While it's no secret that Far Cry 6 was releasing some time soon, we now have official word of the game's release date, as well as some extra story details.
During the Ubisoft Forward event today, we have confirmation that Far Cry 6 will release on February 18th, 2021. Through details from a new trailer, we know the game will star Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito as an incredibly brutal dictator called Anton Castillo. The story takes place in Caribbean nation Yara. Meanwhile, the dictator's son is named Diego. It was originally thought that the son might be Vass from Far Cry 3 during his childhood.
In the trailer, we see Yara in much turmoil. Protests are rocking the capital of the country, with riot police trying to disperse crowds while fires burn in the distance. The protests seem to get violent as citizens attempt to break the line of police.
We also see some not-so-solid parenting, as Esposito's character hands Diego a grenade. He pulls the pin and tells him not to let go of the handle, lest the grenade explodes. He leads his son to a balcony overlooking the protests and, after some questionable parenting advice, the trailer ends. Likely, he's going to cause his son to throw the grenade, as there is no other option.
This trailer sees a shift in tone from the usual wackiness of the past few Far Cry entries, although it's hard to say without seeing any gameplay. Far Cry 6 might tackle some difficult topics, but that remains to be seen. Regardless, we know that there will be an upcoming Ubisoft Forward, which could give us more details in the coming months. Some details from the trailer's description tell us that players take the role of a guerilla in Yara. This character can be male or female and is named Dani Rojas. The description promises the ability to ride horses and pilot tanks. Animal companions make a return as well.
Pre-ordering the game will get you an outfit for a wiener dog companion named Chorizo, and a gun that shoots CDs. There's also several editions: Gold, Ultimate, and Collector's. Each comes with the season pass, but if you get the Collector's Edition, you'll be met with tons of physical items include a replica flamethrower.
Far Cry 6 launches on February 18th, 2021 for current and next-gen consoles, as well as PC. Stay tuned for more details, and check out the game's official website.
The past few Far Cry games haven't really piqued my interest because of the lighthearted tone. I can't say for certain, but Far Cry 6 seems a bit more serious (although the pre-order bonuses conflict with this statement). Esposito's performance in the trailer is a true standout, and I can't wait to see if he can be more than just Gustavo Fring from Breaking Bad. Props to the kid, as well. I feel sympathy for the character, but it looks like Anton is hellbent on making Diego a monster.
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