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Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Engine: CryENGINE 3
Release Date: NA: September 4, 2012, EU: September 6, 2012
Genre: First-person Shooter

Description:

Far Cry 3 is the upcoming sequel to the 2008 video game Far Cry 2. It is currently in development and is due to be released September 4th 2012 in North America, and September 6th in Europe.

Far Cry 3 takes place on a tropical island found somewhere at the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. However, Patrick Redding, a Ubisoft story designer, mentioned that an Antarctic setting is a possibility for future games. The main goal of the game is to escape from the islands (as there will be more than one, mentioned by Dan Hay) and their crazed inhabitants. [Source]


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Far Cry 3 returns the series to a tropical setting, similar to the first game. Players will assume the role of protagonist Jason Brody, a tourist who has been stranded on an island chain in the grips of violent local conflict for years. Jason has been separated from his girlfriend and, in his search for her, developers have stated he will have to deal with a wide cast of mostly unstable characters who have been trapped on these islands for some time. In the short demo trailer that was the first footage released of the game in development, Jason interacts with one such character, named Vaas (voice, mocap and facial motion capture by Michael Mando), who gives an unsettling monologue about the nature of insanity before trying to drown Jason by anchoring him to a cinder block and throwing him into a natural pool of water that has clearly been used repeatedly for this purpose. Early developer interviews provided little about Jason's backstory, aside from the fact that he possesses a strong skillset as a combatant and survivalist that give him a fighting chance in the desperate circumstances he constantly finds himself in during the events of the game. More recent interviews have hinted at a change to the story in that Jason is now emphasized to be a man out of his element, with no particular training who just happens to be caught up in the island's chaos as he searches for his friends. At the same time, the story will try to invoke that after a time trapped on the island, it will start to have an effect on the protagonist, showing another side of Jason's personality, according to producer Dan Hay. Developers have also stated that the intended tone of the game will be one of realism and intensity and an attempt to invoke a visceral and constant feeling of danger in the player. [Source]


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I think it looks pretty decent. Definitely some interesting bad guys. I'll probably get it. And the ship at the start of the third video looks like it was taken straight out of Far Cry 1.

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Looks far more interresting than FarCry2.

Looks like they are taking more from the original one than the second one.

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I think it looks pretty decent. Definitely some interesting bad guys. I'll probably get it. And the ship at the start of the third video looks like it was taken straight out of Far Cry 1.

Looks far more interresting than FarCry2.

Looks like they are taking more from the original one than the second one.

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Indeed. It looks like they're finally going back to an island locale which is something I hoped Far Cry 2 would do. One thing I took notice of was the graphics. The shadows weren't that good but everything else was surprisingly good considering it's an open-world game. You can check out the screenshots here. The animations were also very good.

EDIT: It looks like Far Cry 3 is using CryENGINE 3 (see here). This explains the sudden jump in image and animation quality over Far Cry 2 which used the Dunia engine.

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The dunia engine was great, just play the Avatar game, some of the most details environments this generation. But Far Cry 3 does look good, far better than the second, which was only good for MP, SP was bad.

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If it has that freakin' DRM, I ain't buyin' it

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The dunia engine was great, just play the Avatar game, some of the most details environments this generation. But Far Cry 3 does look good, far better than the second, which was only good for MP, SP was bad.

I did a bit of research and the only mention of CryENGINE 3 is on the Far Cry 3 wiki page. I'm beginning to think that it's a heavily-updated version of the Dunia engine with bits from CryENGINE 1.

If it has that freakin' DRM, I ain't buyin' it

I really hope it doesn't. Ubisoft has the chance to release a decent PC title.

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If it has that freakin' DRM, I ain't buyin' it

Lol, last trailer is already blocked for me (Germany), DRM?? :D

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I re-added that video. The account associated with the other video was terminated due to multiple copyright violations.

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this game looks better by the minute. time to upgrade the PC, go to 16GB, Athlon II X4 to Phenom II X6, maybe get a 7870 or even GTX 680 if i can afford one...between Sony and MS going all "there's no future" on us and so many games lined up it's defo looking to be a good year for PC gaming.

