“Terminator” star Michael Biehn CONFIRMED for the “Far Cry 3” 80’s-style spinoff, while “Flashback” receives a 20th anniversary re-release and “Cloudberry Kingdon” offers up a fractured fairy tale as Ubisoft lays out some of their downloadable titles for 2013.
First up, the one you’re curious about: “Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon” is a standalone title starring Michael Biehn as a cyborg commando on a mission of revenge. This one, which we’ve been following with an admittedly heightened level of frenzy since the first details leaked (or “leaked”) out, is coming to the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on May 1. PC preorders will get the soundtrack by artist Power Glove for free.
The official synopsis:
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. Hollywood action icon Michael Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss), returns in this explosive 1980s style sci-fi vision of a dark future. Turn off your VCR, plug in your video game cabinet, and get ready to experience all of the thrills of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, releasing May 1, 2013 as a stand-alone digital title.
For those of you with a nostalgic bent, “Flashback” is getting a 3D, HD remake powered by the Unreal Engine. In this morning’s announcement, Ubisoft didn’t provide release date or pricing details, but I imagine we’ll see it this summer on the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360.
Finally, there’s the crowdfunded “Cloudberry Kingdom” from developer Pwnee Studios (that’s pronounced “pony”) who’ve been working on the game over four years to bring it to the Xbox 360, PC, PS3, and Wii U. This platformer features levels generated by the computer with a customizable hero character who’s grown fed up with saving the princess over and over again. Pwnee promises dynamic difficulty that adjusts to the player.
Ubisoft hasn’t dated or priced this one either, but expect it sometime this summer.
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