Either Ubisoft believed that announcing a project on April Fool's was great PR or they didn't think that everyone would consider a joke. Either way, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is real, as confirmed by these newly released screenshots and songs said to come from, well, whatever Blood Dragon is.
Three tracks were released by Power Gloves, a Melbourne-based electronica band that absolutely captures the heart of the Blood Dragon we saw on April Fool's Day. Titled "Power Core", "Warzone" and "Sloan's Assault," these songs get me more hyped for whatever Far Cry 3 has in store for us in a way that a few screenshots could never manage. Gah, it's like Tron, classic 80s style, not modern, and it's perfect.
Blood Dragon's screenshots aren't bad either, however. Every shot is tinted hot pink, there's plenty of florescent lighting and giant, elaborate computers that likely work together to make coffee or some other surprisingly small task. There's a nuclear bomb, which might make sense if you're from the 80s yourself. Also, the each shot looks like it's been filtered through a low-fi television back before we had HD.
Hopefully we'll hear more on what Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon actually is from Ubisoft -- officially. In the mean time, take a look at just another very elaborate April Fool's joke.