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A new trailer for Far Cry 4 has surfaced featuring a glimpse into the game's expansive and massive open-world play-scape. The video details a look into the game world and some of the locations that players will explore throughout the play experience.
Ubisoft unveiled the new video during this year's GamesCom while promoting the PS4 version of the game, hence the obvious theme around the video player pointing to the PS4 version of the game.
The trailer itself breaks down the three main locations of Far Cry 4, including the forests and jungle areas of Kyrat where players will wing-glide through the open-world environment, taking down outposts and putting a beating to any of the bad guys that get in your way. The trailer recounts many of the weapons you're probably already familiar with, including the bow, the double-barreled shotgun and the knife for close-quarters combat. We also briefly get to see an encounter with the game's wildlife, ranging from small and furry (but still very deadly) creatures to the larger and deadlier animals.
The second part of the trailer is look at the game's Himalayan mountains, where the thin air and camouflaging animals will work against you just as much as the standard armed forces and militiamen.
I'm not entirely sure what else makes the mountainous region so much different from the lush jungle areas, but I imagine it may be a bit more difficult to get around in vehicles and traverse due to the climate and elevation. However, they only hint at that possibility and I don't actually know if that's the case. It would be pretty cool if you did have to battle against the thin air while traveling atop the mountains, making short swift movements or measuring the weight of your equipment so you're not encumbered (although I imagine that might not be very welcome amongst most casual gamers).
The third area covered in the trailer is Shangra-La, a mythical location that players will be transported to that features ghostly apparitions and other ghastly creatures from Kyrat's lore. There are a couple of new weapons and items featured in the Shangra-La section, sort of coming across a miniature partial-conversion from the main game. I'm sure it's Ubisoft's attempt to dabble in a potential total conversion in the same way that the opened up the possibility for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon to exist, which was easily one of the coolest full expansion packs ever released for the home consoles and PC.
Far Cry 4 is scheduled to release this fall for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 PS4 and PC starting November 18th. There are a number of pre-order bonuses and limited editions available for the game that some die-hards might be interested in. Otherwise you can learn more about Far Cry 4 by paying a visit to the game's official website.