Latest Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon leak shows 30 minutes of gameplay footage

Leaked footage shows Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon gameplay, though Ubisoft has yet to confirm the existence of the title.

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.

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Vixremento
Vixremento

Well I was ticked off at ubi for not allowing me to change my user name on stupid uplay but this just looks too awesome to pass up on (plus the fact that it's standalone means that I can start fresh with Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon using my new uplay account...perhaps they'll allow me to merge accounts one day - HAHAHA yeah right). 

Anyway looks really cool (already had me at "laser-breathing dragons"...watching some gameplay online just cemented it).

edpeterson
edpeterson

Don't worry about that video getting taken down, it seems like tons of people are uploading gameplay on youtube

Gegglington
Gegglington

best start to a game on a mini gun class

tim1935
tim1935

30 minutes of gameplay?!?  That's a leak?  Maybe a full gusher.

couly
couly

Cool, now I know to steer clear.

Horatiuf4
Horatiuf4

It's already out there!!!!!!!!! (and I have yet to finish Bioshock infinite)

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

It was leaked by dirty Russian hackers.

tito_raven
tito_raven

This sounds like a horrible game...

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

I hope they get rid of all the annoying RAVE colors. I don't wanna see pink and neon green when hunting for dragons in a cave. I also hope there is lush green jungles with non cyborg dinosaurs, like wild dinos roaming in the jungle. And i hope there is human enemies who bleed red blood, I dont wanna kill robots and see green and blue and green plasma blood the whole game. 

Scorch_22
Scorch_22

I think I'm going to watch all of my favorite 80's Sci-Fi movies in celebration of Blood Dragon

frozenux
frozenux

Note to Ubisoft : 

-Don't put your dlc a month prior your official release on your digital distribution software

-Don't make half assed  securities for Uplay

-Be affraid of russians

I can't believe some Russian dude was able to  hack through Uplay and download the actual dlc as well as other titles for free.This is messed up.

Sydrum
Sydrum

seems more like a mod to me. no gameplay changes whatsoever. still the visuals look cool.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

Uhm, also update: the game has been leaken entirely on internet. Try to keep up, Martin!

DebutWest
DebutWest

80's references all over this game!... I Love it! Ubisoft you got a purchase!

Sorciere_basic
Sorciere_basic

Anyone reminded a bit of Turok?

 Seeds of Evil was such a great game.

LAnoirFAN
LAnoirFAN

ubisoft forgot the first rule of the internet,  once something uploaded, it will be there forever.

B-boy
B-boy

the look awesome looking foward

TheSkyrimStatue
TheSkyrimStatue

20+ minutes of seizure warnings when you boot up the game?

Tidemoo
Tidemoo

An update for anybody interested, the game has surprised me yet again this dude has just picked up a neon blue cross bow and he is now in what seems to be the open world. His just doing a mission much like the farcry 3 ones to take over the outposts but this time a lot more options to take it over.

Ow and I'm looking at what seems to be giant neon skinned dragons who shoot lasers and can be atracted to enemies and camps and used as some kind of super trap weapon haha I gotta buy and play this. For now leaving the cafe so cant see him play anymore. That art style is so good feel inspired to paint now!

berserker66666
berserker66666

Wait a minute. I thought this game was some April Fool's joke.

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

video footage is deleted...damn, i was interested in seeing some of this...

Tidemoo
Tidemoo

  Some guy is playing it next to me as I am typing this, May I say it looks like a blast with some really great 80s throwback comedy from great movies such as Terminator 1, Alien and Commando. Gunplay looks solid and the sound is really good. Graphic style at least on these PCs is pretty dam good.

I for one will be buying it purely to support developers with this kind of spin off. An Arcade game done well so it seems. Yes its a shooter still and yes its pretty much a neon 80s far cry but an hour and 30 mins into watching this guy and we are chuckling along.

Support the devs!!

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

Kyle Reese is the new protagonist, this is good news....Kyle Reese is a farcry from that spoiled prep Jason. I hope this game has regular non cyborg dinosaurs and I hope there is still lush green jungles, the apocalyptic setting is a turn off for me.

EzraPoore
EzraPoore

It looks like the infamous "skidrow" team got a hold of it and cracked it. Gamespot should do some investigative journalism on how this happened and the negative implications for ubisoft.

slimskelter
slimskelter

It looks like something I may enjoy. Although, I don't understand why the need for the, "3" after the title, "Far Cry."

oOhedzOo
oOhedzOo

They should release the game now or never. This is going out of their hand!

oOhedzOo
oOhedzOo

wooow I saw something I shouldn't see! am I going to die?!

