'Far Cry 4' to be released November 18

Leaks of the latest iteration of the Far Cry series have been abundant on the Internet lately. UbiSoft told GameSpot last year at E3 2013 that there would definitely be a runner-up to the acclaimed "Far Cry 3." Soon after UbiSoft presented their earnings report for the year, the company confirmed the release of "Far Cry 4."

The CEO of UbiSoft, Yves Guillemot stated that "The year's performance will be led by five games--Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, Just Dance, The Crew, and Watch Dogs," and added that "Watch Dogs' pre-orders are at record levels and it is perfectly positioned to become the industry's most successful new IP in history." This is to be expected from a company that is known for quality IPs such as Assassins Creed, and could also be due to recent leaks of information relating to "Watch Dogs" on the PlayStation 4.

The game will be set in a wild region within the Himalayas known as Kyrat which is undergoing hardships due to a self-appointed king. It will offer a vast selection of weapons, as well as animals and is set in an open-world. Executive producer, Dan Hay had stated that "Given the unique setting, we feel Far Cry 4 will stand out as a top first-person shooter and we're eager to reveal more about the game in the coming months."

The title will be released for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 18, 2014. Customers that pre-order "Far Cry 4" will get a limited edition game which includes Hurk's Redemption, a single player mission that features Hurk from "Far Cry 3."

Source: GameSpot | Image via UbiSoft

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I hope this gets released on the Wii-U too and before all the comments about under powered, etc.. come in, Sonic Boom will be using the Cry4 engine, so it can be done (and the Wii-U really needs some new 3rd party games),

This was the best scene of the game. Vaas was an amazing villain and so well played/voiced. Hoping they have a similar level of character development in this game.

Can't wait for it. Far Cry 3 was one of the best games for a long time. Really enjoyed Tomb Raider too - but even now I dip into playing Far Cry 3! :D Deffo one to pre-order.

WildWayz said,
Can't wait for it. Far Cry 3 was one of the best games for a long time. Really enjoyed Tomb Raider too - but even now I dip into playing Far Cry 3! :D Deffo one to pre-order.

I really enjoyed Tomb Raider until i played FC3, FC3 just topped the bill for me and if they do as good job with FC3 and learnt from a few of it's downpoints, it'll be amazing.

Far Cry 3 never really drew me in... the box art never really appealed to me. Though the truth be told, I never played the first two either. Can somebody sum up the games in a few sentences for me? I like the Crysis games.., are they similar, but with low/no tech?

PsYcHoKiLLa said,
Graham Norton is a strange choice for the nemesis

The final boss is a chair that flips you out when your story is boring - fact.

JHBrown said,
Definite buy for me. Not sure about that picture for the game above.

It seems a little odd but that is the box art. Somebody on reddit photoshopped it with Willy Wonka and an Oompa Loompa.

JHBrown said,
Definite buy for me. Not sure about that picture for the game above.

I totally mistook that blonde guy for Gordon Ramsay.

ozgeek said,
Wait a minute. That cover shot reminds me of the newer Tomb Raider game.

Perhaps a copy cat in the makes?

So, a cover artwork that has a similar feel (in your opinion, one I don't share as they look nothing alike) to another game's cover, means that the game itself is going to by a copy cat of said other game? That's some twisted logic right there.

Jeeze, how long are the new releases going to be held back by the prior console generation? As long as they make these games able to run on PS3 and Xbox360 they can't fully exploit the power of the current gen systems (and 64bit PC's). They're prior gen games that get a resolution bump, higher quality textures, and a few after the fact effects tacked on.

Asmodai said,
Jeeze, how long are the new releases going to be held back by the prior console generation? As long as they make these games able to run on PS3 and Xbox360 they can't fully exploit the power of the current gen systems (and 64bit PC's). They're prior gen games that get a resolution bump, higher quality textures, and a few after the fact effects tacked on.

As long as there's money to be made on the old consoles heh.

AsherGZ said,
Except the himalayas are unlivable irl.

I am willing to forgive your ignorance.

