Far Cry 3 sees Ubisoft return to the first installment in the series as the game is set on a tropical island where lawlessness, violence and insanity are just a few of many challenges you will be faced with. Many of the game's elements seem to indicate that Ubisoft wants to take this series back to its roots.
At E3 this year, Ubisoft's narrative lead, Jason Van den Berghe, told Joystiq that if Far Cry 2 was talking about factions and global conflicts -- the effects of global policies and what happens in that kind of really messed up situation – the development team want to bring that down and talk about individual conflict with Far Cry 3.
This conflict will centre around Jason Brody, a tourist that is stranded on a tropical island. Not much has been detailed on who Brody is, but gamers will be comforted to know that he is a combatant and survivalist at heart. Ubisoft says the game will immerse the player in an environment that will constantly provoke a sense a fear, with the island's inhabitants known to be unstable in nature.
The game will utilise the same engine as its predecessor, Dunia, with developers promising vast improvements in depth and clarity.
Ubisoft’s relatively slow release of Far Cry 3 related content has been worrisome to fans and the like, but GamesCom promises to change all that. Do Gaming will take a look at the title when at Gamescom next week.
Far Cry 3 is set for an early 2012 release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.