The worldwide reveal of Ubisoft Montreal’s Far Cry 5 has gone live and new information about the game’s story and gameplay features were shared. The reveal featured multiple trailers that included the official announce trailer and character profiles for some of the NPC’s that players will be interacting within the game. These profiles feature three different characters from Hope County, Montana and short monologues about their relationship with the religious cult there. According to Ubisoft’s website, the cult call themselves “Eden’s Gate” and they are led by a man named Joseph who calls himself “The Father.”
Jerome Jeffries, Nick Rye and Mary May are the three characters shown in these short videos and they all give speeches about their history with the cult and how they’ve affected their lives. The game’s official announce trailer was also shown and it featured the game’s various characters and the cult militia that will serve as the main antagonist to the story. In the footage, the militia is terrorizing the county and its people while John speaks.
The game also shows some wildlife and environments that players have become accustomed to in the Far Cry universe. Although the setting is still different from others because it is the only game to take place in a North American environment. Details about gameplay and the story were revealed by the game’s producer Dan Hay in a separate video released by Ubisoft. Hay speaks about the process of developing the game and talks about interactions with characters and forming alliances with them.
In Far Cry 5, the protagonist is a character that is a junior sheriff coming into Hope County. According to Ubisoft, the players can choose the visual features of their character such as skin tone and gender. The characters that players will meet can be recruited into a resistance to fight the Eden’s Gate militia. Players will be able to have up to three characters with them at a time and they have different skills that will help aid players in battle.
Ubisoft has also revealed that the game’s campaign will be played in co-op but didn’t go into many specifics about it. Vehicles are still a large part to this game like past titles, according to the press release, players can expect to drive ATV’s, trucks and boats. There will also be planes in the game that players can fly and engage in dogfights with, which is a first for the Far Cry franchise. Players can also have animal companions to aid them in the open world and in combat.
Far Cry 5 will release on Febuary 27, 2018 and will be available on the Xbox one, PS4 and PC platforms.