Wii to Cry Far with a Vengeance

Ubisoft officially names its forthcoming game for Nintendo's next-gen console--which sounds a lot like a reworked Far Cry Instincts Evolution; first screens inside.

In August, Ubisoft announced it was readying a Wii Far Cry game for the console's launch. Would it be a port of Far Cry Instincts Predator (Xbox 360), which was a semiport of Far Cry Instincts (Xbox), which was itself a spin-off of the original Far Cry (PC)? Or, would it be an all-new game featuring beleaguered antihero Jack Carver, who dodged mercenaries and monsters on a remote island research lab/fortress in the aforementioned games?

Now, Ubisoft has finally offered gamers their first peek at the Wii Far Cry, which as rumored, will be titled Far Cry Vengeance. However, though Ubisoft claims the game has a new story, the plot outlined sounds very much like that of the Far Cry Instincts Evolution expansion.

Like Evolution, Vengeance starts out with Carver dealing with the aftermath of Instincts, which saw him become the subject of some Island of Dr. Moreau-style experiments. As a result, Carver gained some animalistic abilities--abilities that come in handy after he's lured onto a(nother) jungle island by a femme fatale for a shady deal. In a film noir-meets-Rambo twist, the deal goes wrong, Carver is framed for murder and hunted across the island by a rebel army.

While on the run, Carver defends himself with a variety of weapons--all of which will take advantage of the Wii's motion-sensitive controllers. Ubisoft mentioned two, a machete and machine gun, which will use the Wiimote and Nunchuk to hack and aim, presumably. The controllers will also be used for such activities as feral melee attacks, throwing grenades, driving, jumping, and climbing, though Ubisoft did not say exactly how.

In addition to the single-player campaign, Ubisoft also mentioned that Vengeance will have the same "chaos" multiplayer deathmatch mode as the Xbox and Xbox 360 Far Cry titles. The release did not mention whether or not the Chaos mode would be playable offline, online, or both--an Ubisoft rep said a clarification would be coming shortly. No other multiplayer modes were mentioned.

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JoePiervincenti
JoePiervincenti

I was going to rent Red Steel cause I desperately wanted to try a shooter with the Wii remote but with this coming out so soon it seems like a much better investment!

ryokinshin6x3
ryokinshin6x3

because of the better textures and lighting, the gfx do suck for wii, not that it really matters

IrishLacrosse88
IrishLacrosse88

Nintendo said this console isnt next-gen in the graphics department. It's revolutionary because of the Wii remote. Gameplay > Graphics. I think it looks awesome.

G_Machine
G_Machine

FarCry for the pc is a genius invention, the console versions are very poor show. If they manage to capture the freeroaming nature of the pc version and make good use of the movement functions of the controller then the game will be amazing. Gameplay makes a game good, graphics make it look good. But appearances can be decieving so don't judge how fun the game is to play by looking at a screenshot. Save your verdict for when you have played it. P.S PCgamer154 you call yourself a pc gamer but you have never been interested in FarCry?!!! YOU are pure suck. I bet you have never played Dues Ex or Thief either.

PCgamer154
PCgamer154

ok i have never been interested in farcry and this game is pure suck awful graphics everything s-u-c-k SUCK!!!!!!!

lukeblink182
lukeblink182

People don't worry about the graphics! Remember the four GameCube launch titles that where first released, the graphics looked like crap! But now look how good games look now like Resident Evil 4 and Need For Speed Most wanted for the GameCube look. Trust me the graphics will get better!

-HAC-Oscuro
-HAC-Oscuro

leviathanwing "i dont see you playing pong for the 'gameplay'" That's because pong has rubbish gameplay (apart from being innovative for its time)

ipefin
ipefin

maybe the graphics are just some beta stuff not the final quality

dell900
dell900

ok.......... graphics

williamwu1985
williamwu1985

look at the graphic, i cant believe it, it's crap!!!! i cant imagine how cheap the console, it's not worth 250 bucks since gamecube is 99 and almost same level of graphic

Neo_Kelyn
Neo_Kelyn

What with this game, red steel and other games I've seen, such as Sadness, it really does look like we're going to have a much more mature nintendo on our hands. 'Bout frickin time.

zerox0409
zerox0409

interesting... in the screen it shows dual wielding... perhaps they will have you shoot one gun with the nunchuck and the other with the Wii-mote?, that'd really let people go trigger happy!:D

LucasAW
LucasAW

every1 will stop complaining about the graphics when they give this game a blast. It's just goin to be so much better using the remote.

GeigerdolylWodd
GeigerdolylWodd

AWESOME!!!=======================================================================================================================ATOMB I played the original PC version......I wonder how good it will look comared to that....I ran it on a P4 w/ a Invidia 7800 grfx card. If it's close I'll be happy...might have to reserve this one. ======================================================================================================================= I got Far Cry for PC/Laptop and couldn't get past the opening movie any suggestions? It just stopped on me

CaribouLou5
CaribouLou5

I think it's great that the Wii is getting a Far Cry. Everyone deserves a Far Cry.

tuff_duk
tuff_duk

this game may not look as good as the 360's far cry, but at least the wiis getting a far cry game. I mean at least now the wii will have a good mature rated game at launch.plus who wouldnt want to kick some merc ass using the wii-mote. i cant wait to get a hold of this game, if the multiplayer is as good as it was on 360 it will be in my wii for a long time.

Scottman2005
Scottman2005

Have you guys ('n' girls) not seen the new 'Far Cry Wii screens magazine scan(old? dunno)' Topic in the Forum??

