“Our country is like this grenade… you must clutch our people nice and tight or we all go boom.” – Antón Castillo
As we knew they would, Ubisoft officially revealed Far Cry 6 as part of today’s event. Their hands were tied when the game leaked ahead of schedule, but from the sounds of things they’d been planning to announce it this weekend regardless.
Set in a tropical paradise that’s essentially been frozen in time, Far Cry 6 centres upon a male or female protagonist named Dani Rojas. As this heroic character, players will take part in a modern day guerilla war against a shady president and the man he’s grooming as his successor. Simply put, they’ll take part in a war to overthrow a dangerous tyrant.
In true series fashion, those who take up arms against President Antón Castillo (who just so happens to be portrayed by Breaking Bad‘s Giancarlo Esposito) will be able to explore an idyllic island nation called Yara. This will mean lush jungles to traverse, vast waterways to swim in and a capitol city to both aid and shoot one’s way through. Of course, making use of one’s resources will be the key to success, including managing new weapons, items, vehicles and guns for hire.
Ubisoft also announced that Gold, Ultimate and Collector’s Editions for Far Cry 6 will be available for pre-order.
- The Gold Edition will include the base game and the Season Pass.
- The Ultimate Edition will include the base game, the Season Pass, and the Ultimate pack, which includes Jungle Expedition pack, the Croc Hunter pack, and the Vice pack.
- The Collector’s Edition will include the base game, Season Pass, the Ultimate pack, a high-end display model of “Tostador”, the flamethrower from the game**** (7 parts to be assembled, length: 72cm), a “How to Assemble” one-pager artwork illustrated by famous artist Tobatron, a unique Collector’s Case based on Tobatron’s iconic art style, an exclusive Steelbook®, a 64-page Artbook, a set of 10 stickers, a Chorizo keyring, a map and a selected Soundtrack of the Game.
Those who pre-order this game will get access to the Libertad Pack, which includes the Libertad Outfit for Chorizo (“the cutest wiener dog on wheels,” and one of the new guns for hire) and the state-of-the-art “Discos Locos”, a weaponized disc launcher that will make enemies dance on their own graves.
Far Cry 6 will release on February 18, 2021, and will do so on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Stadia and PC. If you purchase one of the current-gen versions, you’ll be able to upgrade to one of the next-gen ones for free.