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'Far Cry 4' set in colder climates of the Himalayas

Far Cry 4 set in colder Himalayas
Far Cry 4 set in colder Himalayas
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Far Cry 4 has been a long time coming but it appears Ubisoft is finally getting ready to announce the newest edition of the long running Far Cry series. New rumors surfaced on Friday that indicate Far Cry 4 is going to be set in the Himalayas, giving the series a much needed boost by locating it in a location that isn’t a tropical island.

Eurogamer was the first on the scene with the information and says Far Cry 4 is set to be released in early 2015. The series has been one that has been synonymous with tropical climates and the change in location could lead to some new features for Far Cry 4.

Eurogamer claims that one of its top informants has given it a little bit more information and says that there is an ability to ride elephants through some of the mountain passes in the game. While Ubisoft hasn’t officially confirmed any of the details, rumors indicate it will officially unveil the newest Far Cry game during its E3 exhibition in June.

According to those in the new, the Far Cry 4 gameplay will be similar to previous versions, meaning there will be large focus on hunting local fauna. The map is said to be similar to other Far Cry games with outposts that are just waiting for players to liberate them.

When you consider that Far Cry 3 launched in November of 2012, and its spinoff, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon launched about six months later it seems as if Far Cry 4 has had about two years of development. If the company does officially unveil Far Cry 4 in June, it could make for a very big 2014 E3.

Others have speculated that Assassin’s Creed: Unity will also be officially shown off at the video game convention. Tom Clancy’s The Division is also expected to make another appearance. If all of these rumors are correct then it’s possible that Far Cry 4 could actually be overshadowed a little bit. On the other hand, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was popular enough that gamers might want to see what Ubisoft can do with this latest iteration.