DEVELOPER DIARY | X360, PS3, PC Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 6:19 PM

FC3 Blood Dragon introduces Rex Colt

FC3 Blood Dragon introduces Rex Colt

Ubisoft introduces us to Sergeant Rex 'Power' Colt, the Mark IV Cyber Commando of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Michael Biehn is behind the character who's on a mission of vengeance in this 80s sci-fi cyborg-action game. Plus five brand new screenshots. It's a standalone titles that will be available on Xbox Live, PSN and Steam on May 1.

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Commented on 2013-04-18 19:11:27
Nice diary,when i saw the vhs looking quality of the video i chuckled a little bit.
Commented on 2013-04-18 20:07:15
Oh shit I didn't know Daft Punk was in this :D *screenshot 3 joke*. I never played FC3 but I'm guess all they share is a name. This looks really cool.
Commented on 2013-04-18 20:12:37
Looks like it could be fun. I hope it'll be available eventually for the rest of us that actually like to own our games.
Commented on 2013-04-18 20:21:50 In reply to ASURAshadow
Posted by ASURAshadow
Looks like it could be fun. I hope it'll be available eventually for the rest of us that actually like to own our games.
What's the difference?
Commented on 2013-04-18 20:23:36
I like the concept, but I don't like the graphics. It looks 'empty'.
Commented on 2013-04-18 20:55:27
Hell yeah.
Commented on 2013-04-18 21:25:10
Would have loved to see the game pitch the team did to the top execs. How exactly do you sell something like this to "the money guys"?
Commented on 2013-04-18 21:29:28
Probably something along the lines of "Far Cry 3 made us money, we can stick its name on this other game thats unfinished, give it a twist with some niche appeal and make more than it cost us to make".
Commented on 2013-04-18 21:52:27
whats Steal
Commented on 2013-04-18 22:02:35 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
whats Steal
It's what publishers think gamers do when they don't release their PC game on Steam.
Commented on 2013-04-18 23:16:15 In reply to Phaethon360
Posted by Phaethon360
It's what publishers think gamers do when they don't release their PC game on Steam.
I both laughed and cried at your response. :S

Great dev diary, I hope they've been as serious during the development as they were in the video.
Commented on 2013-04-19 01:41:05
The truth lies in a typo, right? Anyway sorry for that.
Commented on 2013-04-19 02:56:19 In reply to Phaethon360
Posted by Phaethon360
Oh shit I didn't know Daft Punk was in this :D *screenshot 3 joke*. I never played FC3 but I'm guess all they share is a name. This looks really cool.
Gameplay is tweaked but very similar. The major differences are some of the structure which is in some spots a lot more linear, and the visual style/tone.
Commented on 2013-04-19 14:58:53
The marketing team for this game deservers a raise.
Commented on 2013-04-19 15:41:54
Maybe Ive missed something, but how does this connect with Far Cry? :-o
Commented on 2013-04-19 20:04:50 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
What's the difference?
When you purchase physical media you can loan it, trade it, or sell it. You lose all of those basic consumer rights with the convenience of a quick digital download. Maybe this game is really short (2 to 4 hour range) and that's why they're releasing it this way. I'm not sure but I'll wait to see if a physical copy comes out later on.
Commented on 2013-04-19 20:10:43 In reply to ASURAshadow
Posted by ASURAshadow
Maybe this game is really short (2 to 4 hour range) and that's why they're releasing it this way. I'm not sure but I'll wait to see if a physical copy comes out later on.
It's quite short - story missions take around two hours to finish. Side missions, collectibles - 3-4 hours, but they are chore. I guess this is what they can do for the asking price.

btw 360 version runs pretty good, much better than that technical mess FC3.
Commented on 2013-04-19 20:39:19 In reply to Zat
Posted by Zat
Maybe Ive missed something, but how does this connect with Far Cry? :-o
It doesn't, and that is the beauty of it all. ;)
Commented on 2013-04-19 21:10:50 In reply to ASURAshadow
Posted by ASURAshadow
When you purchase physical media you can loan it, trade it, or sell it. You lose all of those basic consumer rights with the convenience of a quick digital download.
eh, I think that's a bit dramatic. I mean, yea I like to buy most games on disc so I can sell them on, but this is just a little DLC game.
Commented on 2013-04-19 21:29:46 In reply to Bakutheswede
Posted by Bakutheswede
It doesn't, and that is the beauty of it all. ;)
:-D just awesome!
Commented on 2013-04-20 08:41:35
fc meets dubstep
Commented on 2013-04-20 11:16:40
For me it will be worth the asking price, at least when you pre-order it from steam and get the full OST with it!
Commented on 2013-04-20 14:06:12 In reply to ASURAshadow
Posted by ASURAshadow
Looks like it could be fun. I hope it'll be available eventually for the rest of us that actually like to own our games.
We pay almost 15 dollars to see a two hour movie.
Commented on 2013-04-21 18:32:56 In reply to ASURAshadow
Posted by ASURAshadow
Looks like it could be fun. I hope it'll be available eventually for the rest of us that actually like to own our games.
Fortunately it will be available digitally for those of us who have no interest in environmentally destructive old fashioned and antiquated physical media.

Amusing though how a game which celebrates being old fashioned, shuns old fashioned delivery systems. Maybe Ubi should stick it on a cassette tape, just for those still addicted to owning pieces of plastic.
Commented on 2013-04-21 19:16:50 In reply to vansant
Posted by Masakari
Would have loved to see the game pitch the team did to the top execs. How exactly do you sell something like this to "the money guys"?
It's pure nostalgia value. That's a pretty simple pitch.
Posted by vansant
We pay almost 15 dollars to see a two hour movie.
I also like apples and oranges!
Posted by Seth
It's quite short - story missions take around two hours to finish. Side missions, collectibles - 3-4 hours, but they are chore. I guess this is what they can do for the asking price.

btw 360 version runs pretty good, much better than that technical mess FC3.
2 hours + a chore. Sounds great!

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