Awesomeness Abounds in Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Just when you thought Far Cry 3 couldn’t get any better, Ubisoft has announced that the standalone experience Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon now has an official release date set for May 1st, 2013.

Blood Dragon takes the familiar conventions of Far Cry 3 and throws them in a universe set in the year 2007 as imagined in the 1980’s. Cyborgs run rampant, and the only man who can save is us Sergeant Rex Colt, a commando with firepower and a serious attitude tough enough to take on cyborgs and all manner of ultra-dangerous wildlife. Expect neon, explosions, and action that would make Rambo himself drool in a game chock full of sci fi action goodness as you set out to save the world from evil machines.

Even better, Blood Dragon won’t require a copy of Far Cry 3 to play. Rather, it’s a completely separate and standalone experience that players can run through without ever having tried the original game. Awesome? Yeah, we think so too.

Far Cry 3 is Ubisoft’s open-world shooter released back in December of 2013. The game put players in control of Jason Brody, a man whose friends had been kidnapped by pirates. Players took on the pirates in an effort to get their friends back, playing with all manner of weapons, tools, and hunting skills as they explored, took side quests, and made their way across the island.

The game was a separate experience from the original Far Cry and Far Cry 2, both of which took place in different locations. Still, the ideas were roughly the same and produced a game that was open world enough to be deemed a great Skyrim-esque game by several notable publications.

While Blood Dragon is definitely not more of the same from Far Cry 3, we’re still eager to see what it could potentially offer. Look for it on the downloadable spaces on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

(Thanks Game Informer)