ATOMB
ATOMB

I played the original PC version......I wonder how good it will look comared to that....I ran it on a P4 w/ a Invidia 7800 grfx card. If it's close I'll be happy...might have to reserve this one.

jingwa
jingwa

The game is still in the works, so its no surprise the pics dont look to flash, but going of the technology the wii has under its hood it should easily surpass the xbox version and look a hell of alot better. There really is no excuse for it not to, simple as that.

moabboy
moabboy

Those screens look very ordinary. Looks a bit like "Super Jack Carver Sunshine"

gamefreakwill
gamefreakwill

Everything seems fine, but with some extra touch ups in graphics and more multiplayer, Farcry Vengence will probably be a worth while shooter.

corbypete
corbypete

Looks terrible, xbox version was better. Hope it come sout nicer with that nintendo feel to it - afterall the gameplay cant change

Scottman2005
Scottman2005

This is EARLY screen footage - I'm sure they'll brush it up nicely just like Red Steel. (If they don't then they're in trouble!)

CidStormwind
CidStormwind

that's just the image quality. Imagine this, Farcry on Xbox looks amazingly good, this will be even better.

bansheerpg
bansheerpg

Never forget it's a work in progress! Thoses screens look just fine! If you pay attention, the featured ennemies are really detailed. They just have to work on the environements.

Ices100
Ices100

They just need more time with these games, an the system is comming out in under a month.

Kbs64
Kbs64

Lets hope that this will be online. I want to keep my friends butt with Vengeance....haha.

xion2k4
xion2k4

im a fan of the farcry games but those screen shots look kinda weak man!

bolebec
bolebec

I think the game would have done a lot better if it just stuck to to pc. The first one was amazing. The second looked just as good, it just wasnt realeased for pc. I can't say this one looks to be good graphics wise, but i doubt that these are even close to the what the final game will be like. Now im just looking forward to Crysis with direct X10.

juanfraino
juanfraino

This games is gonna be awesome! I just hope they get the controles right!! :D

_Sam_
_Sam_

I just realized that I don't think I've played a Far Cry game

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

gameplay first graphics second, I still love playing the first Zelda, by todays standards thats total crap on the graphics front. Infact I'm most looking forward to downloading NES games on the Wii,

AllSystemsRocks
AllSystemsRocks

I admit it it looks like a N64 game and I love nintendo... I hope it will be better than that or I will cancel my WII pre-order

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

Let's just say it looks worse, okay? Hopefully it will be much improved before release.

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

To me, it looks okay. When I play games, I'm concentrating on the game and what I'm doing in the game, not sitting there admiring the game if it has good graphics or pouting if it has bad graphics. They say "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." Were they thinking of gamers when they coined that expression?

Poltergeist13
Poltergeist13

Doesn't really look better than the xbox version of Far Cry. I still wanna throw it down on this game though. Far Cry is great FPS series.

Deathblz
Deathblz

Keep in mind that just because pictures were recently released doesn't mean that they're the most recent pictures of the game...for all we know they could be pictures from the early stages on development. The beauty of Nintendo is that they realize that it's gameplay, not graphics, that makes a great game.

Lingxor
Lingxor

Why would you release a screenshot like this?

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Nintendo is finally accepting more "risqué" titles for their console. I wonder if blood will be included for this version?

mrblah00
mrblah00

wellk are you 10 or 11? Hopefully not 12 or older. You need to take a look into the real world of game developing (and gaming apparently, Im sure blind gamers are going to get all over a FPS and especially the Wii which has you point at things on the SCREEN). They can focus on both graphics and gameplay. How long do you think it takes to config Wii controls to an already existing game engine? Thats all this game is, Far Cry with Wii controls. Thats it. Nothing else. The gameplay was already made. All they had to do was design new levels and make the graphics engine work on the Wii. Nintendo brags about how easy it is for developers to integrate the remote sensor into a game, if theyve been spending the entire development period trying to figure out how a gun should aim with the wii-mote then theyve got serious problems. And this is Ubisoft, they have more than enough money to have both a graphics team and a "gameplay" team which Im sure you would call them. This game is not being made by a single person in a basement. Youre probably one of those people who complain about cops looking for little crimes like traffic violations instead of looking for all the murderers. You fail to realize that there are different departments that specialize in different areas.

grayf0x0
grayf0x0

god what the hell is wrong with you people?! Graphics arn't what makes a game good... All you who are **** about it not "looking" Extraordinary are what's killing this industry!!!! bunch of freaking babies... Your all so obsessed with how pretty it is you miss the beauty of how it plays, and the story, among other things that make it good... graphics are not everything... so get you heads out of your arses and realize that...

Blacksamurai87
Blacksamurai87

just a sidenote... Nintendo corrected themselves a couple days ago, saying that the Wii will, in fact, be region-locked. Check out the official report.

mattxavier
mattxavier

Who is tired of the Far Cry ports?

Fire_Fly
Fire_Fly

I hope the game looks better when it is finnished. Even Resident Evil 4 looks 10X better than that.

Adultgmr77
Adultgmr77

Wow looks like there are like 10 pologons total on those screenshots. I really hope that is a handheld version because they look terrible, even for being early in development. It's not like they have to develop a brand new engine for the game.

Jebril
Jebril

Yeah tht's what I thought about Twilight Princess graphics when screens first came out of it. "Oh my god they suck" But the newer screens are looking 10X better and much more impressive.