Ubisoft was one of the few to get a conference at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). This event is an enormous opportunity for game developers to show fans what games they have been working on. Every year this event excites developers and fans alike because it allows the two to interact and discover what needs to be improved. Crafting a product for a specific audience is difficult, so keeping in touch is vital. This year, Ubisoft showed off the sequel to the 2012 first-person action adventure game, Far Cry 3, which is simply titled Far Cry 4. The announcement trailer introduces the setting and villain.
Taking on the role of Ajay Ghale, the player begins Far Cry 4 by returning to the fictional country Kyrat, homeland to Ghale. Upon his return home the player is introduced to Pagan Min, the self-appointed king; voiced by Troy Baker. Suddenly, a simple trip home to spread the ashes of his deceased mother lands Ghale in the middle of a civil war.
Kyrat is fictional setting within the Himalayas, however it is more traversable than the “Rock Islands” of Far Cry 3. The reason for that is the added emphasis on verticality, as you can see quite clearly, the landscape is mountainous. This variety becomes more enjoyable with the addition of the Grapple, which helps you to traverse gaps and climb with ease and confidence. Combined with the wingsuit, the player now has an excellent approach to gaining of losing elevation.
Far Cry 3 was a single player game, but it did also feature a 2 player mode with a number of different missions. This aspect of the game was solid, however did not have the same powerful presence that the one player experience offered. Far Cry 4 looks to fix that problem. The new 2 player mode will no longer take you out of the campaign experience, no, it brings the second player right in.
When this happens, the story missions turn off, leaving the rest of the world free for you and a friend to explore. This means you can take over outposts, hunt animals, ride elephants, and enjoy the land of Kyrat however you see fit. One new feature that has been confirmed for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will make the experience even better, because you can send a friend an invite to join your game even if they do not own a copy of Far Cry 4.
Following in the footsteps before it, Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4, has expanded upon the world it loves to explore. Now the player has more power over traversal, the addition of a second player, and a whole new setting to learn. Release date for North America and Europe will be November 18 2014, while Australia will be getting it two days later. Far Cry 4 will be coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows. It is still too soon to speculate about downloadable content for the title, but no doubt fans would enjoy another Blood Dragon.