There’s been a lot of talk over the last week about Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the new stand-alone expansion to Ubisoft’s amazing 2012 shooter. Today, a ten minute video of leaked footage has surfaced on Youtube….and it is freaking amazing!
Gameplay footage is basically Far Cry 3 with its takedowns and expansive open world, only run through a Tron filter. It’s going to be a standalone expansion, and it looks like a fun adventure to be sure, but that’s not what is truly amazing about this game. The story and voice acting…oh my God…is unbelievably hilarious. ’80s action movie legend Michael Biehn plays a cyber-commando named Sergeant Rex Power Colt whose mission is to…
Allow me to reiterate: MICHAEL BIEHN PLAYS A CYBER-COMMANDO NAMED SERGEANT REX POWER COLT!
His mission is to infiltrate and enemy bunker and download enemy intel in a postapocalyptic future blah blah blah. Look, by this point you’re already on board for this or you’re not. The cutscenes are basic still shots ripped right out of the 8 and 16-bit eras which, along with the over the top dialogue and winking homage to bad action movies, has the potential to be really funny — I’m talking Saints Row the Third funny.
*Looks like all the gameplay videos out there have been blocked by Ubisoft. Fair play, I guess.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is set to be released on May 1, 2013 on PC, PS3, and XBox 360. Thanks to our friends at Stick Skills for the source.