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?
It was (sort of) announced earlier this month that Far Cry 3: Blood Dgraon would be headed to the virtual market on May 1st as a standalone title. What they didn’t prepare us for, however, was a ridiculously cool trailer boasting glimpses of gameplay spliced together with a story reveal as told through an 80’s-era cartoon.
This latest bit of media for Blood Dragon speaks directly to me. I was raised on shows like G.I. Joe, Thundercats and Silverhawks, as well as any gritty action flick featuring folks like Stallone and Schwarzenegger. Those influences are dripping from every second of this two-minute look into Ubisoft’s latest downloadable game, which has me pretty pumped for its upcoming release.
While Blood Dragon will still take place on the Far Cry 3 island and still use the same controls, gameplay structure, etc., pretty much everything else about the game has been altered to fit this world of insane action and glorious neon lighting. In a word: Cybersharks.