Far Cry 4 Will Take You to the Himalayas in 2014

 Pages 1 2 NEXT
 

Far Cry 4 Will Take You to the Himalayas in 2014

Far Cry 350

Elephants and mountains and rocket launchers, oh my!

Ubisoft confirmed today that Far Cry 4 will release this year, and the fourth installment in the first person shooter franchise will take place in the Himalayas. Players will find themselves in Kyrat, a wild region of the Himalayas ruled by a despot. Far Cry 4 will be available in the US on November 18 and in the EMEA territories on November 20. The game will be available on current generation and previous generation consoles, releasing simultaneously on PlayStaion 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

"Following the success of Far Cry 3, we wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise players and exceed fans' expectations," says Dan Hay, Executive Producer. "Given the unique setting, we feel Far Cry 4 will stand out as a top first-person shooter and we're eager to reveal more about the game in the coming months." Pre-orders for Far Cry 4 are now available, and include a free upgrade to the Limited Edition of the game. The Limited Edition includes Hurk's Redemption, three single-player missions starring Hurk from Far Cry 3's DLC. Hurk's signature weapon, "The Impaler" harpoon gun, is also included in the Limited Edition.

Eurogamer reports that Far Cry 4 will feature ridable elephants, a feature that Ubisoft hasn't yet confirmed. More information about the game is expected at the Ubisoft's media briefing at E3 in June. The live gameplay premiere will be streamed live from E3 on June 9 at 3 pm PST. Now, excuse me while I think of names for my elephant.

Source: Ubisoft

Permalink

In my opinion its too fucking soon, even the cover is really similar (logo/cover colors, the prisioner of the vilain, overall setting)

Basicly this will probably feel a lot like a DLC a la Blood Dragon (it will certainly have a lot more content and longevity but it wont be the jump from Far Cry 1 to 2 to then 3).

I would much rather have them wait a few more years and release a next gen exclusive taking more advantage of better tecnology and new ideas (in the way that Far Cry 3 picked up a lot of mechanics from other games)

EDIT: Also this
image

Cover looks like a character that blends Vaas and Hoyt.

I'm excited, loved the third. Hopefully it is just as good if not better. I do agree with josemlopes, it would have been nice to see them wait another year or so, and develope a true next gen game.

I get a very Marlon Brando feeling from that cover. Island of Doctor Moro kinda thing specifically. Dunno why.

josemlopes:
In my opinion its too fucking soon, even the cover is really similar (logo/cover colors, the prisioner of the vilain, overall setting)

Ubisoft did well to itterate on the Assassins Creed series in quick succession while keeping the games relatively fresh. I don't think it'll be quite /that/ bad

josemlopes:
In my opinion its too fucking soon, even the cover is really similar (logo/cover colors, the prisioner of the vilain, overall setting)

Is that the real cover, btw? Because I was thinking the same thing - the eccentric villain, the tortured native, the ancient ruins, the damn logo even... it looks like the same game.

Bleach blonde hair, a hot pink suit, and a grin that looks like he's checking me out? Yeah, I'm not speaking for anyone else here, and maybe I'm way off (it is just possible cover art after all), but I'm getting some rather troubling subtext there.

I'm not going to jump any conclusions yet, but I bet he's the main villain, and he will try to hit on the player character at some point, or, at the very least, calls me 'cutie.'

He reminds me of the main villain of Skyfall (not to be confused with Titanfall) for some reason, not sure why.

King Whurdler:
Bleach blonde hair, a hot pink suit, and a grin that looks like he's checking me out? Yeah, I'm not speaking for anyone else here, and maybe I'm way off (it is just possible cover art after all), but I'm getting some rather troubling subtext there.

I'm not going to make any actual assumptions yet, but I bet he's the main villain, and he will try to hit on the player character at some point, or, at the very least, calls me 'cutie.'

:) The world is moving on, mate. Expect a male rape tape in the game ;)

You had me at ridable elephants.

Never finished FC3. Got tired of constantly clicking "No and Never Ask Again" when it asked if I wanted to link my XBox login to UPlay. That and that one dumbass forced-stealth section.

So the villain is Patrick Stewart's evil twin (faaaaabulous) brother? Should be interesting enough I suppose.

Spiritmaster:
So the villain is Patrick Stewart's evil twin (faaaaabulous) brother? Should be interesting enough I suppose.

It does look a bit like Patrick Stewart mixed with some Richard Gere, which is appropriate seeing the game is located in the Himalayas I guess.

2014? OK, I'd rather they waited a year but FC3 was well recieved so they probably want to keep up the hype. It sounds like a great setting though and goddamn did I enjoy FC3.

I still haven't finished the first game but I know I really enjoyed what I did play of it, this is on my watchlist.

nevarran:

King Whurdler:
Bleach blonde hair, a hot pink suit, and a grin that looks like he's checking me out? Yeah, I'm not speaking for anyone else here, and maybe I'm way off (it is just possible cover art after all), but I'm getting some rather troubling subtext there.

I'm not going to make any actual assumptions yet, but I bet he's the main villain, and he will try to hit on the player character at some point, or, at the very least, calls me 'cutie.'

:) The world is moving on, mate. Expect a male rape tape in the game ;)

Didn't that happen with one of the characters in FC3 (Not on tapes, admittedly)? I guess people don't remember so much because nobody really got up in arms about it.

This looks like what Saints Row IV was to Saints Row 3. Sure it's not in the same place but the general feel of the reveal has made it seem that way.

