Leaked Screenshots Prove Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Is Real

on April 5, 2013 7:02 PM

It’s pretty much agreed upon net-wide that Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is not just an April Fool’s prank, but–as previously speculated–an expansion or sequel in the series. One thing that was caught by bought myself and eagle-eyed readers was that the Blood Dragon website had some interesting images, like what looked like a leaked screenshot, and a little picture that asked “Or is it real?” Now, thanks to AllGamesBeta, we have some leaked screenshots (which you can see below in the gallery) that coincide with the type of footage and details we’ve heard before.

Blood Dragon‘s story takes place in “the future”–2007–in a world ravaged by  nuclear war. One cyborg army is looking for a new path to peace, and may have found it in a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. Enter Mark IV Cyber Commander Sgt. Rex Power Colt: who has been sent over to gather information, and “figure out what the hell is going on.”

If this seems like some weird fusion of Universal SoldierFar Cry 3 and Saints Row IV, then you’re not alone. This wacky approach is shown below, with labs patrolled by cyborg soldiers and managed by scientists, a huge missile, and you–the main character–armed with some heavy artillery. You may also notice the bright but gritty array of colors, along with some great retro video lines, that make Blood Dragon feel more like a grim late 80s/early 90s sci-fi flick than a 2013 video game.

What do you think of what we know about Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon so far? The right step, or too far off-rails?

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Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.