Ubisoft Montreal is hitting all the sweet spots at this year’s E3 2014 with a reveal trailer for the first big bad in Far Cry 4, Pagan Min. This new cinematic trailer was not only gives us our first glimpse at the villain, but also the protagonist, Ajay Ghale. Watch the trailer and check out a bunch of screenshots after the break.
Anyone who takes a selfie is a sheer narcissist, and Pagan Min seems to highly enjoy his own presence. Far Cry 4 promises to be an entirely new, massive open world experience for fans of the franchise. With new weapons, vehicles, wildlife, and more, this open world may be what you need to escape from this lunatic. This is a pretty violent trailer that doesn’t hold back on the sadistic stabbings. By the looks of things, this may be the most interesting entry to the series yet.
Here’s a brief plot synopsis for Far Cry 4, courtesy of Ubisoft:
You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of self-proclaimed King of Kyrat: Pagan Min.
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From the official press release from Ubisoft:
Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, Ubisoft showcased Far Cry 4, the much anticipated sequel to the #1 rated shooter of 2012. Players can now bring a friend along on their open world journey, making Far Cry 4 the ultimate Far Cry experience.
Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale, returning to the country of your birth, the lush forests and harsh snowcapped summits of Kyrat, to fulfill your mother’s dying wish of spreading her ashes. This striking and unpredictable country offers visitors opportunity and peril. You quickly find yourself caught up in a rebellion to overthrow the oppressive regime of Pagan Min, a man known as much for his sense of style and charisma as his cruelty and calculated brutality. Navigating the treacherous landscape, you find your fate increasingly determined by the choices you make because in Kyrat, every second is a story.
In Far Cry 4, you’ll conquer fortress outposts from the back of a six-ton elephant and take to the skies as you rain down explosives from the seat of your gyrocopter. The vertical landscape of the Himalayas isn’t just a pretty backdrop, but a playground that encourages the player to fight, hunt and explore, grappling up cliffs or launching into the air, plummeting to the valley below in a controlled free fall with your wing suit. You’ll carry with you a truly unique arsenal of weaponry that lets you play your way, whether it’s sniping, sneaking or all-out assault. When all else fails, animals can be your biggest allies or your greatest danger, as Kyrat’s wilderness delivers on the promise of a true open world anecdote factory.
For the first time in any Far Cry game, you’ll be able to hunt, fight and explore in the open world with a friend. With co-op Guns for Hire, you can invite a friend into your world to liberate towers, take over outposts and share in the spoils. Hurk, from the Monkey Business add-on content of Far Cry 3, joins in the fight to take over Kyrat.
Players who purchase Far Cry 4 on PlayStation will get an exclusive set of Keys to Kyrat, allowing them to invite a few of their friends on PlayStation Network to tackle the open world together, even if they don’t yet own the game.
Development on Far Cry 4 is being led by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Ubisoft Red Storm, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev. The game will be available worldwide on November 18 for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
Customers who pre-order Far Cry 4 receive a free upgrade to the Limited Edition which includes Hurk’s Redemption, a series of three action-packed single-player missions featuring the popular character, Hurk, from Far Cry 3. The Limited Edition also includes Hurk’s signature harpoon gun called The Impaler. Pre-orders are now available at all major retailers.
The Kyrat Edition will also be available for any fan looking to fully immerse themselves in the world and culture of Kyrat. The Kyrat Edition includes the Limited Edition with Hurk’s Redemption, as well as exclusive collectible items and extra playable content. This edition also includes a figurine of the despotic Pagan Min seated on an elephant throne, a travel journal to record your own adventures, a propaganda poster and a traveler’s map of Kyrat.
Far Cry 4 is available on November 18, 2014 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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