What do you get when you combine a retro, VHS-era-inspired design with the intense gameplay of current-gen shooters? Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, which Ubisoft today made available for download on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The “retro futuristic cyber shooter,” as Ubisoft refers to it, is available for digital download only and costs $14.99.
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. I’m having visions of Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger as I write this…. Gamers play as Sgt. Rex Colt, part man, part machine — and all American. Yes, it drips with ’80s cheese, and I love every minute of it.
As a a state-of-the art Mark IV cyber-commando, players are on a mission of vengeance. Out to bring down Colt’s old commanding officer and his battalion of ruthless killer cyborgs, players will stop at nothing to get the job done. Hollywood action icon Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss), returns in this explosive 1980s-style sci-fi vision of a dark future.
“Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is an all-out, balls-to-the-wall cyber shooter that doesn’t take itself too seriously. In a genre saturated with super-serious narrative and realistic settings we felt it was time to inject some good old-fashioned robofun into the mix,” said Dean Evans, Creative Director.