A few extra details about the upcoming stand-alone expansion for Far Cry 3 have surfaced following the content appearing on the Xbox Live Marketplace listings along with a handful of new screenshots too.
For anyone who already heard about the Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon teaser last week you won’t be surprised to see a lot more neon lights than tropical foliage in the screenshots either. The expansion will be a considerable departure from the standalone game, and instead will take us to an 80’s vision of the future reminiscent of many classic Sci-fi films.
The game doesn’t appear to be trying to take itself too seriously either, with a promise to deliver on all the cliché one would expect from the very films that inspired it. We will assume the role of a Cyber Commando name Rex Colt who will be embarking on the typical ‘save all humankind’ mission that one would expect from something trying to poke some fun at it’s inspiration.
“Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil. Welcome to an 80’s VHS vision of the future.”
“The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who’s fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide.”
One other little detail gained from the listing as well is the confirmation that Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon will work as a standalone title, so there’s no need to worry if you didn’t keep that copy of Far Cry 3 in your game collection or never bought it either.
“Playing Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon doesn’t require a copy of Far Cry® 3.”
No release date or pricing for the title has been revealed yet, so stay tuned. Since the listings have started going live now an impending announcement should be right around the corner.