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...

wookiegr
wookiegr

Too bad a bulk of the PC gaming community will have already finished this a few weeks prior to it's street date.

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!"

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

@Cenanin3028 Wait wait. Have you pirated it and then come to tell everyone else to buy it so they make another so you can steal that too?

DarkReign2552
DarkReign2552

@Strider8009 Wait. People actually played the multiplayer in Far Cry 3? I dominated the single player, kicked the Co-ops ass, got 100% of the achievements, than tried a few multiplayer maps and realized what crap it was and sold off the game. FC multiplayer hasn't been fun since the original. Even the FC:I multiplayer and map maker on the original Xbox were better than the MP in FC3.

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

@Strider8009 it's an arcade game. I think it's only single player, so i doubt there will be a map editor. you know what's worse than non far cry fans that think they knoweverything about far cry? far cry fans who think they know everything about far cry. there's a lot more to those games aside from the map editor. so fine, you don't want to buy this game because of a lack of a map editor, be my guest. for someone who talks about the comminity talking out their asses, you seem to be doing a lot of that yourself

keysnsamples
keysnsamples

@FenixWolf 

Yes, gameplay videos all over Youtube and I'm been playing it for the past 2 days.

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

@CivilizedPsycho Its exactly like far cry 3 but its been reskinned. But i was wondering why they just didnt call it Far Cry: Blood Dragon. 

What does Far Cry even mean anyways?

Cenanin3028
Cenanin3028

@Daian They fucking hit the jackpot too, and if they don't make more REX POWER COLT games, they are braindead.

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

@Daian I wish more games would do this kinda thing. 

Bethesda:

"We are glad to announce the rerelease of Skyrim. Skyrim: Invaders from Space for 15 bucks. You will be able to fly to the moon on your robot dragon, fight aliens with laser beams, and roll into clubs with Lambos and shoot that sh!t up. You're welcome in advance."

keysnsamples
keysnsamples

@Fryboy101 @Strider8009 

100% single player, not even co-op.
No map editor.

@Strider8009 

It's an arcade game that's going to cost $10. That's cheaper than going to the movies and you'll get far more playtime out of this.  

keysnsamples
keysnsamples

@Nightrain50 @keysnsamples 

If a game is good I will buy it and support the developers. Hell I bought 3 copies of Bioshock infinite, gave them all to friends because I enjoyed that game so much. So calm your tits. 95% of games I pirate is so I can play them early and I don't waste my time on games that I know are going to be garbage.

Cenanin3028
Cenanin3028

@Crystal_McGhee @asifah30 In this case I think it was leaked purposefully, to see the community's reaction. It's a fucking great game, I guarantee people are going to love this game. Ubisoft is probably already got plans to start developing a full epic badass sequel to this. Chuck Norris is afraid of REX POWER COLT.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

Is anybody who has a dissenting opinion from your own instantly deemed a troll? Most reviews didn't care much for the multiplayer and maps extend the longevity of this game, but to what extent if the multiplayer was not that great? I have played FarCry since the first, on PC and instincts for Xbox...FarCry 3 and blood dragon are great games. Blood dragon is fun because its an 80's homage to the action hero movies. It's hilarious to hear the main characters one liners. I respect that you want a map editor but I am just trying to tell you you're gonna miss out on a great game. If the gameplay is good enough that you want a map editor, than the game itself should be at least worth playing for the gameplay. I plan on paying for the copy i have once it's legally released.

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

@Strider8009 @Fryboy101 someone who writes "obvious troll is obvious" is clearly the troll in this conversation. the point is, they are confident in their work that they feel they don't need a map editor. also, if there's no form of multiplayer, why the hell would you need a map editor?


And a second grade reading level? you're really throwing around stupid insults to try and prove your point by saying that the person you're arguing with is stupid. I'm bringing up clear points, and you're the one calling people trolls 

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

@Strider8009 @Fryboy101 listen, if you go look at comments for far cry 3, not many people will say "OMG deep map editor", they talk about the single player and gameplay. And just because there are websites for the maps, it automatically makes it the most important feature of the game? now look who's talking out their ass

Fryboy101
Fryboy101

@keysnsamples @Nightrain50 you self entitled asshole. pirating is pirating, even when you're going to buy it in the future. you coould have easily waited for the game to come out then play the demo