Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon revealed as radical 80′s VHS stand-alone title

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

By on April 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon looks like just about the best thing to happen to video games since, well, ever: every bit of leaked info so far is pointing to a completely balls-out, tongue-in-cheek explosion-festival of cheesy 80′s VHS-flavoured graphics and action movie sensibilities. It looks, in a word, radical.

A leaked description from the XBLA database reads: “Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil. Welcome to an 80’s VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who’s fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue.”

“Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide. Playing Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon doesn’t require a copy of Far Cry® 3.”

The database also reveals a May 1 launch date for the game on XBLA, but a listing for it has also been found in the Steam database, so it should be making its way there eventually. Hit up the amazing official site for more.

Source: NeoGAF (Thanks, Cas)

11 comments (Leave your own)

It’s been rated in various regions for PSN as well!

 

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon looks like just about the best thing to happen to video games since, well, ever

Dat hyperbole.

 

It’s getting so any dickhead can produce a concept for a game these days.

 

gloveh: Dat hyperbole.

I enjoy games that don’t take themselves at all seriously :)

 
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unitzero:
It’s getting so any dickhead can produce a concept for a game these days.

It’s deliberately 80s style and cheesy.

Love it!

 

Damn I was hoping they would go for 80′s Betamax!

Am I the only one thinking this is a late April fools joke?

 

…. Why is it Far Cry 3 if it has nothing to do with Far Cry 3?

 

plasmadavid:
…. Why is it Far Cry 3 if it has nothing to do with Far Cry 3?

Yeah, Far Cry 1, 2 and 3 had totally consistent plots, characters and game worlds, I demand more continuity!

I am liking the look of this game. A lot. I hope it is real.

 

damn this sounds aewsome!! Michael Biehn is the man!

 

Looking forward to this standalone game, very glad it wasn’t an April fools joke after all.

 
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