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If you didn’t catch the Game Awards earlier this week then you might have completely missed the new Far Cry trailer. Due for release February 15th 2019, the stand alone sequel to Far Cry 5 might just make you sit up and take notice. From the new bad-ass villains and stunning world art, to the epic soundtrack, this trailer is an impressive 3 minutes of teasers and cinematic cuts.
Set 17 years after the Nuclear disaster, the Hope County we see in New Dawn is bright and full of life. Wild animals roam freely and fields of flowers surround a man-made shanty town and vehicles that look like Mad Max has packed up and moved to the country. Everything seems peaceful, with copious shots of a community rebuilding itself in apparent harmony, and the narrator calmly talks us through the missing years; “We were just kids when the bombs dropped…they said it was meant to be the end of everything. But for us, it was just the beginning.” You can see the left over Eden’s Gate paraphernalia everywhere in this society, with signs declaring that ‘Father was right’ and ‘Sinner’ scrawled on the sides of buildings and objects strewn across the landscape.
But the relative peace of the new Hope County is shattered with the arrival of two of the best (in this writer’s opinion) developed female characters we have seen in recent years, and their group of nomadic scavengers known as the Highwaymen. ‘The Twins’ are Mickey and Lou, sisters on a mission to do more than survive, they’re hungry to seize control and come out on top in the new world order. “Listen here rabbits!…the only currency left in this world is power.” As one of the twins kills a man with her motorcycle helmet without even flinching, there is something both dangerous and charismatic about the two women. It’s not difficult to see why this trailer has garnered so much attention. In the final moments of the trailer, the impeccable soundtrack comes to a sudden halt and we hear a familiar voice. “I led us into the new world. I thought that it would be glorious. I was wrong.” The chilling words and the darkened silhouette leave you wanting more.
Did the trailer blow my mind? Not quite. But for me, the addition of the twins and the overly stylised look of Hope County post-catastrophe are features that are just too good to overlook, and as a fan of the Far Cry series so far there is just something about this trailer that drew me in all over again.