Far Cry 5 Art Reveals More About Setting, Characters

by Suriel Vazquez on May 24, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Though we know Far Cry 5 is set in Montana, Ubisoft hasn't revealed much else about its new open world shooter yet. The church at the end of the game's first trailer hinted there'd be some religious themes involved, though. Now, thanks to some new art from the game, we know the religious nature of the game will be more explicit than implied.

The art (you can check out the full image below) replicates Leonardo Da Vinci's painting "The Last Supper", with the character at the center extending his palms much the same way Jesus does. Surrounding the center figure are several characters decked out raggedy flannel, beards, guns, floral crowns, and dog tags (there's also a wolf sitting at the table with a red cross painted on his head). Below them sits an arsenal of explosive weaponry, a bow, and tied-up man with the word "SINNER" drawn on his back.

This offers up a few clues about the plot of the game. Considering recent Far Cry games have put the villains front and center, it's likely you'll be fighting (or reluctantly working with then fighting) a group of heavily-armed religious fanatics persecuting those not loyal to them or their religion. It's also possible that this time around, many of the mission-givers will be related to each other by blood instead of circumstance. Finally, the planes in the background could mean we'll get to pilot around Montana on more than a mini-chopper this time around.

Our Take
Far Cry has long attempted to deal with heavier themes than most shooters, so the religious fanatics angle isn't too surprising. But I'm hoping it conveys the theme of religion and devotion with some nuance between all the carpet-bombing and sniping you'll be doing on enemy encampments.