You may have not heard of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. It’s being marketed quite oddly. First off, it was “leaked” or announced on April 1st, which I think as a planet we should just write off the calendar at this point. Secondly, it all seemed way too unbelievable. No sane company would actually make a sequel to one of the best games last year but rewritten as a bad 80s movie, right? WRONG. Turns out it was all true. The script is supposed to suck, the characters are supposed to suck, and you’ll love every minute of it. You play as Rex Colt, a Mark IV cyborg from Vietnam War II, in the year 2007. Yeah.
To me, this feels like what Rockstar did with GTA IV and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Not that that specific DLC had all kinds of cyber things and what not, but more so that it took a comedic approach to a very serious main game. Sometimes it’s the big risks that end up being awesome, and Ubisoft went all out with this one. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon hits XBLA, PSN, and Steam May 1st for $14.99 and you do not need vanilla Far Cry 3 to play it. Did I mention the soundtrack is AWESOME and if you pre order it on Steam, you get the soundtrack? Hey Ubisoft, you guys like using my ideas so I’m just going to go out and say I want a whacky Assassin’s Creed one-off that plays like a Disney Channel original movie. Get to work.