Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Sequel Teased

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Sequel Teased

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Some promotional art showing Blood Dragon 3: Vietnam War 2 has gotten out, featuring bipedal robots fighting aliens (in Vietnam).

The original Blood Dragon was announced last year on April Fools Day, so it's only fitting that some info has "leaked" some information regarding a sequel this year. Jason Eisener, friend of Blood Dragon's creative director Dean Evans, posted a Tweet, announcing that the "Blood Dragon soundtrack by Power Glove coming soon!" Eisner's Tweet was accompanied by the image you'll see to the right, and while the soundtrack itself certainly looks very interesting, what is even more interesting is the image on the computer in the background, showing a wallpaper for Blood Dragon 3: Vietnam War 2.

Fans of Blood Dragon will remember that the Vietnam War 2 is an event mentioned, although never shown, in the original game, and while it clearly says Blood Dragon 3 and not the more logical Blood Dragon 2, well, skipping number 2 and going straight to 3 wouldn't be the strangest thing in Blood Dragon.

Evans himself then followed up with the following Tweet, which showed off some sick artwork of the Vietnam War 2, featuring a giant bipedal robot fighting off the Xenomorphs from Aliens and the bugs of Starship Troopers. "This would be a killer game/movie/comic/revolution," he said, adding the #vietnamwar2 hashtag.

While ordinarily, a logo and some artwork are far from confirmation, the very nature of Blood Dragon means we should probably keep an eye on this one, to see if it develops into anything.

Source: Twitter via Game Informer

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Ditching the Farcry 3 prefix?

I wonder if this will be a good as the first game, being a separate development instead of a 'breather project' by some devs.

Do we need this? Didn't Blood Dragon work precisely BECAUSE it was a fairly short one-off spoof? Wouldn't this be like taking a perfectly good joke that made everyone laugh and drawing it out, telling it over and over again, adding more lines and needlessly complicating it, in hopes that it'll make people laugh for longer, and in the end results in one bad joke?

With the previous one, it was kind of a shame that everyone already knew it existed before it was announced (it leaked to some torrent site, I believe).

OH MY GOD, I WANT THAT RECORD SO BAD! Here's hoping it'll be at my local Record Store Day!

OT: I'm down with another Blood Dragon. The first one was excellent, if a bit drawn out at times. If they can pull off the same humor and vibe while filing down some of the rougher edges, it should be great.

Portal 2 wasn't as good as Portal 1, but they were both still fun games and I in no way regret either purchase. I'm suspicious that in the same way as with Portal, Blood Dragon's sequel (whatever its insane naming convention ends up being) wont be quite as groundbreaking or tightly paced as the original, but that it also doesn't need to be. It just has to be cheesy, fun, and worth my time and money.

General suggestion: wait for real reviews to come out before you buy it (the objective ones tend to start showing up about a day or two after the official release date) instead of pre-ordering it, and if you end up not wanting it after all, don't get mad at the devs. Video game production is weird. If you do still want it at that point, then you're probably got an awesome game on your hands. Simple, right?

Long story short: I hope this is real, but I'm not going to assume it's the second coming until people whose opinions I trust have actually played the thing and said stuff about it.

I'm not sure if the pacing was really that tight for Blood Dragon (besides taking the skill allocation and just crunching it down into a one way progression path) because after they let you hit the open world there's almost zero cues as to which objectives you should aim for next as opposed to which ones are way too difficult to try before the others, but somehow a joke spinoff of FC3 became significantly better balanced in terms of difficulty compared to FC3 by removing most of the cheap tricks like being able to attack entire bases from dense stealth cover, and having extremely powerful gear with silencers that could take down heavy units.

There wasn't any sufficient explanation for one thing, though: since they exchanged knife steal takedowns with shuriken takedowns, it implied that you were just carrying an unlimited amount of shurikens around all the time and only chose to use their instakilling powers in a situation where it would look extremely cool, as opposed to just beaning every target with them from a distance.

I want it. I want it so badly. Hopefully with multiplayer this time. But arena multiplayer.

I'm guessing the writer's never seen Robocop to recognise ED-209 when he says "Giant bipedal robot"

Can't wait for this to be real, hopefully it'll capture the spark of insanity that made the first game work.

As long as it retains the 80's future cheesiness and the fact that it does not even slightly take itself seriously that made the first game great then I will happily buy it

This could work if they keep it as a short game, and perhaps focusing the jokes on new archetypes (like a new kind of protagonist).

If it doesn't work on the "joke" department, at the very least I can say that FarCry gameplay with lots and lots of neon is kind of awesome by default.

Does Blood Dragon 3: Vietnam War 2 just sound like an absurd football score to anyone else?

Meh, I would have preffered if they took some other Ubisoft franchise and made a quick ridiculous spin-off re-using its assets. Even Blood Dragon got a bit tiring by the end of it and it was a very short game.

i kind of like what Ubisoft is doing recently with the ridiculous spinoffs. anyone want to see a splinter cell game in which you get to kill Hitler? and maybe they could make an actual splinter cell game instead of whatever the hell blacklist was

Everything about this is wonderful, the name, the concept and especially the art work tease =]

-M

Dinosorcerer:
i kind of like what Ubisoft is doing recently with the ridiculous spinoffs. anyone want to see a splinter cell game in which you get to kill Hitler? and maybe they could make an actual splinter cell game instead of whatever the hell blacklist was

Screw that, I want a blaxploitation Assassin's Creed that takes place in 1970's Harlem, New York, where you play as an Assassin who's also a member of the Black Panthers, complete with 70's funk and soul soundtrack and the theme song to it being "Am I Black Enough For You?" by Billy Paul and the character being voiced by none other than Fred Williamson. You do the leap of faith into dumpsters and assassinate those evil crackas from the Templars for trying to hold your soul brothas down.

