Ubisoft have officially announced Far Cry 3 at their E3 press conference
The announcement came with a substantial debut trailer, which revealed that the game has returned to its desert island roots, forsaking the African setting of the second game.
Players will assume the role of Jason Brody, who becomes marooned on said island after his boat is mysteriously destroyed, and, in the words of Dan Haye of Ubisoft Montreal, have no choice but to survive being "trapped on a desert island with a dark secret".
The trailer showcased a number of new features, including a first person-cover system, an advanced stealth and melee combat, and more detailed full-body interaction. And of course it looks very, very pretty to boot, shunning the rather brown look of the second game for a more lush, vibrant aesthetic.
Ubisoft announces Far Cry 3
06 June 2011 | By Richard Lane