Watch Far Cry 5's Cults And Snipers In Action

Today, Ubisoft showed off some proper footage from Far Cry 5, its upcoming first-person shooter about liberating an American community from an extremist Christian militia. The new footage featured the game's "guns for hire" system: Fleshed-out NPCs who back up players with unique skills such as sniping and driving a helicopter.

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Here's Far Cry 5's new gameplay trailer:

Far Cry's latest installation, slated for a February 2018 release, is a departure from every previous Far Cry game -- in locale more than gameplay. It takes place in modern Hope County, Montana as opposed to the far-flung Himalayas or Central Africa. In Far Cry 5's Hope County, a hyper-religious militia has taken root under the auspices of "The Father" Joseph Seed, essentially an extremist cult leader. Locals are faced with the decision to join Seed's movement or die.

Far Cry 5 can be played single-player or two-player co-op. The player is a deputy sheriff tasked with arresting Seed. In terms of gameplay, Far Cry 5 promises more melee weapons than in iterations past. Pitchforks, baseball bats and sledgehammers will feature prominently.

Today, Far Cry 5 producer Dan Hay introduced E3 viewers to the new gameplay clip's setting: "[D]eep in cult territory, cut off from the rest of the world. They closed the roads. There's no cell phone signal, no 911. People are fucking scared." Much of the game depends on how many allies a player can convince (or hire) to help them unhinge Seed's death grip on Hope County. NPCs with their own backstories will assist players by sniping from high ground, shooting from a helicopter or driving their truck into a violent cult action. Today's footage also showed off Boomer, a dog who both mauls enemies and fetches their guns for you.

Several Far Cry games address semi-contemporary political issues, like Nepal's Maoist insurgency or civil war in Central Africa. Far Cry 5's focus on hyper-religious pockets of America echoes recent nationalist movements such as Ammon Bundy's occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge. Producer Dan Hay said during a May press event, "I began to get the sense that America was ready for a Far Cry... In the last year and a half I got that feeling back like we're riding a wave and something is going to happen. Like there's going to be a calamity and going to be a collapse."


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    Extreme Christian huh? Pass. Don't be PC.

      I don't really see what's "PC" about this. There's lots of hardcore Christians in that part of the world, and there's a non-zero overlap between the religious affiliation and anti-government militias - look at the Cliven Bundy standoff or the Harney County Occupation.

      I guess you could criticise their choice of extremist Christians over some other extremist group, but they've made a number of other games set in other countries with enemies of different religious beliefs, and if they wanted to make one set in rural America this is absolutely the most likely sort of force you'd be taking on.

      Think of the Western Baptist Church or whatever those nutters are called, the ones who are all "God hates fags" and protest military funerals. Those wankers.
      You wouldn't want to fuck up their shit, so to speak?

    I am not above admitting that I had no love for the premise of this game (America is such a boring setting), unfortunately for me however I am a sucker for any game that lets me take a four legged friend.

      The cult direction is very interesting for me. Boomer had pretty much already sold the game before I watched the trailer though

        HE IS SO FLUFFY!

          Hopefully mods will bring in more breeds like in F4.
          (Blue Heeler please and thankyou modders!)

            Only if it allows the absurdity of a Terrier.

              As a westie owner, I can tell you there is nothing absurd about the ferocity of a terrier. They may be small, but they have a lot of heart.

              Dachshund's, now that would be a hilarious mod.

                The smaller they are, the more adorable they are when they rag doll a bad guy

                Fuck it, I want a pomeranian fetching me a gun that's four times its size hahahaha

            Boomer looks like a blue heeler cross

    did anyone see how glorious that scene was.. sure you can shoot them but nah lets run them over with a combine harvester instead :)

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