Far Cry: New Dawn announced, coming February 15

Ubisoft's new Far Cry game is a co-op based spin-off with engagement-style elements, a colorful style, and a new post-nuclear story arc.

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Published Fri, Dec 7 2018 1:36 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:50 AM CST

Ubisoft announces a new colorful post-apocalyptic Far Cry game at The Game Awards 2018.

As we predicted, Far Cry: New Dawn is a spin-off that has emphasis on co-operative play with a friend. The game itself is built around engagement and seems to merge multiplayer sentiments with singleplayer storytelling, pitting players in a rat race of survival with FPS action and allowing base fortification and mat hunting. The shooter won't have total multiplayer, however, and is restricted to 1-2 players.

New Dawn takes place 17 years after Far Cry 5's in a post-nuclear Hope County, and introduces two new nefarious villains: the twins Lou and Mickey who lead a vicious roving gang called The Highwaymen. The game looks to borrow FPS mechanics from Far Cry 5 and use spruced up assets from the previous game, all while throwing players in a playground of sorts built around live-style gaming.

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Far Cry: New Dawn launches on February 15, 2019 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, conveniently timed before Ubisoft's fiscal year ends on March 31, 2019.

Dive into a transformed, vibrant, post-apocalyptic Hope County, Montana, 17 years after a global nuclear catastrophe. Lead the fight against the Highwaymen as they seek to take over the last remaining resources in the latest installment of Far Cry.

  • Fight to survive in a post-apocalyptic world as you take up arms to fight alongside a friend in online co-op.
  • Lead the fight against the highwaymen and their ruthless leaders, the Twins.
  • Build up your home base and recruit specialists to upgrade it as you unlock all-new features.
  • Battle your enemies for resources in Hope County and around the country as you venture to new locations.

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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