After the success that Assassin’s Creed Origins was last year, it looks like Ubisoft could be enjoying another hit this year with the upcoming Far Cry 5. This is because earlier games in the series like Far Cry 3 are amongst the most popular shooters ever made, and given that interest is sky-high in Far Cry 5, this definitely has the potential to be one of the year’s top games.
Also, instead of being set on some remote tropical islands or Himalayan country, Far Cry 5 takes place in the West, specifically in the US state of Montana, the grand valleys and landscapes of which do seem like the perfect setting for the series’ wacky action. You’ll also be going against the religious extremists of the Project at Eden’s Gate cult and their fanatical leader Joseph Seed here, someone we saw more of in the game’s story trailer earlier this month.
Thankfully, though, you won’t be fighting the cult alone in the game’s fictional location of Hope County, as you will be able to partner with allies throughout the game in order to bring down the cult. Ubisoft’s latest Far Cry 5 video shows who will be fighting by your side in the game, and features a diverse cast of characters including pilot Nick Rye, sniper Grace Armstrong and Boomer, a dog that may very well become your best ally in the game…
There’s also Hurk Drubman, a recurring character in the series, and someone who’s likely to be as much fun to hang around with as in earlier entries in the franchise.
It remains to be seen, though, whether Far Cry 5 will turn out to be a match for the earlier Far Cry 3, arguably the series’ best entry to date, and manage to please fans of the long-running series, although this is something we’ll find out soon enough as the game is shipping next month.
Note: Far Cry 5 will be released on March 27, 2018. Available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.