It looks like Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is actually real! Screenshots and music tracks from the title have been released, showing us that this was not all just a huge April Fools Day ploy (like Deus Ex: Human Defiance!) Thank you Ubisoft for not crushing my dreams like Eidos Montreal did. Before looking at the pics, here is a brief summary of the game, which makes it sound that much cooler:
“The year is 2007. It is the future. Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war and new paths for peace must be found. A U.S. cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. A Mark IV Cyber Commando, Sergeant Rex Power Colt has been sent over to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on.”
Any guy named Sergeant Rex Power Colt will have my full support! Now check out the images:
As you can see the game has an 80’s over-the-top neon sci-fi aesthetic, giving Blood Dragon a distinct look from its predecessor, Far Cry 3. Whether this is a standalone title or DLC, the major shift in look and tone is welcome.I love to see developers bring a completely different vibe to their games, and it is kind of surprising that this type of thing does not happen more often.
No matter how cool the images look at this point, the real winner today is the game’s music. Three tracks were released in conjunction with the images and they are exactly what I was hoping for.
Titled Power Core, Sloan’s Assault and Warzone, the tracks are synth-heavy offerings from the famed gaming band, Power Glove and mirror the sound of Kavinsky (among others). They were uploaded to SoundCloud, so check them out for yourself. Just the beginning of Power Core is enough to get me extremely excited about this game.
Head over to the ridiculous Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon website to learn more.
What do you think of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon? Are you excited about this new look and direction?