Far Cry 3

Meet The Rakyat Tribe In An Ominous New Trailer
by Jeff Cork on Oct 09, 2012 at 06:00 AM
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Rating: Mature
Platform: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Far Cry 3's island archipelago is home to a variety of unusual characters, including the previously revealed Buck and Vaas. Now it's time to meet a pair of more agreeable types. Don't get complacent, though. Dennis and Citra may have motives beyond helping our hero Jason Brody.

The video below introduces the characters, along with their relationship to the native Rakyat tribe. You'll learn about the group's past, and also get a glimpse of why they're so interested in helping Jason. Keep an eye on that Citra; she doesn't seem as though she's being completely forthright. 

Ubisoft has also provided quick bios for both Citra and Dennis. You'll grow to depend on these allies as you play the game — at least for a while.


Known to the Rakyat as their warrior priestess, goddess and their queen, Citra is cloaked in the mystery of old ritual. Only the warriors deep in the jungle have seen her, far fewer have spoken with her. Charismatic and beautiful, she hungers for the power denied her people by the pirates and privateers tearing apart her island. The destiny of the Rakyat has been foretold by those at the beginning of time and Citra will see that destiny fulfilled.

After her brother, Vaas, deserted the tribe to join the pirates, she vowed to crush him. Her warriors wage a fierce battle against the pirates daily. Never wavering in her resolve, Citra has ordered the execution of countless pirates. The Rakyat live to fight and she exists as the purest manifestation of the spirit. From atop her temple stronghold, she leads the charge.

When Jason is ready, Dennis will introduce him to Citra. She has the ability to unlock great power within him. The path will be plagued with danger, but if Jason wants to defeat Vaas, it may be the only way to come out on top. As he progresses, Citra sees more in him than a great warrior, she sees a kindred spirit. 


Tigers, pirates and sharks got you down? Help is on the way. Dennis Rogers is the ultimate guide to Rook Island. Not only does he know his way around, he can teach you to fight back. But Dennis is more than useful backup, he’s the key to the Path of the Warrior and the gateway to the mysterious Rakyat tribe at the heart of the jungle. 

Born and raised in Liberia, Dennis was no stranger to war and poverty. Seeking a better life, he eventually left his homeland, immigrating to America. But 10 years later, he left, disillusioned. He returned to Liberia, but discovered he no longer fit. He was lost. After drifting from job to job he found his way to Rook Island and Citra. He embraced the Rakyat cause and proved himself as a dedicated warrior.

Jason Brody will come to rely on Dennis, who saves him from certain death. Dennis sees great potential in Jason, teaching him to follow the path of the warrior, telling him with a knowing smile that, “The ways of the jungle and of war share a common ancestry. They are the drum beats of the human heart.”

 But, it will be up to Jason to prove that he can deliver, rather than end up under Vaas’s knife.

Look for Far Cry 3 on December 4 on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.