When word first hit that series of tubes know as the World Wide Interweb, people danced. They cheered. They felt liberated. But most of all, they were a wee bit … confused? Is this thing real? Or is it an April Fools spoof (being that the initial info “leaked” on April 1). Turns out Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is not only very real, but it is – as a statement of pure fact – awesome.

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

An addled, adrenaline-fueled view of the future circa 1997, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is a standalone digital release coming May 1. (That’s right: you don’t even need Far Cry 3 to play this – but that said, you do want Far Cry 3, so go ahead and pick up that game too, if you haven’t already.) Billed as a kick-ass cyber shooter that spews out more clichés from the VHS era than any other game known to man, alien or blood dragon that shoots lasers from its eyes, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon marries the familiar gameplay of Far Cry 3 with a helping helping of awesomeness.
 
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

Don’t take our word for it, though. Check out this brain-melting trailer. And get ready to take control of Sergeant Rex Colt: part man, part machine, all American.

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon

Release date — May 1, 2013
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon lets players get the girl, kill the bad guys and save the world in a VHS-era vision of the future! As Sergeant Rex Colt, you are part man, part machine, all American. You are a state-of-the art Mark IV cyber-commando on a mission...of vengeance. You’re out to bring down your old commanding officer and his battalion of ruthless killer cyborgs and you’ll stop at nothing to get the job done. far-cry-3-blood-dragon-far-

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Violence
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Gary Steinman has won numerous editorial awards, but you probably don’t care about that. He also ran multiple industry leading publications and websites including PlayStation: The Official Magazine, GamesRadar.com, PC Gamer and Newtype USA – but that’s all in the past. The real truth about Gary? He loves cats, he takes too many selfies on Facebook (according to one co-worker, at least), and he occasionally crochets. And now he’s helping share stories about Ubisoft’s amazing games and their incredible creators in his role overseeing the UbiBlog and other select Ubisoft social channels. Follow him on Twitter: @GarySteinman

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