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Far Cry Wii unveiled

Jack's in trouble again.

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Ubisoft has properly unveiled the Nintendo Wii version of Far Cry, which is a launch title for the console.

It's called Far Cry Vengeance, and it uses the Wii remote and Nunchuk for control, and tells a new tale about protagonist Jack Carver.

Along with a new-storyline-backed single-player campaign, Far Cry Vengeance will feature multiplayer - including a last-man standing "Chaos" mode.

And of course you'll be able to use and do all the various things that have become hallmarks of the series - vehicles, Feral-powers, guns, and jungle stealth.

So what's happened to Jack? Funny you should ask.

"The incident at Jacutan Archipelago changed Jack Carver's life forever. Jack has had little choice but to embrace the disturbing talents unleashed by Krieger's unique brand of folk medicine.

"Back at his home port in Micronesia, Jack thought he had finally found paradise. But when a gorgeous woman draws him in on a dangerous heist, their sun-drenched days take a chilling turn.

"Hunted for a murder he didn't commit, Jack must draw on his most savage instincts to make his predators his prey."

Quite. And so you jump, shoot, drive, machete, climb, grenade and Feral-attack your way through another rebel-infested trophical paradise.

Vehicles will include ATVs, hovercrafts, pick-up trucks and even jet-skis, while Feral powers will allow you to jump higher, run faster and slash more powerfully than the sum total of your enemies combined.

Graphically the game can't really hope to compete with its still-amazing PC and Xbox/360 predecessors, but it doesn't look too shabby, as you can see in the screenshots accompanying the announcement.

We'll have more on Far Cry Vengeance, which is due out on 8th December of course, soon.

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