Far Cry 2 howling October 21

Ubisoft reveals release date of its semi-sequel to acclaimed 2004 shooter, which will ship in Europe Oct. 24; both territories to get collector's edition.

The recent dating of Dead Space, Fallout 3, Resistance 2, and Call of Duty: World at War has gamers' fourth-quarter schedules rapidly filling up. Now they'll have to mark their calendars again, as Ubisoft has finalized the ship date of its upcoming shooter, Far Cry 2.

Though Far Cry 2 has long had a general October release, it now has an official October 24 launch date on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3--in Europe, anyway. American Ubisoft reps confirmed to GameSpot that the game will launch in the US on all three platforms three days prior on Tuesday, October 21. The date had been listed by online retailers for some time, but is now officially official.

Far Cry 2 is a sequel of sorts to Far Cry, the critically acclaimed 2004 shooter from now EA-allied German developer Crytek. The game ditches its predecessor's science-fiction-tinged setting for a more straightforward action premise. Instead of lab-bred mutants on a tropical island, players will take on arms dealers camped out in the wilds of Africa.

Far Cry 2 will retail for $49.99 for the PC and $59.99 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As part of Today's European announcement, Ubisoft unveiled a collector's edition of the game (pictured), which will also include an "Art of Far Cry 2" book, a guide book, the obligatory making-of DVD, and a map of the game's 50 square-kilometer open world. In the UK, the CE will be available exclusively through retailer GAME. Ubisoft reps confirmed that the CE would also arrive in the US under a similar arrangement, but had no further details as of press time.

For more details on Far Cry 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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210 comments
BelzebuVlad
BelzebuVlad

I already have the Special edition, it has a black T-Shirt too, they forget to mention that. I love the smell of the map...it smells like an old map... Really cool

JB2B
JB2B

I already have it ordered. And I even get a 15% discount because my sister works at the store.

HitmanDante
HitmanDante

So psyched for this game. It's going to be dank. Already pre-ordered at GameStop for the exclusive content.

Paul2005
Paul2005

no plz not another good game coming on oct 21 this is hard.

samsungx360
samsungx360

i didn't play far cry at that time...my pc was a reck, but when i played it..it was awsome. and this shiping out 2 weeks...can't w8

acer_062
acer_062

Looking forward to burning down those trees.

acerx7
acerx7

I just heard that they have exclusive levels for gamestop pre-orders. I'm pissed that is not the way to get my business. I'm thinking of canceling my pre-orders there or canceling my pre-order of Far Cry 2. I'm sick and tired of these companies putting exclusives or limits on our pre-orders. This is beggining to be an annoying trend by these companies.

DannyBoyVai
DannyBoyVai

I didn't like Far Cry (sorry in advance) but this one has me excited. I hope the AI is as good as the dev's state, if so it'll be a revolutionary game and well worth a buy.

jets78
jets78

to bad i wont get to by all of these cool games no denero waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!

iceveiled
iceveiled

With Wrath of the Lich King finally getting an OFFICIAL release date (november this year), this game has no chance of being PC game of the year. Otherwise it might. Either way, I can't wait to play both.

hotbodyboy_2006
hotbodyboy_2006

Great!! Now we will get the release dates of the new PRINCE OF PERSIA!! I am sick and tired of seeing it stuck on Q4!!

ravage9218
ravage9218

this game will possibly be the best game ever. farcry (if you havent played the original go play it) was freakin awesome. the editor is one of the best parts of the game with endless customization. the graphics will be redonkulous (at least for the PS3) and the way that you create the storyline is intense. hope ou are ready for some intense action in fan-made maps

HaVoC_DX
HaVoC_DX

hmm its almost time to burndown the forest n smoke out da bad guys

mrkame16
mrkame16

sounds like an improvement from the first Far cry...ill add it to my Xmas list along with..Gears of war 2, Resistance 2, Fable 2, Brother in Arms HW, the new Prince of Persia, Mirrors Edge, Dead Space, COD WaW, Bioshock for PS3, EndWar, GTA4 DLC and some i cant even remember right now. let me finish by quoting the cab driver from GTA4 "This is Gonna Be Fun!!"

wars45
wars45

i love shooters so alo get it hope it rocks online

lamprey263
lamprey263

Well, with Silent Hill and Mercenaries 2 coming in September, Little Big Planet, Dead Space, and Fable 2 coming out in October, and Gears of War 2, Mirror's Edge, and Tomb Raider in November, and now Far Cry 2 to add to this period of hot releases. It's like last year's November all over again. These games all look great. I'm gonna go broke again :P

Vrygar777
Vrygar777

using your brain when you play games... jeez what a rip off. LOL XD.

