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 Soldier, Far 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?