Ubisoft finally released some new footage of the upcoming Far Cry Primal, which is due for release on February 23rd, 2016 in North America and Europe for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The game had a world premiere gameplay trailer unveiled at this year's Game Awards show.
You can check out the two minute trailer that was posted up on Ubisoft's channel, below.
The trailer reveals quite a bit, as players will take on the role of Takkar during the stone age period of 10,000 B.C.
In a slightly extended video we learn more about the Beastmaster abilities, almost identical to the movie from 1982. The player is capable of taming and controlling a variety of animals in order to defeat rival tribes and also venture and explore the land.
Players will need to acquire bait and then throw it down to lure in an animal. After it eats the bait players will then need to go up to the animal and press and hold the tame button. For those of you who have played ARK: Survival Evolved or The Stomping Land or other survival games where you can hunt and tame animals, the process is a stripped down version of what's featured in most other PC simulators. You just throw down the bait, wait for the predator to eat the bait, and then slowly walk over and tame them. It's not as complex or as layered as the aforementioned titles, but it's a step up from the previous Far Cry games that simply had animals there as background fodder for the most part.
Players will be able to command a wide variety of different beasts of the wild, including but not limited to leopards, saber-tooth tigers, dire wolves, and small mammoths. Some of the animals can be tamed to be ridden as well, working as transportation across the larger open play-scape. For those of you who hate spending a lot of time running around in giant open worlds with little to do, they do have fast travel available. Players can light a cord of wood on fire to work as a checkpoint to open up the map further and fast travel to those points. It's a replacement for the radio towers from Far Cry 4.
It's also possible to use owls to scout areas and even use them to do bombing runs on enemies. Speaking of enemies... it's still possible to utilize a lot of stealth during gameplay, even when controlling animals that have been tamed. Players can direct the animals under their control to attack and kill enemy NPCs while also concurrently taking down foes with either a spear, a knife or a bow and arrow.
Given the limited range of weapons available during the Stone Age, Ubisoft got creative with things like poisonous spear-tips, and bee bombs. Players can unlock new weapons and traps in Far Cry Primal using a crafting mechanic.
The game is scheduled for release this upcoming February for the Xbox One, PC and PS4. It's a little hard to tell if there will be more to the game or if it's going to just revolve around taming and taking out rival tribes, but that appears to be the gist of this latest Far Cry game.