Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon News for PS3

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Ubisoft has finally announced Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon following weeks of leaks and speculation - and it's every bit as ridiculous as you'd been expecting.

Set in an 80s vision of a futuristic 2007, Blood Dragon is a downloadable standalone spin-off of Far Cry 3 which stars 80s movie legend Michael Biehn as Sgt. Rex 'Power' Colt, a cyber-commando sent on a retro-themed crusade against a rogue cyborg army, Omega Force.

Mechanically speaking, it's similar to its namesake: like Far Cry 3, the game takes place on an open-world island overrun with enemy installations - FC3's outposts replaced here with hi-tech military garrisons - and it's the player's job to kill the bad guys, overthrow a cyborg enemy who has drunk dragon blood to make himself even more powerful (really), and liberate the island.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon screenshot

Players are able to wield a variety of 'futuristic' weaponry, too, including the Fazertron laser rifle and Galleria 1991 shotgun, as they duel against Omega Force and fend off dragons with laser eyes. Again, really.

"Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is an all-out honest cyber shooter that doesn't take itself too seriously," says creative director Dean Evans.

"In a genre saturated with super serious narrative and realistic settings we felt it was time to inject some good old fashioned robofun into it. Think of it as the third movie in an action franchise... it's got a bit tired and long in the tooth. It's that moment when the producers decide to go all in. Robocop 3 and Rambo 3 are great examples of movies that just went crazy to explode (implode) the franchise. Toys, Cartoons, Cereal... that kind of stuff came flooding in.

"The philosophy with Blood Dragon was to create something that's so bad it's good. Many shooters are just 80s action movies in disguise so we just embraced it and ran with it."

If you have any interest in hearing Biehn spit out one-liners like, "I think you get the point," when piercing an arrow throw his target's chest, putting a middle finger up to his enemies while blasting them full of lead, or punching mainframes to prevent missile launches, you should probably check it out.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has long-been rumoured to be in development, following leaked information from the Brazilian classifications board and the game's achievements appearing online.

A listing for the game was later posted on Xbox.com, essentially confirming the game's development, before the PC version was leaked online via an exploit of Ubisoft's Uplay service.

The download service remains offline while Ubisoft attempts to fix the issue.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon launches on Xbox LIVE Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC on May 1, 2013. A price has yet to be announced.

Source: Ubisoft press event/press release

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altaranga's Avatar

altaranga

YouTube Video
Posted 23:33 on 25 April 2013
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p0rtalthinker

I haven't even played Far Cry 3 yet but this looks awesome!
Posted 23:54 on 12 April 2013
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dav2612

Really enjoyed Far Cry 3 but I don't like the look of this.
Posted 09:55 on 12 April 2013
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altaranga

Dinosaurs with frickin' lazer beam eyes?

I hope they manage to maintain the game's "so bad it's good" level without it slipping into the "so bad it's bad" trap. Definitely one to look out for.
Posted 08:42 on 12 April 2013
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Chlandy

I had just been thinking I might rebuy / rent Far Cry 3 and finish it. Guess I'll hold off for this
Posted 12:57 on 11 April 2013
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Clockpunk

This is exactly the sort of thing the industry needs more of - all out bonkers-ness.
Posted 11:39 on 11 April 2013
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EverTheOptimist

I'm in!
Posted 11:24 on 11 April 2013
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Grammartron

Yeah, it's a standalone arcade release.

WHICH LOOKS AWESOME.
Posted 11:02 on 11 April 2013
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pblive@ munkee

:)

It's not DLC, is it? It's a standalone release I think.
Posted 10:25 on 11 April 2013
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pblive@ Clockpunk

As you can buy it direct from UPlay as well, there might be UPlay unlocks.
Posted 10:24 on 11 April 2013
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Clockpunk

Am I correct in thinking that as this is an Arcade/PSN title, there will not be any UPlay rewards/unlocks...?

Which would be a real shame, if so...
Posted 10:22 on 11 April 2013
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munkee

Oh my word.. Now THAT is how to do DLC (and market it). I haven't bought the main game yet, so I hope they release a disc with game + DLC in the future.

I'd buy that for a dollar!

EDIT:
No way! pblive, I just went back through some comments from yesterdays posts and realised that you said the exact same quote, haha. I hadn't seen it until after I wrote the same thing :P weird.
Posted 10:01 on 11 April 2013
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tvr77

Crazy awesome style. Totally getting this!
Posted 09:58 on 11 April 2013
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dazzadavie

Mad but great! Really not helping my recent love for cyberpunk
Posted 09:29 on 11 April 2013
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pblive

It looks completely mad.
Posted 09:27 on 11 April 2013

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