VIDEO: "Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon" Trailer is Pure '80s VHS-Rip Beauty

Spin-off hits Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC on May 1

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon may share the "3" from Ubisoft's latest open-world shooter, but that's where the similarities end. Instead, Ubisoft Montreal has crafted a true downloadable oddity; an FPS brimming with '80s nostalgia, as seen in the trailer below. 



In Blood Dragon, our hero Rex Colt—played by Terminator's Michael Biehn—finds himself stranded in a prehistoric wasteland. As the trailer says, the apocalypse had an apocalypse. You'll be able to harness the power of massive laser-blasting Blood Dragon beasts and use them to your tactical advantage, all to the tune of '80s-style synth music by Power Glove.


Blood Dragon creative director Dean Evans is proud of the stupidity on display here, marking it as a bullet point on the complete package. Whether or not this is just an empty throwback remains to be seen, but we'll find out when it arrives May 1 as a standalone downloadable release on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC.



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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