Starting on November 9th, Ubisoft will be giving away free copies of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Staring Michael Biehn, Blood Dragon is a neon pink 80’s vision of the future. Currently its selling on Steam for $14.99, or you can just wait less than a week, and get it free. This game will also be a part of Xbox Gold starting on Nov 15th.
Video Source – GameNewsOfficial
Before we look at some info for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, lets talk about the above trailer. If your a fan of nostalgic 80s & 90s references, you probably were into that vid as much as I was. Dem 80s aerobic legs though. Giggity! I really liked the G.I. Joe like animation, and announcer. They totally nailed it. They even ended with some G.I. Joe like action figures at the end of the clip. If neon pink is your favorite color, then this game was made for you.
Knowing is Half the Battle!!!
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a 2013 comedic first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is a stand-alone expansion to the 2012 video game Far Cry 3 and the eighth overall installment in the Far Cry franchise. The game, a parody of 1980s action films and video games, takes place on a retro-futuristic open world island with players assuming the action role of the military cyborg Sergeant Rex “Power” Colt.
The game was released on 30 April 2013, for PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network and on 1 May 2013, for Microsoft Windows and for Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade. The game received generally positive reviews upon release.
Blood Dragon is a stand-alone expansion of Far Cry 3, meaning players do not need the original game to play it. Gameplay, though akin to Far Cry 3, using the same engine and general mechanics, is streamlined to provide a more linear experience. The skill tree, instead of a chosen path down three “ways of the animal”, is replaced with a simpler leveling system that automatically unlocks benefits. The crafting is removed completely.
The gameplay is open world, first-person shooter, with the same vehicles from Far Cry 3. The player will find themselves using high powered explosives, heavily modified firearms, and a large knife in order to kill their way through the main missions. Side missions involve liberating garrisons, killing rare animals, and saving hostages. Stealth is rewarded with extra Cyber Points, the equivalent of Experience Points. The game also includes a plethora of hidden collectibles which, when found, unlock helpful rewards to assist with play.
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is set in a dystopian year 2007, where the world is suffering the aftermath of a nuclear war. Ubisoft described the game as “an 80s VHS vision of the future” where the player must “get the girl, kill the bad guys, and save the world.”
The player controls an American cybernetic super-soldier named Sergeant Rex “Power” Colt (voiced by Michael Biehn). He and another American cyber-soldier known as Spider travel to an unnamed island to investigate Colonel Sloan, an elite agent who has gone rogue. Upon confronting Sloan, he reveals his treachery, kills Spider, and knocks out Rex.
Rex is awoken by Sloan’s Canadian assistant Dr. Darling, who, disillusioned with his goals, betrays him. Rex teams up with Dr. Darling to overthrow Sloan’s plan to revert the world to a prehistoric-like state with his rockets, armed with the blood of the “blood dragons” that roam the island. After liberating bases, saving scientists, and killing animals, Rex fights Sloan’s assistant Dr. Carlyle, who has used the blood of blood dragons to turn humans into zombie-like creatures called “the running dead”. After Rex fights Dr. Carlyle’s cyber soldiers and blood dragons, Dr. Carlyle is killed by his own AI, who had been mistreated and acted out of revenge.
Rex then goes into a parallel dimension, where he fights legions of Colonel Sloan’s running dead. Upon defeating them and “testing his might”, Rex gets the Killstar, an arm-mounted laser gun that gives Rex the power necessary to defeat Sloan, at the cost of his own vitality. Following a training montage, Rex and Dr. Darling have sex, culminating in Darling’s abduction the next morning. Rex then makes an assault on Sloan’s base with the assistance of the Killstar and later, the Battle Armored Dragon Assault Strike System (B.A.D.A.S.S.).
Rex confronts Sloan who, having programmed Rex, prevents Rex from attacking him. However, Dr. Darling’s and Spider’s memories remind Rex of his humanity despite his cybernetic nature. With renewed strength, Rex impales Sloan with his robotic hand and fires the Killstar, killing Sloan. Dr. Darling appears immediately after, informing Rex of his success in stopping Sloan’s plans, then proceeds to destroy the base. They embrace while looking on at the destruction, only for Darling to look behind with purple eyes and a sinister gaze.