Ubisoft started it off with a bang – “hot girls” dancing to Just Dance 4, and then the Far Cry 3 cinematic starting out with a topless savage lady. They did eventually get to some gameplay, after showing more of the stunning graphics.
Dan Hay, producer, and Jamie Kean, lead game designer, were on hand, playing the demo and explaining some of the background. We saw yet another bow and arrow, too, making this the third game – after Tomb Raider and Crysis 3 – to sport one.
It may seem like just another shooter, but then everything starts to get a little trippy. This is unsurprising with this franchise, especially after the strange voodoo-esque native intro scene. The second game was a little dry for my taste (I didn’t really want to play through Apocalypse Now, thanks very much), but I think this game may have sparked my interest.
Hay also talked about the expansiveness of this open world game, saying you have an entire archipelago of islands to explore – and that’s just in the single-player campaign.
Far Cry 3 will be released on September 4.