Alright, inmates, listen up! For those of you still taking down warlords and riding elephants in Far Cry 4, the folks at Ubisoft would like to call your attention to a brand new activity you can start taking part in as of today. The Escape From Durgesh Prison DLC is now ready to roll, giving you a chance to break out of the big house or die trying.
We first got word about the Durgesh Prison DLC in 2014, a special set of challenges that sees the player planning their escape from a tightly guarded facility, initially armed with nothing more than their wits and a pair of hands. Your job will be to find the best path to freedom and roll with more than a few punches along the way.
In today’s official announcement, Ubisoft described this Far Cry 4 DLC as a “challenging new time trial where players race against the clock and challenge other players for the top spot on the leaderboards.” And, as of today, you can now dip into the action on all platforms, including the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
“In this new piece of downloadable content for Far Cry 4, Ajay and Hurk find themselves defenceless in the dangerous world of Kyrat after being captured, tortured and stripped of their weapons in Yuma’s prison,” reads the announcement. “To reach the extraction point they will have to complete a series of challenged dictated by the tyrannical Pagan Min to recover their lost weapons and upgrade their gear before a final standoff with Yuma’s forces.”
In other words, you get to reenact every badass escape sequence from every prison action movie ever. No Shawshank Redemption here. You won’t spend years digging a hole and then crawling through a sewer line. Instead, you’ll grab a hold of every resource you can get, then come up with the best way to use said resources to earn your freedom. And by “resources” I of course mean guns, and by “earn your freedom” I of course mean shoot evil prison guards in the face.
You’ll be able to tackle the Durgesh Prison DLC in both single and coop, meaning you’ll be able to rely on a fellow prisoner so long as they have their own copy of Far Cry 4. Oh, and did we mention that the game has a roguelike quality, in that a death means you have to start all the way back over from the beginning? It sounds like it’ll be a good challenge, but each death will hopefully serve as a good lesson for those who are paying attention.