Easily the best thing to come out of the Ubisoft Forward stream and Far Cry 6’s announcement was tucked away in the footnotes of the game’s cinematic story trailer. Sure, having Giancarlo Esposito star as this game’s main villain is great, but be prepared for Chorizo the sausage dog companion to steal the show.
The feisty little wiener might not look imposing, and the fact that he has a wheelchair does not make him look particularly threatening, but the trailer’s blurb calls him an “adorable wiener dog who’s as cute as he is lethal.” There’s going to be plenty of ankle biting in Yara next February, I’m sure!
After leaking in the last few days, Far Cry 6 was officially announced in the Ubisoft Forward stream. The game will be out on 18th February 2021, coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Stadia, and PC via Epic Games and Uplay. As with Ubisoft’s other upcoming game, you will get free cross-generation ownership from Xbox One to Xbox Series X via Smart Delivery and from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5.
The game will feature Giancarlo Esposito, who’s best known for his role in Breaking Bad, as the main villain. He’s the dictatorial El Presidente of the war-torn tropical paradise of Yara. Esposito’s character, Anton Castillo, rules this land with an iron fist, attempting to restore it to its former glory as a guerrilla revolution rages in the modern day. He hopes that his son, Diego, will follow in his footsteps.
Many have actually speculated that Far Cry 6 is a prequel to Far Cry 3, since the game’s leak this week. The scar on Diego’s right eyebrow is certainly rather similar to the scar on Vaas’ right eyebrow from Far Cry 3. This being a modern day setting could undercut that, but that could refer to the early 21st century. Nothing has been confirmed about that from Ubisoft, though.
You obviously don’t play as either of these characters, but rather as Dani Rojas, a Yaran who’s rising up against the oppressive regime. Far Cry 6 will take place in a city for the first time, with Esperanza providing an urban setting for the war to take in as you fight for territory and to depose Anton from his seat of power.
Expect Chorizo to be with most players every step of the way to liberation!