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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Gives PSN the Finger on 1st May

Posted by Sammy Barker

Dig out your eyeliner in preparation

Ubisoft’s delightful dayglo spin-off Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is not an April Fools’ Day joke – it’s a real product coming to the PlayStation Network on 1st May. The first-person adventure depicts the plight of Sgt. Rex Power Colt, a cyborg commando voiced by Terminator and Aliens star Michael Biehn. The game’s set in the near future (2007, to be precise) and deals with a world plunged into chaos after a nuclear strike on North America.

You won’t need a copy of last year’s likeable Far Cry 3 to play the eighties escapade – this is a standalone release linked only to its predecessor by its open world setting and gameplay mechanics. Once again you’ll be capturing outposts, only this time they’ll be controlled by a rogue military group known as the Omega Force. You’ll also be able to go out in pursuit of wildlife, which takes the form of robotic reptiles known as Blood Dragons. And, yes, there’ll be dinosaurs that inexplicably shoot lasers out of their eyes.

The publisher’s yet to confirm a price just yet, but Steam listings suggest that you should expect to pay around $14.99 for the game. You can watch the title’s first trailer in the space below, which shows off the adventure’s VHS-inspired scanlines and intentionally wonky dialogue. We’re extremely excited for this, but we are worried that the joke could get a little old. Still, Far Cry 3 was amazing, so we’re on board for more of that alone.

Update: Ubisoft's confirmed that the game's due out on 30th April in North America.

[via joystiq.com]

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User Comments (7)

Ristar42

#2

Ristar42 said:

I like this 80s throw back approach, had a lot of fun playing Double Dragon Neon. I dont really play fps games much, but will see how this turns out, gameplay-wise.

rjejr

#3

rjejr said:

Thundarr deserves his own game.

This looks awesome. I may have to put aside my deep seated dislike of FPS for this if it plays anything like that trailer.

I think this will be the game Duke Nukem Forever should have been.

Alpha

#5

Alpha said:

I think i saw some sort of T-rex or something at the end there, im gonna definitlly get this. i loved Farcry 3. got platinum for it thats how much i loved it! one of the best games i played.

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