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Far Cry 2 given solid release date

Collector's Edition also announced.

Ubisoft has announced that Far Cry 2 will be released for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on 24th October.

In addition to the usual game-in-a-DVD-case shenanigans, the publisher has also teamed up with GAME to distribute a special Collector's Edition version.

This will include a t-shirt, an art book, a fold-out map (the press release says "Collector 50 square kilometre map", which may not be literal), and a making-of DVD. What's more, it comes in a wooden box. Wood is excellent.

Ubisoft Montreal's first-person shooter sequel has already won plaudits for keeping up the original game's fine graphical tradition - despite development switching to Montreal from original studio Crytek, who buzzed off to make Crysis for EA.

Far Cry 2 plunges players into a massive, 50-kilometre square chunk of Africa where it's important to make friends and influence/shoot people in order to survive.

In addition to the usual single-player campaign and multiplayer, Ubisoft Montreal has produced an impressive map editor (all formats), which allows you to craft huge levels to insane degrees of detail in just a second minutes.

I COME IN WOOD.

You can read more about that and check out a video in our original Far Cry 2 map editor announcement story, and check out our Far Cry 2 hands-on preview for more on the game.

Look out for a review closer to release.

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