The latest Far Cry 3 trailer is insane - E3 2012
- Far Cry 3
- E3 2012
In Far Cry 3, Ubisoft are doing something quite clever: returning to the setting everyone thinks of when you say "Far Cry" without going back in time and rebooting a single damn thing.
A series that has absolutely zero common ground game to game, Far Cry titles are linked only tenuously by the element of freedom. There is never only one way to reach an objective: why go through when you could go around, why go around when you could go under, why go under when you could grow claws and leap thirty feet in the air...?
Unexplained sojourns into Dr. Moreau sci-fi hokum notwithstanding, Far Cry has always delivered malleable murder within beautiful, open environments – and number 3 looks no different. What is different is that the protagonist, Jason Brody, is no soldier. This time around he's a just a resourceful guy up to his neck in crazy bad guys and mind-altering substances while he searches for his girlfriend in the wake of his brother's brutal slaying.
Themes of drug use and chemical science aren't new to the series, what with Far Cry Instinct's DNA meddling and the sequel's malaria management, but this time round the drugs are bad. At certain points in the game Jason will find himself intoxicated, at which point the lush tropical islands take on a freakish, acid-trip atmosphere.
As you can see from the E3 trailer below, a major theme of Far Cry 3 is sanity – so we can expect to be blindsided by a few twists in the narrative. We'll have a deeper preview up very soon, but in the meantime gorge yourself on these stunning screenshots and count the days until September.
Far Cry 3 is developed and published by Ubisoft, and is due to launch on September 7th. For more info, visit the official site.
Words by Mick Fraser (Twitter: @Jedi_Beats_Tank)
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