EzraPoore
EzraPoore

Its on piratebay. Uploaded by heromaster - a green skull. Its legit. The whole game was leaked.

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

@Dredcrumb9 I can tell this game is not for you. And it's not a bad thing. For example, I can't get into any kind of japanese anime games, including FF, sport games, dancing and singing games, and i can't for the love of my life understand why people play World of Warcraft. Don't pretend to be long lasting fans of the series, you little pricks, I played Warcraft Orcs and Humans! Ahem... got a little carried away there.

frozenux
frozenux

@Dredcrumb9 You might as well play the regular far cry 3.The whole point of this dlc is to pay homage to the 80s Sci-fi/action movies.If you don't have any kind of appreciation or nostalgia for those, it's definitely not for you.

AgentMothman95
AgentMothman95

@sagarzz Thank you, this game looks every bit as amazing as I hoped it would be. I definitely getting this.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@Sorciere_basic Turok didn't fight bright pink dinosaurs with bright pink and neon green weapons with annoying rave colors everywhere. the artistic vision of the old Turok games was far greater than Blood Dragon.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@Sorciere_basic Turok was also better at mixing scifi and jurassic themes than blood dragon. This game looks too robotic and futuristic. Turok had a nice natural look, while this game has annoying rave colors all over.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@Tidemoo Neon blue cross bow? Is there any way to have regular colored weapons? Does this whole game have annoying rave colors? And are their any wild non pink/christmastree light dinosaurs? or is it just ugly post apocalyptic jungles with bright pink dragons?

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@Tidemoois there any non cyborg Dinosaurs, like wild dinosaurs? And are there still lush jungles? Or is everything post- apocalyptic and ugly?

xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

This can't be good for Ubisoft. They probably should release it as soon as possible to diminish losses. if people pirate the game and play it now, they won't be so kind as to pay for the game at launch. So the sooner the better, or others might get itchy.

FenixNoT
FenixNoT

@EzraPoore Ahhh that's kind of grim. I'm not against piracy because the premise that it takes away from sales is absolute nonsense but the game's not due out for nearly a month. Think I'll wait and buy it instead since FC3 was beast anyway.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@xsonicchaos @Dredcrumb9 Actually on paper it sounds like the perfect game for me! I love 80s sci fi stuff! I was so psyched when i heard they were making this! But they loose me with all the RAVE colors and dead looking,  post apocalyptic jungles. 

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@frozenux @Dredcrumb9 No, they may as well make a farcry 3 dlc with a dinosaur island, that isn't post apocalyptic with annoying rave colors everywhere. You can still make a badass scifi 80s styled game without annoying rave colors and dead looking post apocalyptic jungle. The old Turok games were scifi 80s styled entertainment and you didn't see ugly rave colors everwhere. Kyle Reese didnt fight cyborgs and aliens with pink and neon green weapons. Turok never used a pink bow to fight aliens and dinosaurs.

edpeterson
edpeterson

@frozenux @Dredcrumb9 It's actually a stand alone game not dlc, but other than that i totally agree, and it's so obvious that the people making the game were just making a joke game paying homage to the 80's.

Xuix
Xuix

@Dredcrumb9 you totally don't get the point of the game do you?

boarwar
boarwar

@FenixNoT @EzraPoore *cough* *cough*
'not all pc gamers are pirates'
 *cough* *cough*

Even the ones that are willing to pay...shame shame shame.
I have FC3 on console and im willing to pay, EVEN if i had a beast rig pc to play it on id still pay.
let the hate comments begin against pc fanboys but really....pirate it before it releases? wonder why drm is so ....quick to implement 

EzraPoore
EzraPoore

@FenixNoT @EzraPoore Yeah I agree the title is definitely worth buying. I just dont understand how a game can be leaked an entire month early.

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@Xuix @Dredcrumb9 I do get the point of the game but they failed. I love 80s sci fi stuff! I was so psyched when i heard they were making this! But they loose me with all the RAVE colors and dead looking,  post apocalyptic jungles. I don't see why we need Pink dinosaurs and bright neon green weapons. They could of executed this game much better if it were more like Turok.

CMoneyGB
CMoneyGB

@Dredcrumb9 @FenixNoT @EzraPoore bullshit man,  Just 1 single example.... If it were not for Piracy I would not currently have Game of Thrones Season 1 and 2 Blu Ray, HBO currently Ordered, and 5 books bought....  Piracy has made more money for HBO/George RR Martin from me then it has taken from it...

Make a good enough product, and you'll see the results from "piracy" in your next release....