With vicious Sabertooth tigers and giant woolly mammoths populating Ubisoft’s Far Cry Primal, it wouldn’t take much for the hunter to become the hunted. But in today’s latest trailer for the publisher’s soon-to-be-released spinoff, the creators behind the game offer a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know before stepping foot in Ubi’s primordial landscape.
Rooted in an ancient setting – 10,000BC, to be exact – Far Cry Primal represents a marked change of pace for the studio’s marquee open-world franchise, and it’s a shift that introduces a series of new gameplay systems. Chief among them is Beast Master, bestowing the lead character of Takkar with the ability to control even the most dangerous predator, and today’s snippet showcases how you can use the prehistoric wildlife to your advantage.
In tandem with today’s trailer, Ubisoft also offered new details for the game’s Deluxe Edition, a bundle that includes your usual physical trinkets – soundtrack, map and a stylized steelbook. There’s also a boatload of digital content included in the premium edition, the details of which you can find below.
“Legend of the Mammoth” missions: Up to almost 45 minutes of additional gameplay where the player will have the unique opportunity to play as the largest animal in Oros, the almighty mammoth and feel the power to stomp its enemies and defend its herd from other beasts and humans.
Duel of beasts: A powerful rhino spirit dares to challenge your might. Battle him and his herd across treacherous cliffs to assert your dominance.
The trapped elder: Bloodthirsty hunters have trapped your leader. Crash their camp and lead the elder to freedom.
Hunt the hunter: The time for revenge is now. Lead your herd to crush those who threaten your survival.
A new weapon, the Blood Shasti Club: a bloodstained club of bone and teeth once wielded by Ull, the vicious leader of the Udam. This weapon is unbreakable and cannot be consumed by flame.
4 enhancement packs that offer early access to rare resources and unique customization options.
While it may not bear the title of Far Cry 5, Ubisoft has allayed fears that Primal represents a stop-gap for the series. It is, according to Lead Writer Kevin Shortt, a “full-on Far Cry” experience, boasting a campaign that stretches upwards of 30 hours in length.
Ubisoft is set to catapult its open-world juggernaut back to the Stone Age when Far Cry Primal releases for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23. PC owners, meanwhile, will get the offshoot on March 1. To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Primal for Xbox One, be sure to enter We Got This Covered’s latest contest.