Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Is Probably Real
Rumors surrounding a Far Cry 3 expansion called Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon for some time now, but a new Ubisoft-branded teaser site — which arrives just in time for April Fool’s Day — seems to confirm the downloadable spinoff. The tone and presentation of the teaser site seems to align with previous 80s-inspired themes rumors suggested.
A fake merch shop within the website links out to the leaked Achievement list, which tells me this is more legitimate than its timing would have us believe.
The story description is almost too good to be true.
The year is 2007. It is the future. Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war and new paths for peace must be found. A U.S. cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. A Mark IV Cyber Commando, Sergeant Rex Power Colt has been sent over to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on.
Among the teaser site’s many outgoing links is a bunch of music, including some trippy 80s synth jams that’ll trigger Tron flashbacks.
Eagle-eyed IGN wiki users pulled an in-game screenshot from the trailer, which you can see here:
You can even punch in the ol’ Konami code (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A) to destroy the site.
The entire thing landing on April Fool’s Day seems a little on the nose, and if it hadn’t leaked ahead of time we’d likely call this a goofy joke, but the connections lend some legitimacy to this.
Ubisoft, however, declined to “comment on rumor or speculation.”
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By Mitch Dyer