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Far Cry 5

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: Feb. 27, 2018

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'Far Cry 5' (ALL) Gets Novel Treatement With Far Cry Absolution

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2017 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT

As the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana, players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden's Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county.

Gamers will experience the chaos, unpredictability and ferociousness of the Far Cry franchise with Far Cry 5

Set in America for the first time, in Montana, players will have total freedom to navigate this serene-looking yet deeply twisted world solo or entirely in two-player co-op as they fight for survival and freedom.

Caught off guard and drawn into a power struggle, players must disrupt the carefully laid plans of the Project at Eden’s Gate and fan the fires of resistance to help liberate the Hope County community and themselves.

Written by critically-acclaimed novelist Urban Waite, Far Cry Absolution takes place just before the events of the upcoming Far Cry 5 game. Nestled between the mountains and the plains in magnificent Montana, the small town of Fall’s End and its citizens are coming to grips with the growing presence of a fanatical cult in their daily life, the Project at Eden’s Gate. When the authorities refuse to investigate what happened to her parents and brother, local barkeep Mary May Fairgrave decides to take matters in her own hands. Up against an omniscient and dangerous adversary, Mary May stands little chance. But the unexpected intervention of long time cult member William Boyd will change her journey – as well as his.

“Far Cry Absolution gives fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in Hope County and learn the backstory and motivations of members of the Resistance that will join them in the battle against the Project at Eden’s Gate,” said David Bedard, Product Manager. “Far Cry Absolution also provides insight on the cult’s methods, and offers a chilling window into the effects they have on the local population.”

“I like that the Far Cry worlds are just a little outside of the norm and allow me to tell very human, and very believable stories. I was excited to bring this fictional small town in Montana to life. And the fact that Ubisoft decided to build this world in the Northwest, and that it shared so much with my own past novels, meant I could hardly resist. I’m glad I was able to bring these stories to the fans. Readers of this novel will surely understand more, and receive greater insight into the characters than they would have by simply playing the game; that was what brought me joy in bringing the characters of Far Cry 5 to life,” said Urban Waite, author of Far Cry Absolution.

Far Cry Absolution will release on February 13, 2018, and will be published by Ubisoft’s in-house publishing initiative and distributed by Simon & Schuster in the U.S. and Canada, in eBook, hardcover ($27.00) and mass market paperback ($9.99).

Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance. The fight against the cult will take players to unique locations throughout Hope County that provide different gameplay experiences. During their journey, players can fly planes to engage cult forces in aerial dogfights across Big Sky Country. While tracking down cult members and gathering resources for survival across farmland, forests, mountains and rivers, players can get behind the wheel of iconic American muscle cars, big rigs, ATVs and boats. Vehicles also provide refuge when under attack by animals or as a way to quickly escape when things don’t go as planned.

To take down the cult, players will need to utilize any and all weapons at their disposal, including ranged weapons such as guns and grenades and melee weapons like a sledgehammer or baseball bat. Additionally, players can recruit Guns for Hire from a large cast of characters, or even Fangs for Hire, specialized animals like bears and cougars to complement players’ playstyles whether they’re going in stealthily or forcefully. How players approach each situation and the chaos they create in Far Cry 5 is up to them. Far Cry 5 will also see the return of the map editor, giving players the opportunity to create and play an infinite amount of new playgrounds. The map editor will include new features that add a new dimension to the content created by fans, with more details coming soon.

Key Features:

  • Fan the flames of resistance and fight to free Hope County from the grip of a deadly cult in the newest installment of the Far Cry series.
  • Beware of the wrath of Joseph Seed and his cult followers as you support the resistance in small-town America.
  • Explore Hope County and discover the Montana countryside, wildlife, and its inhabitants in an exciting open world.
  • Play your way. Build your character, make your own allies, and watch the world change as you progress.

Pre-order Far Cry 5 to get the Doomsday Prepper Pack! Includes the prepper outfit, gun and vehicle skins, plus additional consumables.

The Deluxe edition ($69.99) includes the Big Game Hunter Pack (bow, ATV, and big game hunter outfit), Ace Pilot Pack (areal force outfit, helicopter and gun skin), as well as .44 handgun with unique skin and AR-C assault rifle with unique skin.

The Gold edition ($89.99) includes all Deluxe Edition bonus content as well as Season Pass access and day 1 MBP sniper rifle.

There is also a Steelbook Gold edition ($99.99) which includes all the regular Gold edition content in steelbook packaging, but only available on PS4 and Xbox One.

Additionally, players on PS4 will get free content with purchase of the game at launch. Players on Xbox and PC systems will have the same content available through the Ubisoft Club.


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