Far Cry 3 will take the series out of Africa and back to a tropical island, Ubisoft has announced.
The game will be developed for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 by Ubisoft Montreal with help from Ubisoft Shanghai and Massive Entertainment. A release is pencilled for 2012.
In Far Cry 3, gamers are Jason Brody, "a man alone at the edge of the world". He's stranded on a "mysterious" tropical island; a "savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing".
You'll forge alliances and make enemies. You'll "slash, sneak and shoot". And the choices you make will shape the story and the outcome of the game.
A demo at Ubisoft's E3 press conference showed a more physical, brutal take, with violent melee attacks complementing the open-ended gunplay.
Knife throwing and a sticky cover system also featured in the demo, which retained the Heart of Darkness influence that Far Cry 2 introduced.
There was no word on release platforms or date.