Check out the first official cinematic and gameplay trailer for Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, an 80s-styled standalone shooter that is set for release on May 1st 2013 from Ubisoft. Looking like a mash-up of an 80’s cartoon series and sci-fi action adventure, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is said to include up to six to eight hours game time.
Rook Island’s replacement in Blood Dragon is a little smaller – it’s said to be around the same size as the South Island in Far Cry 3 – and it’s dotted with garrisons, shield-protected forts that are the equivalent of the original game’s outposts. Attacking them presents the same type of open-ended play, but there’s a lurid twist, with the option to coax in trundling laser-spewing dragons to finish off the job once the shields are down.
And now from CVG:
There was a nice mixture of normal and special enemy types in our skirmishes. Standard cyborgs were thrown at us in waves, with the occasional heavy or flamer thrown in to keep us on our toes. Miniguns, bows and flamethrower will be available, but for our demo we stuck to the standard assault rifle, which suited us just fine since it was well-suited for headshots. Nail a cyborg in with a bullet to the face and you’ll get a satisfying explosion of blue juice as a reward.
There will also be plenty of side quests; rare animal hunting is back, and wanted quests have been tweaked so they’re hostage rescue missions.