Far Cry 3 was my Game of the Year for 2012. It’s only fitting that I’m so hyped about the new DLC/standalone expansion thing that I’m using phases like “hella fresh” to describe it. A promo site went up a few days back (on April Fools’ Day, may I add) and it looks a lot like if Tim & Eric made a website for Hotline Miami, if it was a sci-fi B-movie that took place in the Far Cry universe. I think I may have to gouge my own eyes out for conjuring up such a convoluted example to explain that. But anyway, c’mon, look at this description.
“The year is 2007. It is the future. Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war and new paths for peace must be found. A U.S. cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. A Mark IV Cyber Commando, Sergeant Rex Power Colt has been sent over to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on.”
Doesn’t that look rad? Combine that with the recently released screenshots, reveal trailer, and small handful of songs from the soundtrack and you have a recipe for exactly what I want to throw all of my hard-earned dollars at. If this is actually just an incredibly elaborate April Fools’ joke, I might cry. Did you hear that, Ubisoft? You’re going to make me cry. Though the joke bit seems really unlikely based on the fact that it already seems to be rated by the Brazillian Certification Board, along with some leaked Xbox Live Achievements.
Remember, being overly excited about video games has NEVER gone wrong.