The lights are on
The newest information for
Ubisoft's rumored, '80s-themed spinoff of Far Cry 3 has us questioning the
The gaudy, neon-infused website
for Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon harkens back to the early days of the Internet, and
teases a game that seems too good to be true for fans of '80s action movies.
Here's the description of the game from the site:
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.
The site also contains
a mock interview with the writer/director of a film version of Blood Dragon, some sample songs from the soundtrack, and a Konami code Easter egg that reveals an image of a
character with glowing eyes and what appears to be an omega symbol on his
While today is April 1,
we're hesitant to write Blood Dragon off as a joke, as rumors and leaks for the project have
been popping up for almost a month. In early March, Far Cry 3 writer Jeffrey
Yohalem stated that he's working
on a Far Cry 3-related project that "will be surprising" to fans when it's
announced. On the same day, a Brazilian
Classification Board posting was found for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Last
week two more Blood Dragon leaks were spotted, in the form of an Achievements
list that hinted at it being a standalone XBLA game, and potential
box art. Either this is the most complex April Fools' Day joke we've ever
seen, or Ubisoft truly has something insane in the works for Far Cry 3 fans. We're
definitely hoping it's the latter. Here's the teaser trailer:
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whether this is an april fools or a serious project, i'm in!
April fools prank? It's a good one - it takes dedication to spend a month setting up a prank.
Totally serious? So hilariously awesome that it may overshadow the original FC3.
omg this looks like the coolest idea ever. As a fan of the 80s AND sci-fi, this looks like pure GOLD!
This sounds like Dan Ryckerts favourite thing ever. If it is real you have to get him on the Test Chamber.
I really hope this is real, and gets even crazier the more we hear about it.
Nice fake T2 music btw.
This is more than confusing...I'm gonna buy that banana carrier now.
Please be real.
This could be really cool!
this is real,there has been rumors before today