Ubisoft revealed last week that a new Far Cry game is in the works, followed by a bizarre teaser trailer a few days later. Today, Far Cry 5's official announcement trailer was unveiled by the developer, seen above, with in-engine footage showcasing what players will be up against.
Unlike previous entries in the series where the twisted storylines took place in remote locations such as the Himalayas, and a bunch of islands in the Pacific Ocean, the new title is set in America, in the fictional Hope County, Montana, to be exact.
This time around, the player will be up against a fanatical doomsday cult, going by the name of The Project at Eden's Gate, being led by Joseph Seed and his Heralds. Although the memorable Vaas from Far Cry 3 may be a difficult antagonist to top, the developer goes on to claim Joseph Seed will be the "biggest and most ruthless baddest enemy Far Cry has ever seen".
Taken from the video description, Ubisoft describes the game and its setting as follows:
Welcome to Hope County, Montana. When your arrival incites the cult to violently seize control of the region, you must rise up and spark the fires of resistance to liberate a besieged community.
Freely explore Hope County’s rivers, lands, and skies with the largest customizable weapon and vehicle roster ever in a Far Cry game. You are the hero of the story in a thrilling world that hits back with every punch, and where the places you discover and the locals you ally with will shape your story in ways you’ll never see coming.
Alongside the announcement trailer, Ubisoft has also published three more trailers starring some seemingly ordinary characters in run-of-the-mill interviews, seen below, who go on to be revealed as resistance fighters. The player will have the opportunity to ally with these characters against the doomsday cult, with more information regarding these possible allies available on the official Ubisoft page here.
In addition, the game will feature co-op play, giving players the freedom to join up with a friend against the opposition. According to the developer, a new and improved AI will also be present in the game, where enemies will dynamically adjust their strategy depending on the threat level the player poses.
Far Cry 5 will be available on February 27, 2018, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with further information about the game slated to be revealed at E3 next month, so be sure to tune in for Ubisoft's conference at 1 pm PDT on June 12.