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Even though yesterday was the scoundrel’s holiday known as April Fool’s Day, some game publishers will occasionally make real announcements about real games. Such was the case last year, when Ubisoft revealed Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, a downloadable spinoff to Far Cry 3 that was heavily inspired by the 1980s “VHS Era” of direct-to-video schlock. And they might have done it again.
Yesterday, horror director Jason Eisener posted a photo to Instagram of his brand new Blood Dragon soundtrack album. In the background of the picture was a television monitor, and upon this television monitor was an image that included a logo for something known as “Blood Dragon III: Vietnam War 2.”
Is it all a prank? Or is it another
elaborate low-rent marketing stunt? Later in the day, Dean Evans, the Creative Director behind Blood Dragon, posted a similar image to Twitter and included the hashtag “#vietnamwar2”:
— Dean Evans (@SpleenZilla) April 1, 2014
Talk of a Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon sequel began almost as soon as the first game was released when Michael Biehn, the voice of Rex Power Colt, discussed the possibility of a sequel less than a week after the game’s release. And Ubisoft has been touting a surprise game reveal for next week’s PAX East convention, so perhaps the only fool is the one who doesn’t believe that Blood Dragon III: Vietnam War 2 is real.
2013 was an amazing year in gaming. While we got loads of sequels, we also got some beautiful new IPs, and plenty of new hardware to enjoy it all.
Naughty Dog took a break from Uncharted and gave us The Last of Us, BattleBlock Theater reminded us why we love The Behemoth, and Ken Levine and his crew unleashed BioShock: Infinite on the gaming world. And let’s not forget all the amazing ports, including Diablo III (on consoles), Fez (on the PC), and Hotline Miami (on the PS3 and Vita). Yes, this year took our breath away, and cramped our thumbs like the good old days of the NES. We here at Warp Zoned have been gaming our little fingers off the last 12 months, and we’ve been even harder at work the last few weeks trying to decide what we loved and hated about gaming in 2013. After several days of deliberation, here’s what we came up with. And now it’s time for us to get back to gaming… 2014 is ready for us. (more…)
Michael Biehn, the 80s action hero who has tangled with both Terminators and Aliens, recently sat down with Microsoft’s Major Nelson for an interview on his Major Nelson Radio podcast. During the course of their chat, the Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon star revealed that Ubisoft Montreal is considering a sequel to the well-received downloadable title:
“Dean [Evans, Creative Director of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon] was with me on the phone last night. He was pretty jacked up. He was going into a meeting today. I think he wants to turn it into some sort of franchise. He’s got a sequel in mind.”
So don’t start planning your Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon 2 party just yet, but it sounds like Ubisoft knows they have a hit on their hands. And knowing Ubisoft as I do, I’m sure they’ll ride that pony to sequel-land sooner or later.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was released for the PC, PSN, and XBLA last week. We loved it so much that it broke our review scale.
Welcome to the Future… 2007.
What? You don’t remember six years ago when an evil warlord built a skull-shaped fortress of death and rampaging Blood Dragons roamed the countryside? And Mark IV Cyber Commando Rex Power Colt saved the day? Is this really news to you?
Good thing we have Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon to chronicle this neon and chrome drenched war. It’s available to download from the Xbox Live Arcade today for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15). And if you’re unfairly being kept away from your 360 all day, might I suggest viewing the launch trailer above?
Or reading the game’s righteous description:
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil. Welcome to an 80’s VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who’s fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy SEALs) collide.
The over-the-top cliches, pulsing neon, and sheer lunacy that make up Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are now available on the PlayStation Store. Ubisoft’s masterpiece is joined by Telltale’s poker room crossover, Poker Night 2; Keiji Inafune’s first post-Capcom game, Soul Sacrifice; and one of the greatest PS2 Classics of all time, Katamari Damacy.
A pair of special editions are also available on the PlayStation Store this week including “The Director’s Cut” of the divisive Deadly Premonition and Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, the PS3-exclusive special edition of Ninja Gaiden II.
Finally this week, the PlayStation Store will see the release of Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge, a PS3/Vita Cross-Buy title and the final “Spring Fever” game, and T.A.C. Heroes, a PSP shooter.
Dig out those leg warmers and sweat bands, poof out that big hair, and warm up the VCR, because we’re heading back to the 80s in the coolest, funniest, and awesomest game in years. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a hilarious parody of the great action movies of the 1980s that takes the player on a ridiculously fun ride that will have you laughing at every corny turn. (more…)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is just a few days away and Creative Director Dean Evans has decided to give us all an extended look at the open world of the game in the walkthrough video posted above. It’s got it all… grenades, shotguns that shoot flaming bullets, a “flip the bird” button, and dragons with frickin’ laser beams on their heads.
Dean Evans is a brilliant, brilliant man. And not just because of his cheeky British accent.