particular with my words." He then goes crazy, stabbing the guard to death. This contrast between soft-spoken, seeming intelligence and over-the-top violence echoes Far Cry 3's quotable bad guy, Vaas.

Though the relationship between this apparent villain and the main character isn't clear, but the bad guy remarks that he would "recognize those eyes anywhere," and says that he's taking the main character on a "grand adventure." He also takes a selfie with the character, providing our first glimpse of the protagonist.

As the demo ended with a brief blast of The Clash's "Should I Stay or Should I Go," Far Cry 4 creative director Dan Hay took to the stage. Hay bragged that what had been shown was "just the first five minutes of the game."

For more from Ubisoft at E3, be sure to check out our Ubisoft E3 2014 press conference liveblog.

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