You won't find games like that or Remember Me, which I forgot about – or the typical AAA titles on this list. I'm not going full hipster on you but given the crappy selection of 2013's offerings I settled for a bunch of games that never would have made it on a “Best of” list had this been any other year.
Ubisoft, despite playing it safe with a lot of their properties and rehashing concepts on an annual basis, actually took a pretty big risk with Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, a cheap total conversion of Far Cry 3. The risk paid off... big time. The property has moved more than a million copies all by its lonesome and the success has piqued the interest of Ubisoft to potentially pursue a limited retail run for the game.
One of the really big action stars from the 80s and 90s has been in a few big video games as of late. He was in the big budget Aliens: Colonial Marines and the low-budget Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon... the actor and director was not very pleased with working on the big budget game.
With minimal marketing save for what was directly aimed at core gamers in niche communities, and a retro-themed, cheesy take on the popular future vision from the 1980s, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has gone on to move half-a-million units in just under two months, with Ubisoft deeming the IP a success that surpassed expectations.
The really big news item of the week is Electronic Arts acquiring a multi-year licensing deal from Disney Interactive to develop and publish Star Wars games, this extends to enabling DICE to use their Frostbite 3 for a brand new Star Wars game. Wolfenstein New Order has been announced by Bethesda and Activision Blizzard posts some positive news for the previous quarter save for one little thing...World of Warcraft has lost more than a million subscribers.
We're not even completely halfway through the year but I'm just going to call it...I have to: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has to win best original score for 2013's VGAs. It might seem petty to want the game to win for its soundtrack from an awards show that we all groan and moan about, but come on, this game deserves it!
One-liners? Check. Token black guy? Double check. Sincere cheese? Triple check. Tons of explosions? Quadruple check. Graphic sex scene set to an awesome soundtrack? You bet your retro bottom dollar bill.
Today Ubisoft has released a standalone expansion for Far Cry 3, entitled Blood Dragon. A new launch trailer sets up the surreal adventure that players will embark upon.
Ubisoft has released additional screenshots for Far Cry 3's upcoming standalone expansion Blood Dragon. One of the shots gives us our first look at the dragons hinted at in the title.
A quick behind-the-scenes video for the upcoming Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon features the creative director for the total conversion, standalone mod and legendary B-movie actor Michael Beihn, second-hand star in movies like Terminator and Aliens.
Ubisoft scores a huge win amidst DRM controversy, gaining tons of praise from Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon all while a Uplay foul-up allows people to torrent the standalone expansion for free (talk about self-inflicted epic fail). Capcom delays Lost Planet 3 to August and Batman: Arkham Origins is announced, making it the big reveal of the week.
Hit first-person shooter Far Cry 3 and the 1980’s had a baby and they’ve decided to call the thing Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, an over-the-top, neon-soaked romp torn straight out of classic action films and headed to the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. And what better way to prepare for its May 1 launch than to watch an old-school cartoon trailer showing off loads of testosterone-fueled badassary?
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is now listed on the official Xbox website. The eighties-style adventure is apparently a standalone game and will be arriving on the first day of May.
If the movie Universal Soldier and a neon sign had a baby, what would it look like? The answer: Far Cry 3's upcoming expansion Blood Dragon. The first screenshots and trailer suggest this might be the weirdest DLC ever released for a game.