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‘Far Cry 4’ announced for current and last generation platforms

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The website Ign.com has confirmed the announcement of a new game from the company Ubisoft. That title is “Far Cry 4,” and its existence was announced on May 15, 2014. This title, as its name implies, is the fourth title in the main series of the “Far Cry” franchise (although there are other spinoffs and DLC titles in the series). This title is scheduled to release on November 18, 2014, and will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC platforms.

Very little information was revealed alongside the reveal of “Far Cry 4.” What is known is that the title will take place in a fictional place in the Himalayas called Kyrat. This area is being ruled by a self-proclaimed despot king. It is likely that the player will end up overthrowing this despot before the end of the game, but this is not confirmed. The “Far Cry” franchise is partly known for having storylines with massive plot twists, so it’s possible that the player’s interaction with the despot could be completely different from what players might expect.

The executive producer of Ubisoft Montreal, Dan Hay, who is leading the development of the title, has stated that the company “wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise players and exceed fan expectations.” What this means is unclear, but it is likely that many more details about the game will come to light during E3 later this year.

Ubisoft also announced that players who pre-order “Far Cry 4” will receive an upgraded Limited Edition copy of the game. This Limited Edition comes with two in-game bonuses: a three part single player mission staring the character Hurk (who appeared in the DLC of “Far Cry 3”) and Hurk’s harpoon gun, “The Impaler.” It is not currently known if these items will be available for players who do not pre-order the game, but, if history is any indication, it is likely that they will become available for all players at some point after the game’s release.

To learn more about “Far Cry 4,” visit Ubisoft’s official blog, which will be updated with more information about the title as it is revealed:

Ubisoft's official blog for "Far Cry 4"

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