Update: The videos showing Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon footage have now been removed by Ubisoft.
Original Story: Over 30 minutes of '80s-infused Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon footage has leaked online, though Ubisoft has yet to officially confirm the existence of the title.
The videos show Blood Dragon's altered levelling system, which replaces skill trees with a linear path of upgrades as characters progress through the ranks. The leaked footage is set in a facility, but the end of the footage--and occasional shots of the game's map--suggest more open-world gameplay down the line.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is reported to be a stand-alone title launching on May 1 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Despite the massive tonal and aesthetic shift, many of the mechanics shown in the video will be familiar to players of Far Cry 3, with Blood Dragon using the same takedown chaining, healing, and grenade throwing. The character--reported to be cyber-commando Rex Colt and voiced by '80s action movie star Michael Biehn--can breathe underwater, takes no falling damage, and occasionally flips the bird at fallen enemies.
The footage also shows that Blood Dragon's cutscenes are done with retro-style 2D art. There's also a neon pink knife, and laser-breathing dragons are one of the game's enemies.