Ubisoft confirms Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon will launch May 1

Far Cry 3 spin-off officially confirmed two days after the full version of the game is leaked online.

Ubisoft has officially confirmed that its Montreal studio is developing the oft-rumoured Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and that the game will be available for digital download on May 1.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon will be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, and Ubisoft says the spin-off contains around eight hours of original content. The game features a single open-world island to explore, with many of Far Cry 3's gameplay systems and mechanics making a return, such as hunting, gathering numerous collectibles, and liberating outposts.

The original Far Cry 3 will not be required in order to play Blood Dragon.

Information about the '80s-themed Far Cry 3 spin-off has been leaked numerous times, starting with a listing on the Brazilian classification ratings group and culminating in more than 30 minutes of footage of the game appearing online.

Earlier this week hackers managed to break open Ubisoft's digital PC platform uPlay and get free access to its games, including the currently unreleased Blood Dragon. Ubisoft has temporarily closed the service while it works on a fix.

For more information on Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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pmamba45
pmamba45

Can anyone tell us if you can reset outposts? It's a replay incentive for a standalone. If only I woke up from a coma and got this instead of Far cry 3 for the price.

Psychokillaz
Psychokillaz

lol @ theyoungbux CoD generation bashing this game. This game is so full of WIN! You kids need to open your eyes and buy this awesome game!

Cenanin3028
Cenanin3028

This game is great, 10/10. Ubisoft has landed a cash cow on this one, if they don't make more stories featuring REX POWER COLT, they are retarded. Buy this game please everyone, I'm not kidding. It is not a joke, it is easily one of the top 3 best FPS games of all time, and I'm not kidding at all. 10/10. $15. Ubisoft start making more because PEOPLE ARE GOING TO FUCKING LOVE THIS.

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

This is gonna be an awesome deal for just 15 bucks

DarkReign2552
DarkReign2552

So this isn't a DLC? It's just a standalone Arcade game like they did with Dead Rising 2? Woot! I was concerned I was going to have to rent FC3 again to get the DLC achievements and maintain my 100% completion. It's lookin' like no more achievements may be coming for this game, so far so good.

phreshproduce
phreshproduce

This game is full of win! This might not be for the younger folk or multiplayer people, but if you were born in the 80's or earlier and enjoy classic action movies (the one liner kind) this game is gonna be right up your alley. Do not watch gameplay videos of this on youtube you're just gonna spoil it for yourself. The beauty of this game is the classic references to some of the the best (or worst) action movies of all time. I loved the movie Predator and this game had me from the start. Enjoy!

DbzJohno
DbzJohno

I'm definitely going to get this game. Far Cry 3 was such a great game:)

FenixWolf
FenixWolf

I... I don't even... I just don't... I...

I laughed my arse off through that whole thing.  Didn't they reveal it on April 1st?

Looks like they did it JUST how I wanted an April Fool's joke done... something totally outlandish announced, which I thought was a joke... but it WASNT.

This looks awesome.

It IS real, right?  Right?

m4a5
m4a5

This looks pretty awesome with the futuristic stuff. I might even buy this one...

Venom_Raptor
Venom_Raptor

I loved Far Cry 3, but this just looks crap

keysnsamples
keysnsamples

Everyone who called me an idiot when this "Aprils fool joke" was announced, look who's the idot now. I'm even playing the game as we speak. 

God I love being right.

tachsniper
tachsniper

my god... i miss the 80's, this is a day 1 buy for me.

superjenius
superjenius

I guess the April Fool's joke is that this thing is real.Paradox!

DinoBuster
DinoBuster

I really liked Farcry 3, and the concept of this spin-off is positively insane. I'm super interested and for me this is definitley a day one DL. I'd love to see more developers take chances with quirky aesthetic concepts like this. In my experiences with games, playing "the same old thing" with a radical and creative direction can potentially turn a "been here, done that" game into a memorable one.

toecutter00
toecutter00

It's looks fun, which is exactly what was missing from far cry 3.

etmaul
etmaul

I thought this game was an April Fool's joke.  I'm so glad I was wrong, this game looks totally rad man!

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

Someone please find out how this project got started. It is so bizarre and different. I wonder how they gave the green light on such a crazy interesting idea.

ShinjiEx
ShinjiEx

My mind just came ^__^


Best video game ever conceived since PONG!

asifah30
asifah30

This already available to download

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only on torrentsites :D

Williams0907
Williams0907

"The original Far Cry 3 will not be required in order to play Blood Dragon." All I needed to hear!

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

"...the apocalypse has had an apocalypse"--haha!

Oh man, nostalgia galore. I cannot wait for this!

iempire68
iempire68

This game looks so good. On ign they played it for about 15 minutes. 

pozium
pozium

If I were Ubisoft, I'll release the game Officially, within the next 2 weeks (at least on the PC). Once the game has leaked, the longer you withhold releasing it, the more even faithful consumers get tempted to download it. The game looks really good though.

They should be more careful next time, and not upload a game into their servers which is supposed to be released in a months time

barronator
barronator

Alright normally i hate the "older games were better because they are older" line of thinking people seem to have but this is kinda what gaming is missing these days, crazy over the top stories and characters. Most the time nowdays it's all grim-dark and gritty.

Daian
Daian

lol, I wonder how the pitch for this went down: 

"Hey, so if we do a good job with Far Cry 3 can we use its skeleton to do something crazy and ridiculous?"

"Sure, go nuts"

"Dinosaurs with laser eyes FTW!"

sapphire54
sapphire54

The last hyperlink is broken, when will it be removed?

Saidrex
Saidrex

They leaked it themselves, to show how bad is piracy, to justify their always online DRM which failed and fix their broken reputation and to prepare people for more drastic anti-piracy measures.

MAJ0RSURGERY
MAJ0RSURGERY

I honestly thought this was an April fools joke because it was posted on April 1

billlabowski
billlabowski

Well, yeah. People, including me have been playing it for the past two days. It would be nice to know the price and when we can pre-order on Steam though. It's a damn good DLC...