Stand-alone Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon to be released in May - Report

Xbox.com listing says Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon won't require Far Cry 3 to play.

The heavily rumoured but currently unannounced Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon will be a stand-alone title released in May, an updated listing on Xbox.com suggests.

At the end of last week a series of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon screenshots appeared on Xbox.com, but an updated description for the game now says "Playing Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon doesn't require a copy of Far Cry 3."

The game's description also suggests that it will feature a neon-tinged take on the series' open-world traversal and star ubiquitous '80s action movie star Michael Biehn as protagonist Rex Colt.

"Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil," reads the description.

"Welcome to an 80's VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who's fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide."

The listing also states that the game will be released on Wednesday May 1.

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon first appeared as a listing in the Brazilian classification ratings group at the start of March. Ubisoft also showed a teaser site for the game on April 1.

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62 comments
omenjamlord
omenjamlord

Game is already leaked so IGN say on PC.

TigusVidiks
TigusVidiks

ok, it's a stand alone. But those who already have far cry 3, will they be able to play Blood Dragon as DLC or they will also have to buy the whole pack as everyone else?

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

i hope they will release it in physical disc because if it's a dlc, i can't download it. And i hope this will be funny (smart or stupidly funny), have over the top action, and of course lots of things and side missions to do, like the original Far Cry 3, which is one of the best FPS ever.

Ayzed
Ayzed

So is it actually a legit full length game or like a bigger then usual DLC?

keviac
keviac

hahah i thought this was a joke to

hampton2003
hampton2003

This is legit? I thought this was an april fools joke.

Alves_19
Alves_19

making cliché looks original! 

brxricano
brxricano

Michael Biehn *squints*......omg THE Michael Biehn??? Scuse me for a sec i just have to-*fumbles wallet trying to get credit card out* CMON WORK HANDS!!!

firehawk998
firehawk998

I can imagine it now I finally get to fight Cyborg Vass with a voice of the Daleks XD

Teddy_Bear123
Teddy_Bear123

Hey at least they didn't package it up as a sequel like Ubisoft would have done.

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

Why is Far Cry 3 in the name.  Marketing? It sounds like a new game that has more in common with Crysis than the Far Cry series, and even that's a stretch.

CFritzRun
CFritzRun

I'm super excited for this but I feel like they are basically not supporting Far Cry 3 anymore, which is a shame.  

Libor0711
Libor0711

I really hope this is some joke or a teaser campaign, or whatever. The entire thing sounds too stupid for FC franchise, I really hope it's fake.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I am calling it now...game of the year

wgerardi
wgerardi

Far Cry 3 is the funnest video game ever made.

laser00
laser00

Seems like a nice idea, can't wait for more info in this..

grin89
grin89

that guy was sucking at sniping.

hoscba
hoscba

Sounds like a fun ride to be part of :3

fred0309
fred0309

what is this shit whers far cry 3 dlc? with vass or something from the story continued in dlc Cyber Shooter wtf? far cry 3 was awesome because of the story and vass  we need dlc like that

mastertien123
mastertien123

Don't really think this's gonna cost 60$ . Even if it does just be sure to make this worth it , like Reddead's Undead dlc , Ubi .

Simplythebest12
Simplythebest12

Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island ????
Sounds cheesy...

Adavanter
Adavanter

This is so out of left field for me. A strange attempt to cash in on FC3's popularity? I think I'll just wait for FC4. I just don’t support annual gaming releases anymore. I'm looking at you CoD, AC, Saints and BF4...

Lhomity
Lhomity

I'm kinda disappointed by this. From all the hype I was expecting a retro 2D arcade style shooter.

Fartman7998
Fartman7998

If this isn't awesome, I will lose all faith in humanity

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

far cry 3 was really good game, but this sound WAY BETTER! 

AgentMothman95
AgentMothman95

This sounds awesome! I always wanted a game like this. Although I do hope it's not $60. 

Ibra8
Ibra8

why not confirmed yet?

omenjamlord
omenjamlord

Hopefully there will be some references from past movies in this era. Nothing beats a bit of nostalgic eye candy. 

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Can't wait, love the cheesy premise!

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

As cool as this could be, I really wonder how they pitched the idea.

toshineon
toshineon

I actually like this idea, it's like an 80's sci-fi movie.

vihazur
vihazur

How did this suddenly go from something I thought was a joke, to something I'm looking forward to?

Thrazewolf
Thrazewolf

I don't, really, feel anything towards this game as of yet.

I'll wait for the announcement and more details.

Nightrain50
Nightrain50

@fred0309**known spoiler alert** I'm pretty sure vaas is swimming with the fishes. Meanwhile Rex Power Colt is gonna devour blood dragons, cyborgs, and women alike. Yeah he's gonna redefine the definition of  Insanity.

CrashAce
CrashAce

@fred0309 I'm thinking the same, I want FC3 DLC. And not a standalone thingy.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@Adavanter Saints Row isn't going "annual". SR3 came out in 2011, and the only reason we are getting SR4 this year is because THQ made Volition transform a whole DLC into a full game to make more money for the company (too late obviously). Volition probably isn't going to discard their work.

cyberarmy
cyberarmy

@vihazur Lol, same here. Thought this was some kind of early Aprils Fool, now I'm hyped like mad...

Thrazewolf
Thrazewolf

@inaka_rob @Thrazewolf Well, on the outside, it appears that I'm alive.

On the inside, I really don't know...