Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon site emerges
Teaser video and new website for mystery game or content surface; no comment from Ubisoft.
A new website and teaser video for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon have emerged. The website does not feature any concrete information about Blood Dragon, but its “Story” section reads:
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.
As Joystiq points out, entering the Konami code (↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A) transforms the cursor into a crosshair, which can be used to shoot the website’s text and images. Doing so eventually leads to a mysterious .gif emerging.
As for the Blood Dragon video (below), this 49-second teaser contains not much more than the Ubisoft logo, the Blood Dragon text, and a colorful laser sequence.
No further information is available and a Ubisoft representative was not immediately available to comment.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon could be an April Fool’s prank, but if were, it would be an elaborate hoax. The Brazilian classification ratings group has assigned a rating to the game, listing it as a first-person shooter for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said in February that “fans certainly won’t have to wait for more years for the next Far Cry.”
In addition, Far Cry 3 lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem told Joystiq last month that the action-shooter is getting some sort of a continuation, though it’s not clear if Blood Dragon is this rumored content.
“I’m working on something now that will be surprising, I think, when it’s announced,” Yohalem said at the time. “But it definitely is a ‘strike while the iron’s hot’ thing, and we’ll see.”
Far Cry 3 has shipped 4.5 million copies to date. For more, check out GameSpot’s review.