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Pre-Order Far Cry 3, Get Bonus Missions

May be different from EU to US.

A European trailer for Far Cry 3 indicates that early buyers will earn themselves the Lost Expeditions Edition. Americans can also access this content by pre-ordering from various retailers.

This features additional single-player missions in the form of Ignition in the Deep and The Forgotten Experiment. According to Ubisoft, these missions add 40 minutes to the campaign, which sounds about right given Far Cry 2's structure. A flare-gun (which fires 10-gauge shells) for use in the online multiplayer comes included as well.

Details for The Forgotten Experiment are as follows: "Trapped inside a forgotten research facility, your only way out is through the crumbling ruins. To escape, you'll have to activate the old experiments and unleash an electronic storm that could be the end of you."

Meanwhile, in Ignition in the Deep: "Inside an abandoned military silo, the only thing standing between you and freedom are Vaas' pirates and a forgotten missile leaking a lake of fuel."

The American version of the same trailer says pre-ordering Far Cry 3 from Gamestop nets players a code for the Monkey Business Pack. It includes four more missions "hosted by Hurk and his bomb-carrying monkeys." This sounds a bit more tongue-in-cheek than the story's darker, mature themes, as do the unspecified "two bonus ways to humiliate your friends" in multiplayer.

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Far Cry 3's Biggest Questions

Far Cry 3 looks terrific. But it's not a sure bet.

Last month, I posted a preview of Far Cry 3 that covered what I half-jokingly called the game's "split personalities." It was a subject that I found really interesting: the way this game is trying to find harmony between seemingly contradictory game design ideas to establish a unique experience. One thing I didn't mention in that preview, however, was that seeing Far Cry 3 for the first time landed that game right near the top of my list of most anticipated games of 2012. It's a game I'm very much looking forward to

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Might get it :)

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Still doesnt attract me as much as Crysis 3 and i dont understand why they keep making everything have bright colours.

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i dont understand why they keep making everything have bright colours.

Far Cry 2 was set in a desert; it's pretty hard to avoid everything being bright. It was also one of the most original settings we've seen for a first-person shooter. Too many games play it safe by picking the same bland colour palette and same generic locations.

As much as I enjoyed Crysis 2 I still consider Far Cry 2 to be a much better game, despite its shortcomings. I think it will be a lot closer between Crysis 3 and Far Cry 3, though everything I've seen so far suggests that Far Cry 3 will have the better story, better characters and better environment. That said, if Crysis 3 is released on Steam (it's published by EA, so it's still possible it won't be) then I'll definitely be picking it up, as I will with Far Cry 3.

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Still doesnt attract me as much as Crysis 3 and i dont understand why they keep making everything have bright colours.

The game is set on a tropical island so their choice of colours makes sense. I don't see anything wrong with the use of vibrant colours. I'm equally excited for both games and I didn't enjoy playing Far Cry 2 as much as I did the original.

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As much as I enjoyed Crysis 2 I still consider Far Cry 2 to be a much better game, despite its shortcomings.

Oh god no. Far Cry 2 could have been amazing, but it was quite broken and poorly designed I felt.

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Still doesnt attract me as much as Crysis 3 and i dont understand why they keep making everything have bright colours.

because it's a tropical island with lush scenery.

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Yeah but if you compare with Crysis they didnt overpowered it as much.

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lampo is correct, FC2 started out great but then ended up totally broken for SP. endless enemy spawns, the crazy difficulty spike in the last few missions...having said that it was a gorgeous game, and the MP was very decent. am looking forward to this, will get it for PC this time.

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I hated being forced to side with the APR in FC2 that said the stealth parts of the game like in the Dogon village were awesome

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yes, they made some odd design choices in FC2 that ruined it. i most remember it fondly for the MP and for the Dunia engine, which proved amazing on the Avatar game.

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looks good, is it worth the money?

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