Far Cry 3, sequel to Far Cry and Far Cry 2, was announced recently at the E3 2011 conference. There is very little discussion regarding the game and, frankly, I won't stand for that. I was a big fan of the first two games and, honestly, Far Cry 3 looks absolutely amazing. I figured I'd create an official thread for the game which will be updated as any new news, images or videos are released, as well as any previews by IGN, Gamespot, etc.
Title: Far Cry 3
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft Shanghai
Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
The sequel is in the pre-alpha stages of development. Far Cry 3 takes place on a tropical island found somewhere at the intersection of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.However, Patrick Redding, a Ubisoft story designer, mentioned that an Antarctic setting is a possibility for future games. The main goal of the game is to escape from the islands (as there will be more than one, mentioned by Dan Hay) and its crazed inhabitants.
Far Cry 3 returns the series to a tropical setting, similar to the first game. Players will assume the role of a protagonist known as Jason Brody, a tourist who has been stranded on an island chain that has been in the grips of violent local conflict for many years. Jason has been separated from his girlfriend and, in his search for her, developers have stated he will have to deal with a wide cast of mostly unstable characters who have been trapped on these islands for some time. In the short demo trailer that, as of June 2011, is the only gameplay footage released so far, Jason interacts with one such character, named Vaas (voiced by Michael Mando), who gives an unsettling monologue about the nature of insanity before trying to drown Jason by anchoring him to a cinder block and throwing him into a natural pool of water that has clearly been used repeatedly for this purpose. Details of Jason's backstory have yet to be provided, aside from the fact that developers have stated that he possesses a strong skillset as a combatant and survivalist that give him a fighting chance in the desperate circumstances he constantly finds himself in during the events of the game. Developers have also stated that the intended tone of the game will be one of realism and intensity and an attempt to invoke a visceral and constant feeling of danger in the player
Far Cry 3: Insane In The Membrane | IGN
Far Cry 3: 5 Years In Development | NowGamer
"Gun jamming, guard checkpoints may return..." | VideoGamer
"We WANT you to explore this time..." | Beefjack
First Impressions | Gamespot
"We should warn you; this is NOT a holiday..." | NowGamer
Initial Thoughts | Eurogamer
E3 2011 Walkthrough [HD]
E3 2011 Alternate Walkthrough [HD]
Keep your eyes open as I'll continue to update the thread.