Far Cry 3 News

Far Cry: The Wild Expedition is a compilation

UPDATE: Release date updated, Far Cry Classic now available.

UPDATE #2 11/02/14: Ubisoft has updated its release schedule for the upcoming Far Cry compilation, The Wild Expedition. The bundle will now launch a week later - on 21st February rather than the 14th.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon sales hit 500,000 in two months

Ubisoft's redonkulous Far Cry 3 spin-off Blood Dragon has shifted more than 500,000 copies in its first two months on sale.

The neon 1980s-themed reskin launched as a standalone download for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at the end of April.

Blood Dragon even helped drive sales of the main Far Cry 3 game, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot revealed the news to Eurogamer sister site GamesIndustry International.

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon gets release date and... '80s film star Michael Biehn?

Ubisoft's bonkers and still unannounced Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon will star '80s action man Michael Biehn.

The downloadable PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 spin-off is due to launch on 1st May, its listing on Xbox.com has revealed.

Terminator and Aliens actor Biehn is likely voicing the game's eye-patched protagonist Sargent Rex Colt, whose mission it is to defeat a rogue cyborg army.

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Far Cry 3 patch that resets outposts is out now on all platforms

Far Cry 3 patch that resets outposts is out now on all platforms

Also adds new extra hard "Master" difficulty and allows you to remove the HUD.

Ubisoft has previously teased a patch for Far Cry 3 that would allow players to reset outposts, tailor the HUD, and add an extra hard difficulty setting, but it was never clear when this would come out until today as the publisher just announced that the patch is out now on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

All of these features are based on fan request, and now players can retackle the outpost missions - arguably the highlight of the game - in the uber challenging Master difficulty. And they'll be able to do it while looking at less screen clutter to boot with the newly customisable HUD.

New multiplayer features allow players to beta test their user-created maps to gain feedback on them before releasing them to everyone, maps are now searchable by author, the "idle kick" feature that removes idle players is removed from custom and private matches, and the Skip map voting system now has more visibility and allots players more time to cast their votes.

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Watch the BAFTA Game Awards live on Eurogamer

UPDATE: Dishonored takes top honours, but Journey scoops up five awards.

UPDATE: The 2013 BAFTA winners are in and they're a doozy. Dishonored took top honours, winning best game overall, which is odd as it didn't win in any other awards. Conversely, Journey received a whopping five awards in various other categories.

Far Cry 3 patch will allow you to tailor the HUD/UI

Far Cry 3 patch will allow you to tailor the HUD/UI

Because who wants to read mission prompts when you're being attacked by a tiger, amirite?

Far Cry 3 may be a gorgeous, brilliant open-world adventure, but its mesmerizing visuals and exotic tigers are often obstructed by an obtrusive UI that impedes the immersion by mothering you with objectives and tips.

Ubisoft has responded to these criticisms by announcing that it's working on a patch that will allow players to tailor the HUD/UI to their liking.

"Based on feedback from both press and fans, the Far Cry 3 production team is working on a patch that will allow you to toggle most HUD/UI elements based on player preference," said Ubisoft in a statement to Kotaku.

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Far Cry 3 High Tides co-op DLC exclusive to PS3

PS3-exclusive Far Cry 3 DLC has just been announced. It's co-op themed and known as High Tides. It's due in January.

High Tides contains two new co-op chapters: Jailbreak and Redemption. They pick up where the original six co-op chapters left off.

"We've got new missions, tougher fights, bigger competitions, some great up-close time with your favourite characters, and explosive moments unlike anything you've seen before," wrote Meghan Watt from Massive Entertainment (the studio that handled Far Cry 3 online) on the US PlayStation blog.

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Pre-order Assassin's Creed 3, Far Cry 3 at Eurogamer Expo for exclusive bonus

EGXPre-order Assassin's Creed 3, Far Cry 3 at Eurogamer Expo for exclusive bonus

Numbered lithographic prints available while stocks last.

Pre-order Assassin's Creed 3 or Far Cry 3 at the Eurogamer Expo and you'll get a numbered, limited edition print you'll find nowhere else.

Both will only be available while supplies last (there are 500 for Assassin's Creed 3 and 750 for Far Cry 3).

The stunning Assassin's Creed 3 artwork comes courtesy of digital artist Russ Mills. I would totally have this on my wall.

