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Far Cry 4 Story Details Leaked

By Pete Haas 2014-05-20 08:15:41 discussion comments
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Ubisoft's announcement of Far Cry 4 last week didn't reveal much about the game. However, Ubisoft's official store gives us some insight into the plot.

"Hidden in the majestic Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence," says the Uplay listing for Far Cry 4. "You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother's dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min."

"Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat."

The initial announcement of Far Cry 4 mentioned Kyrat and a dictator. It didn't mention the character names or anything about a "mother's dying wish."

Ajay is a male Hindi name. It means "unconquerable" or "victorious," depending on which baby name site you visit. In other words, it's a pretty good action hero name.

Just from the short story description, Ajay Ghale already sounds much more relatable than Far Cry 3's Jason Brody. He's not some shitty rich kid on vacation. Instead, he's a mourning son performing a labor of love.

As far as I know, Ajay would be the first Indian protagonist in a game. Unless he's really A.J. Gale, an American commando/professional snowboarder who never learned how to spell his name right. Either way, he's probably voiced by Troy Baker.

Pagan Min is presumably the gentleman in the pink suit from the first art. There might be more than one crazy person running around Kyrat. Vaas was prominently featured in Far Cry 3's art but he turned out to be just one of many prominent enemies in the game. Jimmy McPinkSuit might featured on the box art simply because he looks the strangest. The Big Bad of Far Cry 4 could be someone else entirely.

The story details were pulled from Uplay shortly after a Reddit user noticed them. However, you can see them for yourself at the cached version of the site.

There isn't a universally right way to interpret information being taken down by a company. Did Ubisoft pull down those story details because they're telling us important details too soon? Or are they pulling down that information because it's outdated in some way?

We'll likely find out the answer at E3 next month. Ubisoft said that they're going to show off the game during their press conference on June 9th.

Far Cry 4 will launch in mid-November on the PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Xbox One and PS4.
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