Ickorus:
Didn't that happen with one of the characters in FC3 (Not on tapes, admittedly)? I guess people don't remember so much because nobody really got up in arms about it.

Yeah, I kind of remember now... there was some crazy bad character... hmmm... anyway, the next time it'll be more graphical :)

Not a direct sequel to the first one with more sci fi stuff then I am not interested....

Absolutionis:
Cover looks like a character that blends Vaas and Hoyt.

I just see a boy band Hoyt to be honest.

Also, this game is a year early for my liking, I'm unsure with how good this is going to be given how big Far Cry tend to be. They've all been 4 years spaced between each iteration so far but I can understand why the fourth one would be released faster given the success of the third but two years is not enough time surely. I'm just unsure they could have done much with the timespan they've had.

MinionJoe:
Never finished FC3. Got tired of constantly clicking "No and Never Ask Again" when it asked if I wanted to link my XBox login to UPlay. That and that one dumbass forced-stealth section.

That stealth section was so heavily scripted, I managed to accidentally break the game by going the wrong way, I had to start the mission again and watch a walkthrough to see what I did wrong -- and yes, in a game all about using stealth to your advantage, I know exactly what mission you're talking about. That mission fucking suuuuuuuuucked.

I wonder if that prisoner holding a live grenade is going to be who we play as.

Why is Anderson Cooper on the cover of a FarCry game?

Anyway, yeah, I'll probably be playing it. I wager it'll be a decently good game too, maybe not as groundbreaking as the third one but I don't see them just dropping the ball outright, I have a certain amount of faith in the devs, plus the Himalayas are a very cool setting and I've been waiting for a game to be set there for quite a while (the last one I remember doing it right was Uncharted 2, and I don't even like that series).

Bke:
Ubisoft did well to itterate on the Assassins Creed series in quick succession while keeping the games relatively fresh. I don't think it'll be quite /that/ bad

I'd have to disagree with you there. That series got stale about three games in.

This year??? Is Ubisoft bound and determined to run every one of their fucking franchises into the ground by not giving them a decent dev cycle?

I am willing to bet that, if Far Cry 4 succeeds, we'll be seeing Far Cry 5 in 2015.

Fuck you, Ubisoft.

Brian Tams:

I am willing to bet that, if Far Cry 4 succeeds, we'll be seeing Far Cry 5 in 2015.

Fuck you, Ubisoft.

It's been 2 years since FC3, not one.

Also, if it succeeds, that only means that more players want to play it. It's not really a bad thing. At least wait and see how it turns out before claiming everything has gone to hell.

Brian Tams:
This year??? Is Ubisoft bound and determined to run every one of their fucking franchises into the ground by not giving them a decent dev cycle?

I am willing to bet that, if Far Cry 4 succeeds, we'll be seeing Far Cry 5 in 2015.

Fuck you, Ubisoft.

Two years seems perfectly reasonable to me.

OT: Being landlocked, I doubt it'll be as great as Far Cry 3. I liked FC2 well enough, but the ocean in FC3 made the whole game so much better.

I have no doubt it'll still be awesome, though.

Loved loved LOVED Far Cry 3. Hope it's really good and includes unique stuff. Can't wait for the trailer.

And of course, there are already people complaining on tumblr that this is racist because it depicts a villain subjugating a native and defiling a Buddha statue... I mean, god forbid a bad guy is racist right?

Is it just me - or does the villain there look like Julian Assange?

Is it written by the same person as FC3? If so, no fucking way. That guy is a gimp.

Heck yea! I loved Far Cry 3, the gameplay was ridiculously fun, the island was beautiful and it had some great characters and missions. Looking forward to this one!

Just... don't do an Assassin's Creed 3 yea? Please Ubisoft.

i guess im in the minority here who didnt like far cry 3. didnt like part 1 at all, didnt bother to get part 2 and i highly doubt that part 4 will show me otherwise.
part 3 was just dull and boring to me. sure, the island was beautiful but the game and the story as such was just meh.

Absolutionis:
Cover looks like a character that blends Vaas and Hoyt.

he also looks rather.."fabulous" I might add...I'm wondering if were going to get a campy gay villan..though I might just be making assumptions

josemlopes:
In my opinion its too fucking soon, even the cover is really similar (logo/cover colors, the prisioner of the vilain, overall setting)

yeah....it looks like they might be trying for a Vaas 2.0 (with added camp?) the "prisoner" looks like a follower of a cult

I might just wait and see the reviews, I loved Far Cry 3 and I really hope the exploration and bases are top notch. Man, I loved taking down those bases, good times.

when i always complain about "bah the settings are always americans" this is what i want. this sounds very good setting and one i dont really remmeber exploring in any other game.
What the hell ubisoft. in 2014 your releasing 2 games that i want, why are you being worth buying your games again? that may be first time in many years, good job.

P.S. to all the people that say its going for same thing:
well, FC3 has saved the franchise after FC2 disaster, and it was very praised. so, why fix whats not broken?

It's a bit too soon for me, so I'll be holding out on this one for now. Absolutely love the location though. We can probably more readily call it "skyrim with guns".

I'm a bit concerned that this new villain is going to go the slightly insane route that Vaas did. It's looking a but same-y at the moment. If he's extremely camp then they might get away with it, and it would be cool to have a gay villain. Just as long as we're not the same white hero guy again.

Imagine if we get to play as a female in this one.

 Pages 1 2 NEXT

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here