'Far Cry 3' Moves Farther Into 2012 With November/December Release Dates

Looks like we'll have to wait a little longer to get weird on a Polynesian island as Ubisoft's shooter's release date slides out of September.

This morning, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 3 was slipping from its September 4th release date to November 29th for Europe and December 4th for the gamers in the United States. The date change affects all versions of the release which will be coming to the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360.

The new date puts Far Cry 3 smack in the middle of the holiday release schedule instead of in its original, relatively quiet early fall window. Interestingly, that takes the game out of a relatively safe spot in the mostly quiet month of September (Borderlands 2 is its only real competition there with its September 18th release date), and pushes Ubisoft's shooter out a couple of weeks past the release of Halo 4 and Black Ops II.

Whether this is a vote of confidence on the part of Ubisoft or strictly a matter of one of those fiscal year realignments remains to be seen. I've sent out a request for more information behind the shift, but haven't received any information as of this writing behind the move.

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