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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Offers an '80s VHS Vision of the Future'

Posted by Sammy Barker

Shoot dragons with bows next month

Ubisoft’s outrageous first-person spin-off Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is set to paint the PlayStation Network a garish shade of neon next month, if a leaked listing on is to be believed. Details regarding the downloadable release have been floating about for weeks, with a batch of screenshots arriving just a few days ago.

According to the outed product information, the 80s homage stars legendary action man Michael Biehn, who is perhaps best known for his roles in Terminator and Aliens. It’s likely that the actor will play the spin-off’s protagonist Sargent Rex Colt, “a Mark IV Cyber Commando who’s fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue”.

The title’s pitched as a “kick-ass cyber shooter” and is supposedly set on a “bizarre open-world environment crawling with evil”. The aforementioned listing mentions a 1st May release date, so it’s safe to assume that the game will hit the PlayStation Network around the same time, unless Microsoft has any timed exclusivity shenanigans up its sleeve.

The publisher’s still yet to officially confirm the title, but we can’t imagine that it will keep us waiting much longer. Are you looking forward to this silly side-story? Let us know in the comments section below.


User Comments (5)



Azikira said:

Just as long as it's not exclusive to Xbox (Like Castle Crashers was for two years) then I will get this. I get pretty fed up with third party developers making titles like this exclusive to one console. First party? Understandable. Ubisoft? Heck no.

Though admittedly I would rather purchase this on my Wii U, but the likelihood of it appearing there is even lower then it is on PS3.



UNC5052 said:

I doubt it would have any type of Xbox exclusivity considering that the PS3 version of Far Cry 3 had exclusive content.



Ginkgo said:

@Azikira : Ubisoft and PS3 play nice together. I wouldn't worry.
Personally I not yet convinced that this shouldn't have stayed an April fools joke, but we shall see. Happy to be proved wrong.



Azikira said:

@ UNC5052 & Ginkgo:
True, I didn't think of it that way. I just know Microsoft likes to buy it's way into anything it can get, and awesome developers like Behemoth disappoint me when they go totally exclusive for a long period of time.

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