The Far Cry saga has taken us to all sorts of places over the years, from the heart of Americana where you’re taking on a savage cult, to outer space, where you’re showing a lunar T-Rex who’s boss. Now we have Far Cry 6, the latest chapter, and it looks to be the biggest yet. Not only are you facing one of your fiercest opponents to date, but you’re also doing it in the series’ biggest playground – the Caribbean island of Yara. However if you think this is a fantasy island, you’re in for a rude awakening.
The island is ruled by a man named Anton Castillo, played with great gusto by Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad). While he controls the island with an iron fist, he’s also trying to groom his son Diego (Anthony Gonzalez) into being as ruthless and powerful as he is.
The game puts you in control of a character named Dani Rojas, who can be either male or female, depending on your preference. They’ve gone through a personal hell because of Anton, losing several friends and vowing to get revenge. As a guerrilla soldier making their way up the ranks, you’ll guide them on this journey, eventually getting the upper hand, recruiting new soldiers and building weapons and vehicles that can make a difference.
We got a first look at gameplay from Far Cry 6 today, which you can see below. There’s a lot to take in, but the familiarity of the Far Cry formula is there. You’ll find the ability to travel either on foot or by vehicle, using parts that you can use to make the car of your dreams – and maybe your enemies’ nightmares. In addition, you’ve also got some great guns that are useful, including one that appears to fire old “Macarena” CD’s. While playing them, of course. (Because why not make your foes suffer?)
Along the way, you’ll also perform small things to help your army thrive, including bribing certain officials, sabotaging items on ships and nearby areas to turn the tide, and even stealing goods that you know can do your army some good. On top of that, you can also kick back and enjoy a game of dominoes with friends, or hone your skills to become better in combat. Hell, you can also train secondary characters, as it looks like you might be able to command a small dog – or a rather large alligator. This isn’t entirely confirmed just yet, but it looks like it could be a great secondary gameplay tactic, like commanding animals in Far Cry Primal.
Also, did we mention how beautiful Yara is? Ubisoft has gone all out with this game engine, as it looks fantastic. The inner city dwellings are beautiful, but once you get out to the countryside, it almost looks like a whole new world worth exploring. Not that you’ll have much time, as you’ll have to partake in the sweet combat featured within the game. There’s a lot of cool effects here, and even makeshift weapons leave a lasting effect throughout the campaign.
Ubisoft promised more to come from this sweet adventure, but at least we know when we’ll be able to get our hands on it – October 7. It’ll be modified best on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X, but also available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, for those that prefer those formats. Whatever the case, your journey to Yara will truly be something else – and Anton will make sure you enjoy the ride, win or lose.
By the way, did we mention that Esposito is bad-ass in this? Because holy crap.