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Far Cry 4 rumored to be set in Himalayan region, includes elephant riding

Eurogamer reports that sources close to the project have revealed that the next entry in the Far Cry series will indeed be set in the Himalayas and surrounding locales, as well as include new features like elephant riding.

Far Cry 4 set in Himalayas, features elephants you can ride
Far Cry 4 set in Himalayas, features elephants you can ride
Far Cry 4 set in Himalayas, features elephants you can ride (photo via http://far-cry.ubi.com/)

According to the writeup,

Far Cry 4 is still some way away, but we understand that Ubisoft is currently aiming to release it during the next financial year (before the end of March 2015).

Perhaps most intriguing is the divergence from the Far Cry series staple of tropical environments, for an alpine setting. While Ubisoft has yet to comment, Eurogamer states that it is safe to assume that players won't be stuck in the snowy peaks for the entirety of their adventure.

Eurogamer also states that eager players will get their first look at Far Cry 4 at June's E3 reveal. In the video linked, Eurogamer also states their position as "confident" that the details presented in the story thus far are solid. Assumed next gen versions will be available, with Xbox 360, Wii U, and PS3 versions up in the air at this point.

The first mention of the Himalayan setting was hinted at by a rather straightforward and blunt Twitter status by user superannuation, a fairly reliable source for breaking news and leaks.

Sources indicate that the outrageously successful formula of Far Cry 3 will translate directly in to the fourth entry, including outpost liberation, hunting, and crafting.

Far Cry 3 was released to wide acclaim across multiple outlets after the mixed reviews on the second entry in the Far Cry series was slammed for being a bit too realistic, but lauded for it's graphical prowess and mechanics under the hood. Following the success of Far Cry 3 Ubisoft put out Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, the runaway add-on that took everything wonderful about 80's movies and perfectly inserted them into the frantic world of Far Cry 3.

Ubisoft is also expected to show off more of The Division, the highly anticipated PVP and PVE online shooter, as well as the recently leaked Assassin's Creed: Unity.

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