Far Cry 3 cinematic trailer reveals September release

A new Far Cry 3 documentary-style cinematic trailer called 'Stranded' teases the game's tense, survival-action storyline and a September 7 release.

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The new cinematic trailer for Far Cry 3 has arrived which focuses on a tense and tragic tale of three vacationing friends. Reminiscent of thrillers like Hostel and Turistas (minus some gore and torture), and featuring a hand-held documentary-style presentation, the CG video sets up the upcoming FPS's narrative.

It's a pretty compelling bit of storytelling. It even features the mohawked psychopath from the game's E3 2011 demo.

The end of the trailer also reveals that Far Cry 3 is scheduled for a September 7 release in the UK on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. A North American release date has yet to be confirmed, but is likely to be close.

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    February 15, 2012 12:00 PM

    Jeff Mattas posted a new article, Far Cry 3 cinematic trailer reveals September release.

    A new Far Cry 3 documentary-style cinematic trailer called 'Stranded' teases the game's tense, survival-action storyline and a September 7 release.

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      February 15, 2012 12:23 PM

      That was really slick!

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      February 15, 2012 12:23 PM

      Hope they don't include the crappy always on U-Don'tplay drm for the pc.

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        February 15, 2012 12:25 PM

        They probably will :(

        My only hope is that maybe they'll drop it by them because Rayman: Origins won't have it.

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      February 15, 2012 1:21 PM

      Nice trailer except for the dubstep.

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      February 15, 2012 1:45 PM

      I would have shot the guy within 2 seconds.

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      February 15, 2012 2:28 PM

      I dunno, the last time I built up this much hope from a trailer I ended up with a completely different game called "Dead Island".

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      February 15, 2012 2:31 PM

      I love Far Cry, but I hate Ubisoft more. Shame, really, I'd preorder the **** outta this.

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      February 15, 2012 2:33 PM

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      February 15, 2012 2:36 PM

      I just read that the game starts off in a doctor office where you're diagnosed with cancer and you as you get sicker you have to keep running across the island to find a chemo lab.

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        February 15, 2012 2:46 PM

        Truth time: i would play Cranked the game.

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      February 15, 2012 2:44 PM

      Has any one figured out how the games link to each other beyond being a sandbox shooter. What is the point is using a brand/franchise name on something unrelated to the original.

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        February 15, 2012 2:46 PM

        To cash in on the same. Publishers are scared shitless of ever doing new IPs

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        February 15, 2012 2:54 PM

        Because universe matters fuck all to the far cry franchise. It's a game about clearing out whole bases of guys in sweet stealthy tactical ways.

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        February 15, 2012 3:47 PM

        Because a sequel gets people to pay attention.

        I confess, if Far Cry 2 wasn't called Far Cry 2 I probably would have ignored it.

        And a game about drug smugglers in Africa is too risky if they can't tie a known franchise name on it.

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        February 15, 2012 4:31 PM

        Mercenaries.

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        February 15, 2012 6:33 PM

        its like zelda

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        February 15, 2012 6:36 PM

        Final Fantasy just sent you an email.

        Subject: Sup?

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      February 15, 2012 2:48 PM

      Why dubstep; the illegitimate electronic ADHD "screamo" equivalent of a music genre lacking any melody or structure.

      Techstep and Neurofunk variants of drum and bass / jungle achieve a much darker and more brutal mood while still layering some beautiful melody and patterns; being very both enjoyable to listen to and sonically palatable - of which dubstep is neither.

      Here is an example of some actually decent music used in a game trailer:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUT435NPokA&feature=player_detailpage#t=63s

      Now every fucking subculture approval seeking moron thinks dubstep is awesome; they see anything electronic with some good rolling bass and it's dubstep. its not; right now its the cancer of electronic music.

      That aside, this trailer was really impressive

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        February 15, 2012 2:55 PM

        Sounded pretty good, threatening and exciting.

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        February 15, 2012 3:08 PM

        Oh god, STFU - your example devolves into boring, generic drum and base. Keep your elitist bullshit off Shacknews.

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          February 15, 2012 3:20 PM

          Your argument would be valid if you had an attention span.

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            February 15, 2012 6:38 PM

            It does turn in to some house/DnB generic music at the end, unfortunately.

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              February 15, 2012 7:05 PM

              The EVE trailer is simply a more boring one than this awesome far cry trailer. The eve trailer also used a contiguous chunk, while this far cry one was cut up. It's the same dubstep track used in the transformers 3 trailer, and probably about 10 other trailers. I'm talking about the full songs, not about the trailer; I can think of a lot of tracks or music styles that would suit this far cry 3 trailer much better (hint: most of them not electronic).

