After a few days of teasing, Ubisoft has officially unveiled the next Far Cry with a debut trailer. The new open-world game will shift the setting to Montana and introduce a new cast of characters, including a religious doomsday cult and resistance force fighting against them. Far Cry 5 will launch on February 27th, 2018 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and will include features like two-player co-op and a map editor.
Here’s how Ubisoft describes the premise:
Welcome to Hope County, Montana. When your arrival incites the cult to violently seize control of the region, you must rise up and spark the fires of resistance to liberate a besieged community.
Freely explore Hope County’s rivers, lands, and skies with the largest customizable weapon and vehicle roster ever in a Far Cry game. You are the hero of the story in a thrilling world that hits back with every punch, and where the places you discover and the locals you ally with will shape your story in ways you’ll never see coming.
Ubisoft has been teasing the game all week. On Wednesday, the developer released an intriguing piece of art showcasing the main group of antagonists in an homage to The Last Supper, which was preceded by a live-action teaser that revealed the new Montana setting.
The release of Far Cry 5 follows last year’s prehistoric-themed Far Cry Primal, which launched two years after Far Cry 4. Expect to learn more about Far Cry 5 at E3 in Los Angeles next month — Ubisoft’s annual keynote takes place on June 12th.