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Far Cry 4 101 trailer is all you need to know about Ubisoft's upcoming shooter

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Ubisoft cranks out a lot of trailers, but the new one for Far Cry 4 is actually useful, at least as far as these things go. It's an eight minute breakdown of just about everything the game has to offer, from the basics of the story to weapons, vehicles, central characters, multiplayer, and the proper application of mysticism on the modern-day battlefield.

The video covers a lot of ground, and yet much of it will be familiar to veterans of the previous Far Cry: Knocking out radio towers, collecting animal skins to craft items, enthusiastic firearms retailers, employing vehicles as offensive weaponry, interacting with a charmingly crazy (and preternaturally attractive) cast of characters, and all that sort of thing. It's a far cry from revolutionary, in other words, but as an open-world arena for creatively blowing stuff up, I expect it'll fit the bill.

We'll find out in six days: Far Cry 4 hits on November 18.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.