There are cities/countries which lie in the Himalayas.

sanke1 said,
There are cities/countries which lie in the Himalayas.
LMAO and this proves how knowledgeable about the subject you are. Let me enlighten you: The himalayas are a range, much like the grand canyons except much much harsher. There are no countries lying within the Himalayas though it crosses through Bhutan, India, Nepal, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan. And definitely no "cities" there lol, unless you count base camps on the outskirts of the range. The topography and condition is just too unfeasible for any large scale development. There are hardly any roads, just paths cut into the mountains and even those are are blocked throughout the year due to avalanches and extreme weather conditions. Main source of transport is via donkeys and mules. Source? I've been to the Nepal and Pakistan part of Himalayas and flown over Mount Everest a couple of times. It's beautiful really from that far up in the sky, not so much from the ground though.

AsherGZ said,
Source? I've been to the Nepal and Pakistan part of Himalayas and flown over Mount Everest a couple of times.

I'm sorry, but you're referencing yourself as a source, but mention you've been to a PART of the Himalayas. Just a part? So you haven't seen the whole of the Himalayas? Cities or no cities, it's a pretty terrible source.

I went to a part of Wales and saw no sheep, therefore, contrary to popular belief, there are no sheep in Wales.

AsherGZ said,
Snip

Didn't we have this argument in the initial Far Cry 4 thread? Where you claimed there was only barren rocky terrain? To which i posted a video from the BBC series 'Himalayas' that showed otherwise. The Himalayas are a massive area, with plenty of different terrains.

Hm, I must've missed it. And yeah I guess you're right, technically it's a pretty big area. But what the Himalayas is known for throughout the world is it's deadly peaks and harsh terrain. It's the place where adrenaline junkies from all over the world come to test themselves against the ultimate force of nature. That is the real Himalayas. If it's lush green scenery and crystal clear lakes you want, you might as well say the game is based in switzerland.

Huh, Bhutan and Nepal are like half Himalaya's, if not more.
Both have several cities in the Himalaya's.
India has a couple there and even China has a few small ones.
And there's plenty of villages throughout the whole area.

You don't have to go there to know this... maps.google.com
Himalaya's are not only the mountains, its the whole area.

AsherGZ said,
Hm, I must've missed it. And yeah I guess you're right, technically it's a pretty big area. But what the Himalayas is known for throughout the world is it's deadly peaks and harsh terrain. It's the place where adrenaline junkies from all over the world come to test themselves against the ultimate force of nature. That is the real Himalayas. If it's lush green scenery and crystal clear lakes you want, you might as well say the game is based in switzerland.

I get what you're saying, but its wrong. I think most people know that the Himalayas are not just Mount Everest but a whole sweeping area. To set a game in an area such as the Himalayas, you'd need to include more of the general area, especially if you want to make an open world game.

AsherGZ said,
LMAO and this proves how knowledgeable about the subject you are. Let me enlighten you: The himalayas are a range, much like the grand canyons except much much harsher. There are no countries lying within the Himalayas though it crosses through Bhutan, India, Nepal, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan. And definitely no "cities" there lol, unless you count base camps on the outskirts of the range. The topography and condition is just too unfeasible for any large scale development. There are hardly any roads, just paths cut into the mountains and even those are are blocked throughout the year due to avalanches and extreme weather conditions. Main source of transport is via donkeys and mules. Source? I've been to the Nepal and Pakistan part of Himalayas and flown over Mount Everest a couple of times. It's beautiful really from that far up in the sky, not so much from the ground though.

At this point I am going to say that you are totally trolling.

sanke1 said,

At this point I am going to say that you are totally trolling.

Arguing a point (that right, wrong or otherwise) doesn't make you a troll. What's with everyone playing the "trolling" card these days, when in fact most of the time it's just healthy debate?

TCLN Ryster said,

Arguing a point (that right, wrong or otherwise) doesn't make you a troll. What's with everyone playing the "trolling" card these days, when in fact most of the time it's just healthy debate?

If one argues the same point in spite of being proved wrong all the time is the very definition of trolling.

If you ask me, it is impossible to live right on the mountains (Himal). But there are places like "Namche Bazaar" which technically lies in the Himalayan region of Nepal.

Raa said,
I wonder if there will be a collector's edition...

It's Ubisoft, expect at least 3 collectors edition variants.

Thief000 said,
Indeed, but the picture above gives me a weird Saints Row vibe and I don't know if that's good.

Purple-ish suit, no problems. No way they could turn it close to Saints Row, thank goodness. Cant wait for Far Cry 4!