Go back in time with this new Far Cry Primal live-action trailer

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Far Cry Primal is coming later this month, and we’re actually pretty damned excited about it. It makes a few big changes to the formula that has many still looking at it with a healthy sense of scepticism. And I get that – the series has always been about guns, mixed with a healthy blend of narrative.

Instead this time, you’re fighting with spears, bows and arrows and rocks. It characters communicate using a faux proto language, and it’s set in a fictitious past. And yet, when you pay it, you’ll actually feel at home. It’s still very much Far Cry. Don’t worry that you’re not packing the greatest, most destructive ordnance; instead there are great big beasts that you get to tame, and then weaponise in bewildering ways.

As we said in our preview:

“Once a beast is tamed, it’s in your inventory for good, allowing you to build an army of disposable, but varied animals to fight at your side. It’s almost like playing the game with a cooperative partner, making Mammoth hunts and hunter gathering far more interesting than if I was travelling alone. There’s certainly a bond between man and beast in Primal, and I could see myself becoming extremely attached to a handful of the animals that were on offer. Especially those that allow me to ride on their backs eventually, such as the elder mammoths and more rare sabretooths.”

“Beasts aren’t only just for ripping out unsuspecting jugulars though. Taking up a more utilitarian roll is your own pet owl, which I could summon at any time to literally get a bird’s-eye view of the path ahead. I assumed direct control over the owl when called, allowing me to survey the area around Takkar from above. This allowed me to do the usual – mark enemies, resources and generally scout out a piece of land before running head first at it – club and all.

There was something far more engaging about this than simply looking through a pair of binoculars, and the way Takkar’s owl can be used in some more offensive manners (you can swoop down for an easy kill, if you’re willing to sacrifice the recon for a minute) was rather interesting. I particularly liked the way other locals reacted to the owl too, sometimes using bows to take my eyes out of the sky before I could gather any useful information.”

The game has just received a brand new live action trailer – and honestly? It’s got me excited. Take a look.

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Last Updated: February 5, 2016

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Maybe it’s a Chrome thing or just me, but your front page isn’t updating. The latest article I see posted is the Civil War cover art thingy.

    • Darren Peach

      Whatever they did to the website is fabulous. I can use it on the PS4.

    • Only updated just now for me as well

    • Yeahg, we’ve been having all manner of hacking tomfoolery going on with the site. Should be updating now

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        DayZgamer! 😀

        Yeah, it’s sorted now.

    • miaau

      IT seems to be a chrome thing. Edge worked fine.

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      Firefox! 😀

  • Darren Peach

    Want to enjoy this but can’t help feeling It’s too soon for another Far Cry game.

  • Hammersteyn

    Was hoping to see the DeLorean in the trailer :/

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    Heh, FarKraai, never gets old

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  • Captain JJ ‘saurus

    I find it interesting how these “AAA” companies are doing things the indie community has been doing for years and now half of the gaming community is going aapkak, thinking it’s so innovative and fresh.
    That said.
    I love me some FarCry, and I will be getting this…after I get FC 4

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I’m oddly excited for this game. My only problem is the price.. 🙁 Sigh!

    • Hammersteyn

      Buy the GOTY like I’m planning. Cheap price and all DLC included

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