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Far Cry 5 gets a live-action short movie on Amazon Prime

Vloggers go into the woods and get more than they bargained for, again

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Ubisoft is touting this month’s launch of Far Cry 5 with a live-action short film titled Far Cry 5: Inside Eden’s Gate premiering Monday, March 5 on Amazon Prime.

The teaser embedded above makes the film out to be a scene-setter establishing the Eden’s Gate cult and its doings in fictitious Hope County, Montana. The story is told through the eyes of three vloggers who head out west to learn more about the cult, and it looks like they get way more than they bargained for, once they encounter the Koresh-like leader Daniel Seed.

Ubisoft has a thing for live-action promos of its big franchise. Ghost Recon Wildlands got a 90-second live action trailer before its launch last year. Assassin’s Creed Origins also got live-action hype before its launch in October. And In 2016, Ubisoft and Amazon Prime teamed up with a live action short for Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Far Cry 5 launches March 27 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. For more, see our preview from December.

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