Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is available today. Digitally. On PC and consoles. What else do I need to say? Okay, well, it's a standalone expansion to Far Cry 3 which places us in the future year of 2007 after nuclear war turns our world into an LCD trip while reading Do Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? Apparently no, they dream of neon orange tyrannosaurus rex monsters and ninja-cyborg assassins. Go buy this thing already.
Dean Evans, Creative Director of Blood Dragon, summarized his game for us:
"Out of the ashes of Far Cry 3, a few chosen devs came together to define a retro vision of the future. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is an all-out, balls-to-the-wall cyber shooter that doesn’t take itself too seriously. In a genre saturated with super-serious narrative and realistic settings we felt it was time to inject some good old-fashioned robofun into the mix."
Costing only $14.99, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is basically cheaper than, I dunno, a lot of stuff. Like eating. Who needs to eat and do other things like not playing Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon?
Okay, this is getting pretty stupid. I don't really know if Blood Dragon is a good game or not, but I love the idea of encouraging companies like Ubisoft to release content like this that not only makes games fun, but also makes it accessible. Sure, Blood Dragon probably isn't as long as the $60 Far Cry 3 was, but it is built on the tech that went into that $60 game. It's the sheer value and creativity of projects like this that make me so excited about them.
Check out Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 today -- though the exact time of release is a mystery to us all. It's $14.99 and... well... just watch the trailer already.