Far Cry 4 has just been announced with nothing more than some cover art, and already there’s a brouhaha on the net about the content of the game. Scandal! Offense! Shut up dammit. Story details have finally escaped thanks to a snafu, before Ubisoft could respond. But like most things on the internet, once it’s up, it’s up for good.
The details to the next chapter in Far Cry were accidentally uploaded to Uplay and taken down, but not before Reddit saved a cached copy. Here the synopsis:
Hidden in the majestic Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min.
Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat.
Judging by that bit of story and the cover art, it’s clear that the chap in the snappy threads isn’t your main character, so you can play the game without having to worry that you’re being complicit in some form of post-colonial digital enslavement power fantasy. He’s the bad guy after all. Boo! Boo to his representation of oppression of indigenous cultures and the destruction of the rainforests! Boo-urns! And hopefully Arjay will be a more interesting character than Jason Bro-dy.
Far Cry 4 is out November 18 and 20 in the US and Europe. It’ll be hitting PlayStation 3, playStation 4, Xbxo 360, Xbox One and PC. And tender bones all over the world.
Last Updated: May 21, 2014