In anticipation of Far Cry 4‘s November 18 launch, Ubisoft has released this extensive 101 trailer to get you psyched about what’s in store for you on the snowy peaks and verdant valleys of Kyrat. Rabi Ray Rana from Radio Free Kyrat walks you through the upcoming game’s story and gameplay features.
Far Cry 4 casts you as a wayward son of the game’s fictional Himalayan region of Kyrat, taken away from the troubled land as a baby by your mother. Now as an adult you return on a mission to disperse your mother’s ashes, only to become embroiled in a local civil war. The overarching focus of the action is taking down the regime of the brutal warlord Pagan Min, voiced by Troy Baker (The Last of Us, BioShock Infinite, Shadow of Mordor). This entails taking out his infrastructure: infiltrating his fortresses, taking control of his radio towers, and killing his lieutenants.
As you would expect from a Far Cry game, there’s a huge variety of tools and toys at your disposal. All manner of weapons and vehicles, as well as dangerous local wildlife like ridable elephants and bait-able tigers. If you need help, a friend can always jump in to control your comrade Herc, or you can hire local mercenaries in a pinch.
There are also skill trees that allow for further customization. The Path of the Elephant improves your durability for tanking right into the action, whereas the Path of the Tiger focuses on sneaky stealth kills. Hunting and gathering materials lets you craft better gear to support your chosen play style.
A range of side quests engage with the local characters in other ways, offering tasks that include hunting down ancient ruins and filming nature documentaries. The game also features trippy sections where you somehow travel into Kyrat’s mythical past, Shangri-La, and battle invading demons.
Far Cry 4 arrives on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on November 18, 2014.
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