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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
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Developer(s) Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Release Date May 1st 2013
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
Engine(s) Dunia Engine 2
Protagonist Sergeant Rex Power Colt
Mode(s) Single player
Genre(s) Action-Adventure, First-person shooter, Open world

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a stand-alone "expansion pack" based on the world of Far Cry 3. Although Blood Dragon does not continue the story of Far Cry 3, it shares the same game engine and gameplay mechanics.

News of its development was leaked by the Brazilian ratings board, which awarded an 18+ certification based on the title's references to violence, sex, and drugs. [1]

The game's retrospective story, characters and visual style are inspired by 1980's action movies, especially the films of Arnold Schwarzenegger, such as Commando, The Terminator, and Predator, and Sylvester Stallone in Cobra, Rambo, and Rocky IV. Other film/television references include RoboCop, Escape from New York, Scarface and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, among others.

Pre-orders of the PC version received a digital copy of the soundtrack, produced by Melbourne, Australia based Power Glove.[2]

Due to the success of the title, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has stated that the game may also get a retail release.[3]

PlotEdit

The game is set in a fictional 2007, where the world is suffering the aftermath of a nuclear war between the United states and Russia. Rex is an American cybernetic super-soldier. He and another American cyber-soldier named Spider travel to an unnamed island to investigate Colonel Sloan, an elite agent who has gone rogue. Upon confronting Sloan, he reveals his treachery, kills Spider, and knocks out Rex.

Rex is awoken by Sloan's Canadian assistant Dr. Darling, who, disillusioned with his goals, betrays him. Rex teams up with Dr. Darling to overthrow Sloan's plan to revert the world to a prehistoric-like state with his rockets, armed with the blood of the "blood dragons" that roam the island.

After liberating bases, saving scientists, and killing animals, Rex fights Sloan's assistant Dr. Carlyle, who has used the blood of blood dragons to turn humans into zombie-like creatures called "the running dead". After Rex fights Dr. Carlyle's cyber soldiers and blood dragons, Dr. Carlyle is killed by his own AI, who had been mistreated and acted out of revenge.

Rex then goes into a parallel dimension, where he fights legions of Colonel Sloan's running dead. Upon defeating them and "testing his might," Rex gets the Killstar, an arm-mounted laser gun that gives Rex the power necessary to defeat Sloan, at the cost of his own vitality. Following a training montage, Rex and Dr. Darling have sex, culminating in Darling's abduction the next morning. Rex then makes an assault on Sloan's base with the assistance of the Killstar and later, a Titanium Plated, domesticated Cyber-Dragon.

Rex confronts Sloan. However, because Sloan programmed Rex, he prevents Rex from attacking him. However, Dr. Darling's and Spider's memories remind Rex of his humanity despite his cybernetic nature. With renewed strength, Rex impales Sloan with his robotic hand and fires the Killstar, killing Sloan. Dr. Darling appears immediately after, informing Rex of his success in stopping Sloan's plans, then proceeds to destroy the base. They embrace while looking on at the destruction, only for Darling to focus on the camera with a sinister gaze.



ProtagonistsEdit

AntagonistsEdit

AnimalsEdit

WeaponsEdit

Easter Eggs and ReferencesEdit

AliensEdit

In the mission What is this S#!t? Rex has to destroy eggs in a Blood Dragon lair and is given a flamethrower for the job. This is a reference to the 1986 film Aliens, which features a scene near its conclusion where the protagonist, Ellen Ripley, destroys a nest of alien eggs using a flamethrower. Michael Biehn, who voices Rex, starred in Aliens.

Assassin's CreedEdit

Sometimes when a collectible is collected, Rex will say, "I hope I don't have to collect any f#!king feathers..." referencing the collectible feathers in the Assassin's Creed series of games.

Austin PowersEdit

During the final battle on Sloan's section of the island, one of the labs contains Cyber-Sharks with what appear to be weaponized laser beams attached to their backs. Sharks with laser beams were described by antagonist Doctor Evil in the 1997 film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, and were later seen in the 2002 sequel Austin Powers in Goldmember.

CommunityEdit

While scientist NPCs are in combat, they will occasionally yell, "I can't die here, I graduated from Greendale!" a reference to the television series Community.

G.I. JoeEdit

When the engineer dies during the final phase of the Dam mission, Darling says he was a good man, only to be countered by Rex calling him a "Real American Hero", which was the tag line of the 1980 animated television series G.I. Joe.

Far Cry 3Edit

The plane that Jason Brody parachutes from to reach the Southern Island in Far Cry 3 can be found as under-water wreckage at these coordinates: X:533.8 Y:322.8

PredatorEdit

In the game's opening sequence, Rex fires a Terror 4000 minigun from a helicopter, while the song "Long Tall Sally" by Little Richard plays. This is a reference to the 1987 film Predator, which features a scene aboard a helicopter set to "Long Tall Sally". The film also prominently features a hand-held minigun.

Miami ConnectionEdit

The song "Friends" by the band Dragon Sound, which plays over the game's end credits, was originally recorded for the infamous 1987 b-movie Miami Connection.

NightmaresEdit

During the Dam mission, Elizabeth mentions she is good at The Bishop of Battle. The Bishop of Battle was a haunted arcade game featured in the 1983 film Nightmares.

RockyEdit

The sequence where Rex rides the armored Blood Dragon in the final mission is set to a remix of the score, War by Vince DiCola, from the 1985 film Rocky IV.

Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesEdit

One Predator's Path mission involves killing four Mutated Turtles living beneath a garrison. Upon entering the sewer, empty pizza boxes lead to their locations, while each of the Turtles wears a different colored headband, both of which are references to the animated television series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The ThingEdit

The track "Blood Scope" from the OST is a remix of "Humanity part 2" from the 1982 horror movie "The Thing", the former being it's main theme. Also, the name "Blood Scope" might be a reference to the film's intro scene, during which a man on a chopper is shooting to an Alaskan malamute (the Thing as an imitation) with a scoped rifle.

TransformersEdit

Upon acquiring the Killstar, Rex says "I got the touch! I got the power! Yeah!" These are lyrics taken from the Stan Bush song "The Touch", which was featured in the 1986 animated film The Transformers: The Movie.

TerminatorEdit

Some of the ambient music in the game is a remix of the score from the 1984 film The Terminator. The bionic arms of Rex is also a possible reference to the cyborgs in the Terminator series.

MediaEdit

VideosEdit

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ScreenshotsEdit

TriviaEdit

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Image of Omega Force soldier found on the promotional site
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  • While visiting the promotional Blood Dragon website, entering the Konami Code (Up+Up+Down+Down+Left+Right+Left+Right+B+A) will change the mouse cursor into a targeting reticule, enabling for every component of the site be destroyed to reveal a picture of an Omega Force soldier.
  • The island used in the game is the Thruston Town section of the South Island in Far Cry 3 only altered to match Blood Dragon's post-apocalyptic environment.
  • Though the game is set in 2007, it was released in 2013. Therefore it is set in an alternative past.

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