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Far Cry 3 PC system specs revealed

Find out what it takes to punch a shark on the highest setting.

Far Cry 3's minimum, recommended and high-performance system specs have been released for the PC version of Ubisoft's upcoming psychedelic open-world first-person shooter.

EGXUbisoft brings top talent to Eurogamer Expo developer sessions

Far Cry 3, Assassin's Creed 3 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist developers all in the house.

Here we go! I'm very happy to shade in a few of the remaining blocks on this year's Eurogamer Expo developer sessions page by revealing that Far Cry 3, Assassin's Creed 3 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist are all on the schedule for this year's event!

Far Cry 3 Island Survival Guide trailer shows off breathtaking scenery and "exotic creatures"

A new trailer for psychedelic open-world first-person shooter Far Cry 3 shows off its lush tropical setting of the Rook Islands.

Narrated by ex-CIA agent Huntley, the trailer depicts scenic terrain that "houses a thousand years of secrets," "hundreds of exotic creatures" and a tiger on bison attack at 1:59 that puts Tokyo Jungle to shame.

Not seen in this trailer is shark-punching, which will make a welcome return to this game after Batman whet our appetites for it in Arkham City last autumn.

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Ubisoft: Far Cry 3 violence justified by story

"One mistake games can make is to simply not acknowledge it."

The portrayal of violence in video games needs to fit with a game's story, Ubisoft has said, while discussing the prominent part that bloodshed plays in tropical shooter Far Cry 3.

EGXAssassin's Creed 3 playable at Eurogamer Expo

Ubisoft announces line-up for September show, also including Just Dance 4.

With E3 finally out of the way, we're getting the point where we can start to announce some of the games and developers who will be making their way to this year's epic, four-day Eurogamer Expo, taking place at Earls Court from 27th-30th September 2012.

Far Cry 3: Insane Edition revealed with new trailer

Far Cry 3: Insane Edition revealed with new trailer

Includes exclusive one hour single-player mission.

Ubisoft has revealed the Far Cry 3: Insane Edition with a new trailer.

It comes with all the digital content for the game, including Monkey Business (an exclusive one hour single-player mission) and extra single-player and multiplayer content (three packs: the Hunter Pack, Predator Pack and Warrior Pack, and the two bonus missions that come with the already announced Lost Expeditions single-player content).

On top of that you get an essential island survival guide, exclusive survival kit packaging and the insane Vaas Wahine bobblehead.

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Far Cry 3 multiplayer beta announced

Far Cry 3 multiplayer beta announced

Two week testing period on consoles this Summer.

Far Cry 3's multiplayer modes get a beta dry run on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this Summer, publisher Ubisoft has announced.

It will run for two weeks, offering 16-player matches, six classes, and multiple maps and modes. Sorry PC gamers, it appears you're sitting this one out.

Full details of how you can grab an invitation have not yet been announced, however, US gamers can guarantee their inclusion by picking up Ghost Recon: Future Soldier from GameStop on 22nd May.

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Far Cry 3 release date revealed by leaked trailer

The Far Cry 3 release date has been revealed by a leaked trailer.

Website AllGamesBeta published the trailer under the headline: "Far Cry 3 Cinematic Trailer Leaked."

The German trailer, purely CGI, shows a group of happy-go-lucky adventurers frolicking on a far-away island. They drink and laugh with hardly a care in the world. Then something nasty happens. Bad people swear, and guns are fired.

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Ancel attacks gratuitous FPS violence

Devs should take inspiration from movies.

As it has done for the past few years, the FPS genre dominated E3 this month. However, as exemplified by the likes of Brothers In Arms: Furious 4, Far Cry 3, Rage and Modern Warfare 3, the class of 2011 seemed to boast a particularly brutal streak.

Ubisoft announces Far Cry 3

Ubisoft announces Far Cry 3

Back to a tropical island.

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".

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Ubisoft writer confirms Far Cry 3

Ubisoft writer confirms Far Cry 3

It's the naughty corner for this man.

An Ubisoft scriptwriter has confirmed to the UK's Official PlayStation magazine that Far Cry 3 is in development.

Kevin Shortt, speaking at an Avatar press event, was asked by the mag if he was working on a sequel to last year's sandbox shooter, (as reported by CVG).

"No I'm not," he said. "But I know the team are and what I've seen looks pretty exciting."

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