Are you one of those people that are thinking, “Well, you know, Far Cry 6 has a great bad guy in Giancarlo Esposito, but I really want more”? Well, you’re about to get your wish.
Ubisoft has detailed the forthcoming downloadable content that will be available with the game’s Season Pass – and it brings back three faces from the franchise that are sure to be welcomed in their return.
First up is Joseph Seed, the megalomaniacal cult leader from Far Cry 5. You’ll be able to play as him in his world, though it’s unknown when the storyline takes place. Possibly between that game and New Dawn, but we’ll see soon enough.
Next up? Troy Baker’s flamboyant Pagan from Far Cry 4, who will no doubt try to step in and take what’s his – and what necessarily isn’t his. He’ll be a pleasure to see again.
However one the fans will really want to see is Vaas from Far Cry 3. Yep, he’s back, and he’s in more trouble than he’s ever been. Did you really expect anything less?
All of the game’s actors will return to voice their characters and provide motion work, so it’ll be like they never left the roles. We’ll have to see where this new journey leads them as their DLC comes out between late 2021 and early 2022.
The Season Pass will also include a full copy of the cult classic Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. It’s unknown if the game will be a remaster or based on the original code, but it’ll have space dinosaurs and Michael Biehn. So that counts for something. The Season Pass will be available for separate purchase, or included with deluxe editions of the game. Now go get it, as it drops on October 7th for consoles and PC!
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.
Today PlayStation announced there would be some amazing game play reveals on the next STATE OF PLAY. So here we are to cover the announcement!
We’ve got high hopes for Until Dawn 2 as well as New Horizon Forbidden West making a new splash this summer, new about Far Cry 6 has everyone on the edge of their seats. What is happening in State of Play, and what will PlayStation be bringing to E3?!
New Horizon Forbidden West, we were teased during the countdown of beautiful images detailing the world of New Horizon. Now we were given 14 minutes of gameplay from the PS5! We start in a beautiful Jungle with Alloy, of course being Alloy, caring for people who have been attacked by raiders. We hear the machines scream in the background, letting us know that the raiders have machines on their side. Alloy makes her way into the woods, beautiful shines of green and blues, winds and detailed of spores throughout. Wide shot to the first area of discovery, a beautiful city in deep ruins of the new world. Tall skyscrapers that have crumbled over time, and been consumed by the Earth. Cut to a raider, leading a pack of machine velociraptor type creatures, this is where Alloy first breaks into her new battle moves. Run, shoot, hide within the foliage, Alloy must escape these creatures.
Escaping the machines just barely, Alloy dives into the water, showing us a beautiful underwater scene of fish and corals as the movements of the waves reflect around the character. She makes her way back to shore, water beautifully dripping from her clothing as she searches for the remaining of the captured men. A tremor-tusk makes it way through the scene, controlled by the raiders. Alloy follows the raiders, listening to their plans on how to make their attack look like a random group of bandits.
Here we get more detailed combat scenes with Alloy and her bow, as well as some new movements. Overhearing the raiders going to the old bridge, we get an exclusive look at the the climbing capabilities as well as some new action prompts with Alloys bow. Using the machines that are around her, Alloy makes her way to the old bridge, which resembles San Francisco’s Golden Gate. Here we get a look into the new machines and their control schemes. New weapons, new creatures, new background music. A device was found, a map, showing us of a new land that will set into play the biggest storm Alloy has seen.
Will Alloy save herself and her friends from the blight, that is slowly taking over the world, or will we be knocked down yet another peg in the food chain. This game in the short amount of time we have seen, is one of the most beautiful sequels we may ever see for a game. With the previous game, New Horizon, being GOTY as well as winning awards, we only have big hopes for the next installation of Horizon and Alloy.
We look forward to what PlayStation has to show us in June!