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.

 

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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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