Far Cry 4 E3 gameplay footage shows co-op, a very angry elephant

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We got a Far Cry 4 cinematic trailer (opens in new tab) via the first five minutes of the game earlier today at Ubisoft's conference, and at Sony's conference just now, Ubisoft showed off some proper gameplay footage—which includes co-op. Assassin's Creed Unity , The Division : I'll go out on a limb and say there's a trend here.

And my, the Himalayas are pretty, aren't they? Where the first trailer introduced the asymetrical-haircut-having villain, this video is all about the sights, sounds, and murderous elephants of the mountains. We also learn a bit about Far Cry's protagonist, AJ Gale, who is returning to his birthplace to scatter his mother's ashes.

The devs use the word "vertical" several times, noting that enemies can attack from above and showing a grapple tool which allows AJ to cross a gap. It's mountains, after all. You can also drive and shoot at the same time, as well as leap into other moving vehicles from your own. Nutty.

Watch the whole seven-and-a-half minutes below, which includes wingsuiting through a canyon, and, as promised, a deadly elephant. Far Cry 4 is out on November 18th.

Disclosure amendment: At the time I wrote this article, I was in a relationship with an employee of Ubisoft.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.