              My rant was more just general annoyance at the over-representation of this trending style and the rampant formulaic "bandwagon-ness" of it all throughout advertising and media.

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          February 15, 2012 3:33 PM

          Don't be an asshole.

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        February 15, 2012 3:44 PM

        Just to clarify, Im talking about the music, not the trailer. The music DOES go fairly well with this trailer.

        All I'm saying is that dubstep is highly overrated and overused. Just because justin beiber did well at selling music, it doesnt mean the music is good.

        Just because auto-tuning voices is suddenly popular in music, it doesn't mean it always sounds good, and it doesn't mean everyone should start using it or emulating it. It's a copout for real singing skill;

        In the same way, dubstep is just someone tweaking around with an LFO to produce the "nastiest, dirtiest subwoofer-destroying drops, basslines and wobbles". It's cool that some people like it; Hell even I like a few dubstep tracks; everyone likes different things, but its annoying when it starts popping up everywhere, and artists start emulating it even when it doesnt suit them, more in the name to follow a trend than to actually pursue an artistic ideal.

        Just like Free2Play, Social/Mobile Games, facebook integration is in games, thats what dubstep is like in music at the moment. Everyone is climbing on the bandwagon.

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        February 16, 2012 5:24 AM

        Idc how shitty the music is, anyone who dismisses any genre as "lacking melody" just sounds like a colossal penis / old man

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          February 16, 2012 3:29 PM

          Melody is a measurable attribute of a piece of music, just like tempo or harmony or repetition...

          It's not a subjective judgement of "good" or "bad", but an objective sonic classification. Different genres have different emphases on different music factors; hence some genres ARE more melodic than other genres by design.

          Some people like less melodic music, and some like more; some people like faster music, some people like repetitive music, etc.. Musical components and personal taste are separate things. Some people like a genre called "Noise". I dont. You might like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwsQH43qNN8 or this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I5OtlKjzJo , if so, good for you; but dont call me an asshole if I say it lacks melody compared to some other genre, because it does, and so does all the other music in its genre. You just happen to like it. My main reason for ranting about it is that it (dubstep) is leaking into everything, with everyone just mindlessly jumping onto the bandwagon.

          Dont attack me personally, especially if you dont know what you are talking about.

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      February 15, 2012 2:50 PM

      Sweet pre-rendered video, now show the shitty console port that the game actually is.

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        February 15, 2012 4:24 PM

        Somebody sounds a wittwe angwy! How adorable.

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          February 15, 2012 4:29 PM

          Also, I take it you don't remember the E3 demo from last year. They linked to it in this article, you know.

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            February 15, 2012 4:44 PM

            Just watched it; looks like an evolution of Far Cry with QTEs thrown in. Graphics level looks decent, but it's a low-quality video so I can't critique texture quality. There's two things that could potentially ruin this game: QTEs, and DRM.

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      February 15, 2012 3:57 PM

      Video hooked me, now lets see some gameplay :)

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      February 15, 2012 4:35 PM

      Finally, some dialog that isn't horridly slowly spoken.

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      February 15, 2012 6:31 PM

      Hmm don't really care for any ubisoft games anymore, especially after far cry 2.

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      February 15, 2012 6:49 PM

      This could be amazing. If they actually have groups of enemies actively looking for you, chasing you throughout the game that would be awesome. Hell my dream would be to incorporate some detective style elements in an effort to find the girl that came with you. I liked FC2 and would purchase this I just hope the DRM doesn't ruin it or my wish is they just leave it out. I have had problems with Settlers 7 which haven't been to severe but I have caused me to not buy anymore Ubisoft games. Don't mess this up Ubi though you probably will.

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      February 15, 2012 7:01 PM

      I wonder if they are going to add that awesome map maker again

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      February 15, 2012 7:10 PM

      I have to wait for football season, Dexter DVD release, AND now FC3? Ffffuuuuuuuu

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      February 16, 2012 5:21 AM

      MOAR DUBSTEP NOW

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      February 16, 2012 6:38 AM

      That was actually pretty damn cool.

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      February 16, 2012 12:58 PM

      the trailer looks good, but very high schoolish. like a bunch of fraternity boys running around drunk. very unlike the previous far cry. kind of disappointed. but we'll see if this is a dumb down reboot for little boys.

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