The Far Cry series has gone from strength to strength in recent years, with Far Cry 4’s expansive and gorgeous open world being a hit with fans. Far Cry 5 looks to improve upon the formula, and after a surprise announcement on Twitter and Facebook, Ubisoft has officially revealed Far Cry 5.
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How can I watch the Far Cry 5 reveal?
Following the announcement of the reveal earlier this week, Far Cry fans have been waiting patiently for the reveal trailer - and it's finally here. While some thought it would appear in the form of a livestream, Ubisoft uploaded the two-minute clip to its YouTube channel at 2pm on Friday 26 May 2017.
You can watch the Far Cry 5 announcement trailer at the top of this page.
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What should I expect from Far Cry 5?
While details are scarce at the moment, there are a number of image- and video-based teasers online that give us an idea of the location and the theme of the US-based game.
The above image (click to enlarge) suggests that Far Cry 5 will tell the story of a militant Christian cult. Why? Apart from the fact that the characters are arranged in a similar way to Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, there are elements of the Eucharist in front of the central Jesus figure – a goblet of wine and a piece of bread. He also seems to be reading a religious book, which we assume is the Bible.
Looking at the smaller details in the image, the American flag’s stars have been replaced with crosses that resemble the Iron Cross, a decoration used by Nazis under the direction of Adolf Hitler. Lastly, you can’t help but notice the badly beaten man in the bottom left-hand corner with ‘SINNER’ carved into his back.
Whatever Ubisoft has planned for Far Cry 5, it looks to be one of the edgiest games in the series to date.
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