Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon site emerges

Teaser video and new website for mystery game or content surface; no comment from Ubisoft.

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A new website and teaser video for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon have emerged. The website does not feature any concrete information about Blood Dragon, but its "Story" section reads:

The year is 2007. It is the future. Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war and new paths for peace must be found. A U.S. cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. A Mark IV Cyber Commando, Sergeant Rex Power Colt has been sent over to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on.

As Joystiq points out, entering the Konami code (↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A) transforms the cursor into a crosshair, which can be used to shoot the website's text and images. Doing so eventually leads to a mysterious .gif emerging.

As for the Blood Dragon video (below), this 49-second teaser contains not much more than the Ubisoft logo, the Blood Dragon text, and a colorful laser sequence.

No further information is available and a Ubisoft representative was not immediately available to comment.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon could be an April Fool's prank, but if were, it would be an elaborate hoax. The Brazilian classification ratings group has assigned a rating to the game, listing it as a first-person shooter for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in February that "fans certainly won't have to wait for more years for the next Far Cry."

In addition, Far Cry 3 lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem told Joystiq last month that the action-shooter is getting some sort of a continuation, though it's not clear if Blood Dragon is this rumored content.

"I'm working on something now that will be surprising, I think, when it's announced," Yohalem said at the time. "But it definitely is a 'strike while the iron's hot' thing, and we'll see."

Far Cry 3 has shipped 4.5 million copies to date. For more, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

100 comments
Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

at 41 seconds of the trailer it looks like some big Turok type gun, and the level looks inspired by some badass turok level, like the primagen lightship. 

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

I hope this is a 1980's version of farcry 3 with dinosaurs and Aliens(Turok anyone?)? The 80's with aliens and dinosaurs is an awesome idea for a cheesy and violent action game game like farcry!  I heard a dinosaur rawr at the end of the blood dragon trailer...anyone else hear it?

rkelll48
rkelll48

i actually like the art style of the trailer, a lot!
hopefully the art style of the game will reflect on that?? 

mishdogg
mishdogg

You call this a teaser?? I wasn't even 'tinkled' by it, let alone teased.  It's nothing.

willzihang
willzihang

Companies trying to pull April Fool's jokes is a very sick practise indeed. They really ought to stop.

SciFiCat
SciFiCat

The 80's would be proud.

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

It's a game, but its a movie, but it's not, because its April Fools, and they sell bananas.

Ubiception!

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

everytime i see the word dragon in a game title, i automatically think of the oldie double dragon. the artwork in that logo also has a double dragon feel to it too dont you think?

megatronx2
megatronx2

I hope this is true, cause I love it already!

Nightrain50
Nightrain50

I wish a game being made was so cool as to demand that trailer. Love the 80's.

Dasim64
Dasim64

This report at least is totally fake. That's terminator music playing in the background. Lame.

AnathemZero
AnathemZero

I'm guessing that the site is an April Fool's joke, but the existence of the DLC isn't.

Barrakas21
Barrakas21

of course its a hoax lol is that the music from Terminator?lol

Punjoke
Punjoke

The website's shop sells a banana carrier for 159.99 pounds, definitely not an April Fools joke, yup.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Reminds me of a really old game that i just can't think of the name at the moment..

AtomicMenace
AtomicMenace

I'll only care if its above 10 frames per second with NO tearing!

TKavney92
TKavney92

I have a feeling that they're hiding what the game will really be like.

robotquest
robotquest

They didn't mention that the Australian Classification Board has rated it too. With two different countries giving it ratings, it looks a lot less like a gag...

Ayzed
Ayzed

Anyway I'd rather a farcry that's just like 3, but set in a rainforest area and with dinosaurs as some of the animals, how cool would that shit be?

Pigimo
Pigimo

I don't want an Assassins creed every year. Because then they have less time to make up a rich story and good gameplay! So I say no to this.

Ayzed
Ayzed

probly an april fools prank, but either way why 2007? and why does it look like it's from the fucking 80s?

X-Blackrose
X-Blackrose

I will wait and see. 

When watching the video, even though there is not much to see, skip to the forty-second mark. It looks like a, blurry, first-person shooter.

Psycold
Psycold

I wish these companies would spent more time working on GAMES rather than fake ass trailers that we all know are fake. 

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@Balintferrari looks kind of like a level from a turok game, like a primagine lightship. Looks like Farcry 3 Blood dragon, will be dinosaurs and Aliens, just like the old n64 Turok games. I can't Wait!

BrickMcIronhard
BrickMcIronhard

@Dasim64 It's not ACTUALLY Terminator music, just an obvious homage to it, it's all part of this bizarro 80's sci-fi theme Blood Dragon seems to be going for.

robotquest
robotquest

@Ayzed It's making fun of Zeerust. When stuff that was intended to be slick and futuristic just ends up looking dated as hell 20 years later. In the 80s, 2007 would of just been like forever away. 

SythisTaru
SythisTaru

@jotalandia Like when people see an xbox 360 and turn 380 degree and walk away he he he

FaYt2021
FaYt2021

@Psycold From my experience in marketing, companies take advantage of April Fools Day to pitch prospective ideas to fans. They show it as a joke, then focus on the feedback in comments. I've seen many products come from these jokes - such as the latest WoW expansion.

CUDGEdave
CUDGEdave

@Psycold Whos cares,it's nice to have a bit of humour once in a while.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

@GeneralTrouble @SIDEFX1 Don't think that is it.. But maybe. I thought it was a game something about a small ship flying over a grid square somewhat.. Think it was a 64 game.. but you could be right.. I might have to dig up the C64 games,. got like 5000 games for the 64 ..lol..

Col_Kilgore
Col_Kilgore

@SythisTaru @jotalandia Turning 380 degrees means making a complete circle and then walking in its general direction.