New Far Cry 5 Launch Trailer Sets Things Up

Meet the Seed family.

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Far Cry 5 is finally here. Ubisoft's anticipated open-world shooter launched today, March 27, but ahead of its release, the publisher shared a new trailer that introduces the game's antagonists and sets the stage for its controversial story.

Unlike previous installments in the series, Far Cry 5 takes place in Hope County, a small, fictional town located in rural Montana. Hope County has been overrun by the Project at Eden's Gate, a fanatical cult of brutal zealots led by the Seed family. The new trailer that Ubisoft shared, which you can watch above, provides an overview on each member of the Seed family and the tactics they use to terrorize the townsfolk.

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Ubisoft estimates that Far Cry 5 will take roughly 25 hours to complete, though your time with the game could very well exceed that thanks to all of the extracurricular activities it contains like hunting and fishing. Despite the serious tone of its narrative, Far Cry 5 also retains the series' outlandish sense of humor; on top of one particularly weird mission, the game's DLC will take players to places like Mars and the Vietnam War.

Far Cry 5 is out now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It has been well-received by critics so far, earning a 9/10 in our Far Cry 5 review in progress. "Despite some brief irritations and missed opportunities with its narrative, spending time in the world of Hope County remains absolutely delightful," GameSpot's Edmond Tran wrote.

Before diving in, you can watch our tips on getting started in Far Cry 5. You can also watch us play the first 11 minutes of the game and see how to trigger the Far Cry 5's secret ending. For more on the series, be sure to check out our look back on the history or Far Cry.

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