Ubisoft released a new trailer for Far Cry Primal ahead of the game's launch on February 23 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The “101” trailer is nearly five minutes long featuring a look at all of the most important content featured in the upcoming, stone age survival action game.
Shacknews rolled through some of the contents of the trailer, which includes looking at the combat, the mounts, the beast taming and the different factions featured in the game. You can check it out in the trailer below.
The trailer does a step-by-step walkthrough of some of the features gamers will encounter when playing Ubisoft's Far Cry Primal. This includes being able to traverse through a large open world in the Mesolithic period while attempting to restore the prominence of the people that lead character Takkar belongs to.
Players will have to venture around the game's open world and complete quests, take over regions and dwindle the forces of the two major rival factions, both of whom want nothing more than to either enslave or eat Takkar's people.
I'm mostly curious how Takkar manages to escape the leaders of both tribes when they want him dead so bad? I'm sure there's a reasonable way for Takkar to get out of both instances that don't involve some sort of deux ex machina device. Anyway, the game is probably now best known for being the first Far Cry game that does not contain modern day weaponry.
As the trailer above depicts, players will have to rely on stone age equipment that they can upgrade in order to defeat enemies and progress through the game. This includes primitive bow and arrow sets, spears and other crude clubbing weapons.
Ubisoft, to their credit, did get creative with some of the weapons, such as allowing players to dispense of enemies using bee bombs, which is funny to watch in action. In fact, it's even possible to use Takkar's owl to do air raids on enemy camps and drop the bombs onto them from above.
Speaking of animals... one of the special abilities that players can master in the game is that of a beast master. This allows Takkar to use bait to lure in dangerous animals and tame them. For those of you wondering what happens in Far Cry Primal when attempts are made to tame an animal outside of Takkar's skill level? Well, they'll attack and kill anything in their path.
It's possible to tame up to 17 different animals, some of which can be used as mounts to travel around the open world. Some of the animals that can be tamed includes saber tooth tigers, bears, small wooly mammoths, and jaguars to name but a few.
I haven't seen anything in Far Cry Primal that has won me over, but for gamers who want a single-player adventure that is similar to ARK: Survival Evolved but without the other prehistoric dinosaurs or the sci-fi weapons, you can look for Ubisoft's Mesolithic survival game to launch on February 23 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.