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Ubisoft Offers Up Strange Pairing Of Free Valiant Hearts With Xbox One Far Cry Primal Pre-Purchase

by Mike Futter on Feb 02, 2016 at 06:51 AM

The concept of “free with purchase” games isn’t a foreign one to the game industry. Last year, players that bought Fallout 4 on Xbox One received Fallout 3 for free. Bayonetta 2 on Wii U came with the original bundled in.

Often, these deals are logical pairings. Sometimes, we’re left to wonder.

Microsoft and Ubisoft announced today that those who pre-purchase Far Cry Primal on Xbox One will receive a free game. No, it’s not Far Cry 4. It’s also not a backward compatible version of Far Cry 3.

Instead, it’s the Xbox One version of the World War 1 adventure game, Valiant Hearts. The historically-rooted tale follows a number of characters and a faithful dog throughout the war in Europe.

In order to take advantage of the offer, you need to lock in your Primal pre-purchase and download your copy of Valiant Hearts by April 14. Far Cry Primal will be out on February 23 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A PC version arrives on March 1. For more on Far Cry Primal, check out our most recent preview.



Our Take
I enjoyed Valiant Hearts quite a lot. The pairing of these two isn’t obvious, but a free (with purchase) game is nothing to shrug at, especially if it’s a good one.