The sixth installment to the Far Cry series will head to consoles and PC early next year.
During their Ubisoft Forward digital conference on July 12, Ubisoft unveiled the next installment in the Far Cry franchise–Far Cry 6. The reveal came in the form of a cinematic trailer featuring the game’s antagonist.
Far Cry 6 World Premiere
Emmy Award Nominee Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Boys, The Mandalorian) portrays the game’s antagonist, President Anton Castillo. Castillo is a dictator plagued by ambition, glory, and a desire to return the country of Yara to a golden age. He wishes to free Yara from its “frozen in time” existence.
“Powerful and complex antagonists are part of Far Cry’s DNA, so right from the beginning we knew we had to raise the bar for who these characters could be and how they would come to life,” said Navid Khavari, Narrative Director at Ubisoft Toronto. “Working with such an amazing roster of talent, including the one and only Giancarlo Esposito, and seeing how they embody our antagonists as terrifying but also deeply complex human characters has been an unbelievable experience that I can’t wait to share with our fans,” said Khabari.
In Far Cry 6, players take on the role of Dani Rojas, a local Yaran who becomes a guerrilla fighter in the revolution. As a part of the resistance, you must take up arms against Castillo and his regime. Rojas is playable as either a male or female protagonist. In the world premiere trailer, we see the ruthlessness of Anton Castillo manifest in the way he grooms his son, Diego, to carry on his oppressive regime in his wake. Check out the world premiere below to see what you’re up against in Far Cry 6.
Far Cry 6 Release Date & Pre-Orders
Alongside the standard edition of the game, there are several special editions to choose from. Here’s what you can get in the Gold, Ultimate, and Collector’s Editions of Far Cry 6:
- Gold Edition – The base game and the Season Pass.
- Ultimate Edition – The base game, the Season Pass, and the Ultimate pack, which includes Jungle Expedition pack, the Croc Hunter pack, and the Vice pack.
- Collector’s Edition – The base game, Season Pass, the Ultimate pack, a high-end display model of “Tostador”, the flamethrower from the game, a “How to Assemble” one-pager artwork illustrated by famous artist Tobatron, a unique Collector’s Case based on Tobatron’s iconic art style, an exclusive Steelbook Artbook, a set of 10 stickers, a Chorizo keyring, a map, and a selected soundtrack of Far Cry 6.
Far Cry 6 will release on February 18, 2021 for the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia, and PC via the Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store. Those who pre-order will unlock the Libertad Pack, which comes with the “Libertad Outfit” for Chorizo and the “Discos Locos” disc launcher. Stay tuned for more Far Cry 6 updates!