By John Funk on May 08, 2013 05.08.13
YouTube filmmaker Mike Diva has released a live-action short imagining what a film version of Ubisoft's retro-futuristic pastiche Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon might look like. In the near future, "cyber shit" runs rampant in the streets and the only man who can clean it up is Detective Rex "Power" Colt. With the help of his sassy ethnic sidekick Spider, Rex Colt takes on the evil Colonel Sloan, who seeks to wipe Mark IV cyber-commandos out. The trailer is drenched in the neon, VHS-tracking-error 80s aesthetic of Blood Dragon, and Rex Colt rides a flying cyber-shark with a laser on its head. You can check out Polygon's review of the actual Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon here.
By John Funk on Apr 24, 2013 04.24.13
Ubisoft has released a gameplay video for its upcoming Far Cry 3 standalone expansion Blood Dragon showing the game in action. Blood Dragon operates under the same free-roaming open world philosophy of Far Cry 3, except the soldiers piling out of Jeeps to kill you are evil cyborgs rather than pirates and bandits. In the video here, Sgt. Rex "Power" Colt must liberate an enemy base, which he does by unleashing a dragon. To be precise, he unleashes a cyber-dragon that downs helicopters by shooting lasers from its head. The walkthrough also shows off some of the weaponry Sgt. Rex has at his disposal, like a bow and arrow, a laser rifle, or a four-barreled shotgun that sets things on fire. In gunfights on a grassland, the fire spreads, further harming enemies. Ubisoft also announced that...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Apr 23, 2013 04.23.13
Michael Mando and Elias Toufexis, the voices of Far Cry 3's Vaas and Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Adam Jensen, respectively, recently did an interview sketch together with hilarious results. Mando posted the sketch, titled "The Worst Interview of my Career" on YouTube. The video was part of a spoof for the Canadian Videogame Awards 2013, which Toufexis hosted. What begins as a casual interview about acting in interviews quickly spirals into a verbal and eventually physical fight. Check out the video above to see who ends up on top. The Canadian Videogame Awards took place Vancouver, B.C. on April 20. Far Cry 3 won six awards, including Game of the Year, while Mass Effect 3 picked up three. Mark of the Ninja, Assassin's Creed 3 and Sound Shapes followed behind with two awards each.
By Jenna Pitcher on Apr 17, 2013 04.17.13
Cyber War, a life-action short based in the neon-soaked Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon universe, tells the story of Commander Bolt Lightning and his robot sidekick's battle to defeat a cyber virus. The virus threatens to infect all cyborgs putting them under the control of the nefarious Omega Force. Lightning is given a choice to blow up Los Angeles with a nuclear bomb or let the cyber virus spread. The short was created by production company Corridor Digital in collaboration with Ubisoft, Hollywood Sports Park and martial arts specialists, EMC Monkeys. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon will launch on April 30 on PlayStation Network and May 1 for Xbox Live and Windows PC. For more information about the Far Cry 3 standalone title, be sure to read our preview and developer interview here.
By Jenna Pitcher on Apr 09, 2013 04.09.13
Fifteen minutes of leaked gameplay footage of Ubisoft's neon first-person shooter Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, posted by YouTube user DiscoNachoPiggy, showcases retro-futuristic buildings, lasers and self aware humor. According to DiscoNachoPiggy, the original uploader was MrCultux who later removed the video from their account. Tutorial screens flash up control instructions for grenades and a self healing mechanic with nano-meds by pressing Y. Players can also level up their character to become "a bigger, badder cyber-commando" by earning cyber-points through killing bad guys, finishing objectives and stealing objects. The footage was obtained when an exploit allowed users to download the game ahead of its May 1 release date. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was recently revealed via an Xbox...
By Samit Sarkar on Apr 01, 2013 04.01.13
It may be April Fools' Day, but Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon appears to be a real extension of Far Cry 3 on the way from Ubisoft, if the teaser trailer above is to be believed. The trailer is pitched as a VHS tape while the video itself features an '80s sci-fi aesthetic, and a wacky '80s teaser site pitches Blood Dragon as a fake Far Cry movie from that era. "The year is 2007. It is the future," reads the film's tagline; according to the synopsis that appears on the site, it tells the story of cyborg soldier Sgt. Rex Power Colt, a "Mark IV Cyber Commando" who has been sent to retrieve a bioweapon from a tropical island after a nuclear war destroys civilization as we know it. Although the teaser site suggests Blood Dragon is merely an April Fools' joke, it seems to be a real thing. Word of B...
By Samit Sarkar on Jan 09, 2013 01.09.13
A new Far Cry 3 mobile app on iOS and Android called Outpost lets players keep track of their multiplayer experience and unlock content, publisher Ubisoft announced today. The free app offers the ability to decode encrypted data found within the game to unlock weapon mods, which can then be used, given to friends or sold for XP. Outpost also allows players to customize their multiplayer weapon loadouts, view statistics from their multiplayer and co-op games, follow their progress in completing challenges and keep track of maps they've created in the game's Map Editor. Check out a trailer for the app above, and visit the iTunes App Store or Google Play to download it. Ubisoft previously released a more playful app, Insanity Mirror, exclusively in the U.K.; it did not interface with Far...
By Samit Sarkar on Dec 19, 2012 12.19.12
Far Cry 3 players who are also members of Uplay, Ubisoft's free rewards program, can unlock bonus content ranging from themes for their console dashboards to an extra mission, according to a trailer released yesterday by Ubisoft. Accrued Uplay points can be spent on the following in-game content: 10 Units - Far Cry 3 theme (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) 20 Units - Tattoo Pack Customize your character in multiplayer with an exclusive set of arm tattoos. Once redeemed, the new tattoos are unlocked in the Tattoo Editor. 30 Units - Revolving Gift The "CANNON" version of the revolver gun holds three attachments: Longer Barrel, Scope and Extended Magazine. In other terms: more power, better accuracy and more bullets! Once redeemed, the CANNON revolver is available in any regular shop in the...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Dec 10, 2012 12.10.12
YouTube user "BillerKee" dons a wingsuit and takes a flying leap into the wild blue yonder in the above Far Cry 3 footage, flying past a score of animals and expansive landscape in a rather impressive base jump. The jump begins atop one of the highest points on the Rook Islands and begins a swift descent into the yawning territory between islands."BilleKee" takes Jason Brody gliding alongside rocky cliffs, flies over tigers until prey, sails around trees and lands gracefully by the water at the end of this two-minute long jump. Far Cry 3 was released on Dec. 4 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.