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

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Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

why make a quality title that makes you use your brain instead of some M-rated shoot-it-up for people with triggerfingers? theres a reason the video game industry is under fire, its todays generation of gamers, and to a lesser extent, todays consoles.

dddddddo
dddddddo

Don't see a f-ing point of this "game". Run-kill, kill-run and same but in different ways?

DrKill09
DrKill09

I really hate the lame puns Gamespot use. Especially since I thought this game was ditching all the primal stuff from Instincts. :roll: I wish they'd just write what the story really is in the title instead of playing games with me.

ALZex
ALZex

***PC Game of the YEAR!! FTW Possibly but not if Starcraft 2 comes out! before December 31st

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

im almost done with Far Cry. such a hard game. not my favorite game though. hopefully far cry 2 gets rid of mutants and makes movement and shooting more realistic.

devilfromhell
devilfromhell

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sCaReCr0W
sCaReCr0W

This game looks so amazing. I'm just not sure if I'm going to get it for PC or 360...

oneofthefall
oneofthefall

Good news, & definitely looking forward to this game!

Nakor
Nakor

I'm so glad the mutant crap is gone now. That killed the first game for me. After that started happening I just stopped playing the game. It was a stupid thing to put into it.

moose3469
moose3469

Far Cry Howling October??? More like GameSpot failing now.

WalkinRobot
WalkinRobot

WTF are u ppl talking about?!! the mutant stuff was awesome thats what made farcry special for me... I felt like predator

SpitfireMKV4
SpitfireMKV4

will work for games. forget gettin paid, i'm just gonna spend all of it on games for the next 3 frickin months :) this, fallout 3, Endwar, Left 4 Dead, Gears 2, COD:waw...i know i'm forgettin some..the list goes on. and on. and on. and on. like the energizer bunny.

azafirster
azafirster

Man i don't have enough cash for all this.. and i don't have enough time to play them all... what a problem.

Storm_Marine
Storm_Marine

LittleBigPlanet, Bioshock, and Far Cry 2....all on the same day.... :D

JJB03
JJB03

droping the muntant stuff is good but they wont allow animal attacks in dis one :( but it shud still be a kick ass game

JJB03
JJB03

droping the muntant stuff is good but they wont allow animal attacks in dis one :( but it shud still be a kick ass game

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

I'm glad they dropped the sci-fi mutant thing.

malaga01
malaga01

probably the best game coming out this year. fallout, fable 2 maybe...cod:waw looks pretty good because its using the cod4 engine. i dont think it will be crap like cod3 that wasnt good. ok though.

NatendoWhisky64
NatendoWhisky64

I reserved about 10 games that are still yet to come out by the end of Novemeber, I better start crapping my mony now.

nav_auron
nav_auron

I'm feelin ya, too many games in such a short time...ridiculous...not enough money for all of em

navstar29
navstar29

Wow LittleBigPlanet, Bioshock and FarCry2 ... on the same day, my bank account is f'd not to mention Motorstorm: PR, Resistance 2, SOCOM, Fallout 3, all 7 of these within 2 months.

Xfat
Xfat

Hope i get my 360 back soon because the RRoD appeared. This game looks sweet

football_legend
football_legend

I am really confused.... on one hand this game looks hell lot better than Resistance 2, on the other hand I think Resistance 2 will is loaded with features like Co-op gameplay, multiplayer, etc

onthe_dl
onthe_dl

farcry 2, fallout and fable 2? dammmmmmn how am i going to afford this!!!!!!!

stevo_360
stevo_360

Can't wait to play it. Fallout 3 is out the week after. Hell Yeah!