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Far Cry 4 Is Coming

Ubisoft has confirmed the inevitable, and it's headed our way later this year.

Not only was Far Cry 3 a big success for Ubisoft, but it was a pretty damn good game, too. It's why we're getting Far Cry 4 later this year, confirming longstanding rumors of another open world sequel.

Ubisoft stealthily announced Far Cry 4 as part of its financial results today.

The game, which takes place in the Himalayas, is scheduled for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 18. We'll most likely see much more of Far Cry 4 at E3.

The company revealed a little bit more about the game on the PlayStation Blog today.

"Of course, you can expect the same unique, open-world gameplay that has set Far Cry apart from more traditional shooters. Far Cry 4 will be set in Kyrat, a breathtaking, perilous, and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic, self-appointed king. This is not your standard FPS. You will be equipped with a vast array of weapons, animals, and vehicles, and our highly detailed and interactive open-world will let players write their own story across an exotic and varied landscape."

For now, let's all gaze upon the amazing art for the game.

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Posted by AjayRaz

i want to be equipped with a vast array of animals

Posted by Huxleyy

@ajayraz: Exactly my thoughts.

Does this mean a capturing mechanic? Also, I want that fuckin' suit bro.

Posted by Zornack

Nice, great news. I like seeing a game announced and released in the same year. Also, is this Ubi's first multiplat/cross gen game to not have a Wii U version?

Edited by AjayRaz

@huxleyy said:

@ajayraz: Exactly my thoughts.

Does this mean a capturing mechanic? Also, I want that fuckin' suit bro.

that suit dude looks like he would know a thing or two about equipping animals

Posted by SpiderJerusalem

I hope the bad guy isn't just Vass 2.0.

That said, I'm super excited. I loved Far Cry 3 and the Himalayas seems like a really cool setting. I kinda wish this was current-gen only, though...

Edited by CaLe

Far Cry 3 was indeed a good game, but I happened to be playing it around the time the Sandyhook shooting happened and found myself unable to get back into the game after that. Let's hope I can make it all the way through this one!

Edited by Levius

Far Cry 3 was probably my GOTY, so I am really excited for sequel which won't be kinda jacked on consoles (hopefully).

Posted by AlexGBRO

hmm earlier than expected

Posted by TheMasterDS

Being equipped with a large array of animals makes me think of Hearthstone's Hunter. And Hearthstone's Hunter is often super fun to play. If that line means anything resembling Unleash The Hounds I will be very happy.

Posted by mrfluke

I hope dude in suit is another lunatic like Vaas.

Posted by Nightriff

Well I'll be getting this day one, waited on 3 and loved the hell out of it, so more of that and I'm in.

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Edited by Pr1mus

I look at that boxart and think back on what Far Cry was like at first 10 years ago and wonder if Far Cry is on the same trajectory as Saints Row.

Posted by cooljammer00

It's Brayko from Alpha Protocol!

Edited by Luck702

One question:
Can I shoot a Yeti with a rocket launcher?

Posted by Soapy86

Far Cry X Saints Row

Edited by JonnyAshley

He looks like Julian Assange!

Edited by Adaptor

That 'art' doesn't make a great first impression. Unless it's meant to be a Genesis game or something...

Posted by revel

Yes! I am super excited for this. FC3 was my favorite game that year.

Posted by Chicken008

DLC Cry 4.

Posted by Jayzilla

Confirmed. Patrick Stewart with a toupee as the villain.

Posted by Spitznock

I'm on board!

Posted by Shortbreadtom

If the final hunting mission isn't a yeti they have WASTED the Himalayan setting

Posted by wrecks

Hell yes.

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Posted by Atwa

Didn't like Far Cry 3 at all personally and only two years later makes me think it will be very similar, well most people seemed to like that so I can't complain. Not for me probably.

Edited by JackSukeru

@spiderjerusalem said:

I hope the bad guy isn't just Vass 2.0.

Making the same villain over and over again, that would be insane.

Posted by Grilledcheez

Far Cry 4 was announced...just as I am starting to play 3 lol

Posted by Clapmaster

Can't wait. I better start start saving for a new video card now!

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Posted by LandonRobinson

Let's hope they don't squander the potential of an antagonist like Vaas again. Everything about that character was so rich and distinct, I just hope it gets treated a bit more elegantly this time around, if they have one (which sounds like the new king fellow).

Posted by mrfluke

@spiderjerusalem said:

I hope the bad guy isn't just Vass 2.0.

Making the same villain over and over again, that would be insane.

Posted by L33T_HAXOR

Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, Far Cry 4... Ubi sure does love to pump these open world games out

Posted by TooWalrus

Quite disappointed that they're reaching back to the 360 and PS3 but still definitely interested.

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Posted by Pie

eh, stopped playing FC3 once I got to the second island and would have stopped sooner if not for the hype and the fact I dropped 30 quid on it. They should make Far Cry 2 again

Posted by baka_shinji17

This better have volcano diving or I will be pissed.

Posted by Brad3000

So does the bad guy have just one stumpy leg?

Seriously - how bad is that art? Looks like they hired a freshman from art-school who hasn't taken any life drawing classes yet.

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Posted by Existence

Going off the appearance of the villain - I'm glad that they're retaining the surreal, sort of self aware vibe of FC3 instead of making a serious "dark and gritty" game. The pink suit and the douchey look made me chuckle when I first saw it.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

I'm VERY excited.

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Posted by Lyfeforce

I've got a baaaaaaad feeling about this.

Posted by Dixavd

From an art perspective, it seems to be a mix of what I loved from Far Cry 3 and the Tomb Raider game that came out last year - which is a neat surprise.

Posted by Greenshoes

I wish they had waited a year or two more to release a fourth game.

Posted by Zevvion

Going off the appearance of the villain - I'm glad that they're retaining the surreal, sort of self aware vibe of FC3 instead of making a serious "dark and gritty" game. The pink suit and the douchey look made me chuckle when I first saw it.

Yes, but I'm also worried. The first half or so of FarCry 3 was absolutely amazing. But in the second half it became very clear that Ubisoft had no idea what they were building in the first half. They didn't deliver on any of the very interestingly established story points.

I am worried a little bit because they are apparently moving in the same direction and I hope they finally understand what made that stuff so great; instead of adding it in to say: 'See? This stuff is back!'

That said, I really enjoyed playing FarCry 3 and even though I thought it ultimately didn't live up to what it projected, it was one of my favorite games that year. In fact, I feel compelled to go back and play it again right now.

Posted by HeyGuys

Wow, there is a lot going on in that picture.

Posted by Marcsman

Ubisoft has been crushing it lately. AC IV and Child of Light are awesome. If Watch Dogs is even semi decent. Ubisoft has to be developer of the year, well at least for the PS4.

Edited by Charlee_CoCo

That dude in the suit has Patrick Stewart's face.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

That dude in the suit has Patrick Stewart's face.

Suit guy whispers into to ear of the poor sod: "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. NOW!"

Edited by Milkman

What the hell is that picture? That's awful.

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Posted by ADAMWD

I'm always a bit skeptical when it comes to huge games with shorter than expected dev cycles due to multiple studios working on the game.

Posted by Azraden

So how long until the writer tells everyone that his shitty story is "satire" and they we just totally don't get it and he's actually a wonderful writer?

Edited by realkman

Hopefully there isn't too much writing in this one.

Posted by TN04

This could be really good or really bad depending on the villain. Art looks awesome though.

Posted by Fudge91

cool... but a sequel to Blood Dragon would be even cooler :p

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