...or maybe I'm just extremely weird like that.

But to get back on topic, I look forward to Blood Dragon 3: Vietnam War 2, and hope it continues the traditions built in Blood Dragon.

I hope I can find a copy of that LP. I'd play that one quite often.

weirdee:

There wasn't any sufficient explanation for one thing, though: since they exchanged knife steal takedowns with shuriken takedowns, it implied that you were just carrying an unlimited amount of shurikens around all the time and only chose to use their instakilling powers in a situation where it would look extremely cool, as opposed to just beaning every target with them from a distance.

Surely that's the point though? Like how I apparently could carry as many hearts as I wanted, I must have been carrying round a backpack full of the fucking things

Me55enger:
Does Blood Dragon 3: Vietnam War 2 just sound like an absurd football score to anyone else?

Oh, great. Now every time I see that title I'm going to read it in the voice of the guy who does (or did) the classifieds on BBC.

"And now, the Ubisoft Conference Premier:

Blood Dragon: 3 - Vietnam War: 2"

I loved Blood Dragon, it was far better than Far Cry 3. If they make another one, set in a world that is as large as Far Cry 3's was, I'll be very pleased.

Jandau:
Do we need this? Didn't Blood Dragon work precisely BECAUSE it was a fairly short one-off spoof? Wouldn't this be like taking a perfectly good joke that made everyone laugh and drawing it out, telling it over and over again, adding more lines and needlessly complicating it, in hopes that it'll make people laugh for longer, and in the end results in one bad joke?

Maybe we could use another one of these. If there was another Blood Dragon, but instead of Far Cry, it was based off Assassin's Creed, it would be the Assassin's Creed everyone's been waiting for.

praetor_alpha:

Jandau:
Do we need this? Didn't Blood Dragon work precisely BECAUSE it was a fairly short one-off spoof? Wouldn't this be like taking a perfectly good joke that made everyone laugh and drawing it out, telling it over and over again, adding more lines and needlessly complicating it, in hopes that it'll make people laugh for longer, and in the end results in one bad joke?

Maybe we could use another one of these. If there was another Blood Dragon, but instead of Far Cry, it was based off Assassin's Creed, it would be the Assassin's Creed everyone's been waiting for.

See, that sounds like a good idea, like something cool. But we're not getting it. There is literally ZERO chance of it happening. Why? Because it pretty much took a cosmic alignment for a major developer to find the balls to make something as fresh as Blood Dragon. And those balls are spent now. It would take major balls to push through Blood Dragon as a new AAA "franchise" which would spoof various other major franchises. No, my friend, what will happen is that it will be decided that against all odds, people liked this neon crap with 80s action movie aesthetic, so by God we're giving them more of it until they choke on it!

Which is sad.

Sean Strife:

Dinosorcerer:
i kind of like what Ubisoft is doing recently with the ridiculous spinoffs. anyone want to see a splinter cell game in which you get to kill Hitler? and maybe they could make an actual splinter cell game instead of whatever the hell blacklist was

Screw that, I want a blaxploitation Assassin's Creed that takes place in 1970's Harlem, New York, where you play as an Assassin who's also a member of the Black Panthers, complete with 70's funk and soul soundtrack and the theme song to it being "Am I Black Enough For You?" by Billy Paul and the character being voiced by none other than Fred Williamson. You do the leap of faith into dumpsters and assassinate those evil crackas from the Templars for trying to hold your soul brothas down.

...or maybe I'm just extremely weird like that.

But to get back on topic, I look forward to Blood Dragon 3: Vietnam War 2, and hope it continues the traditions built in Blood Dragon.

i don't really know what to say to to that

I really don't get what people saw in Blood Dragon. The one single joke the entire concept is built around got old before the opening cut-scene was finished and somehow none of the gameplay mechanics felt nearly as satisfying as they did in Far Cry 3. It's a classic case of someone taking an idea that would have worked for a five-minute Youtube video and trying to spin it into a full project.

Grace_Omega:
I really don't get what people saw in Blood Dragon. The one single joke the entire concept is built around got old before the opening cut-scene was finished and somehow none of the gameplay mechanics felt nearly as satisfying as they did in Far Cry 3. It's a classic case of someone taking an idea that would have worked for a five-minute Youtube video and trying to spin it into a full project.

The appeal of Blood Dragon is a 10 point thesis that I discuss in my review on my blog.

Short version

1. The retro-80s techno soundtrack is really-really good. Like a Daft Punk doing an homage to the Terminator.

2. It's an antidote to stuff like Spec Ops: The Line and Far Cry 3 that says killing people in video games isn't fun. This is a game where it says, "yeah, it is and don't you dare feel guilty about it either. Pretending to be a hero is awesome."

3. Far Cry 3's Jason Brody was annoying as hell while Rex Power Colt is endearingly likable.

4. It's an enjoyable story of good vs. evil.

5. You can kill dragons with a chain gun.

6. Grey Delisle is awesome and her voice makes every game she's in better.

7. The homages are awesome if you remember the more obscure ones. It's a bit of a game.

8. It's like an R-rated G.I. Joe. Which is, by itself, awesome.

9. It expands on the fun bits of outpost taking from Far Cry 3.

10. It starts you with the ability to chain kill and shuriken people and let's you go nuts with it.

So do we think it's real or fake?

 

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