Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a standalone title due in May

Monday, 8th April 2013 05:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Far Cry 3 has appeared on the Xbox Live Marketplace, finally giving us some solid information regarding this rumoured “80′s VHS vision of the future”.

The Marketplace’s listing confirms that Blood Dragon is a standalone expansion, so you won’t need to own Far Cry 3 to play it.

It’s listed for a May 1 release, and supports no multiplayer features beyond leaderboards, suggesting a single-player campaign or challenge mode of some kind.

The official blurb follows:

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil. Welcome to an 80’s VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who’s fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world. Experience every cliché of a VHS era vision of a nuclear future, where cyborgs, blood dragons, mutants, and Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens, Navy Seals) collide. Playing Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon doesn’t require a copy of Far Cry 3.

No word yet from Ubisoft regarding other platforms. We got hold of some screens last week, and received some slim details via an April Fool’s joke, after an early Marketplace and achievements leak.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. FrayJoker

    Still not sure why this exists or how it’s supposed to have anything to do with Far Cry 3. But it does look like a whole lot of fun in it’s own right.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DeyDoDoughDontDeyDough

    “Experience every cliché”

    So it’s not lazy, it’s tongue-in-cheek? Uh-huh.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    Also, dat Soundtrack:

    #3 2 years ago
  4. KAP

    Seems to be the true Duke Nukem Forever we’ve all Been waiting for..

    #4 2 years ago
  5. GwynbleiddiuM

    @1 So what every Far Cry game has in common with one another?

    √ A big Island
    √ Openworld like
    x Lore and story

    #5 2 years ago
  6. FrayJoker

    @5 So if it is completely disconnected in lore and story from Far Cry 3, why badge it Far Cry 3? Why not Far Cry 4 or Far Cry: Blood Dragon?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. GwynbleiddiuM

    @6 This you should ask them :P I thought you asked “how it’s supposed to have anything to do with Far Cry” I didn’t see the 3 at the end of it. :-”

    #7 2 years ago
  8. jetalpha

    “Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil.”

    Now that’s what I want from far cry world, a big island crawling with trigens and nasty creatures. they scared the hell out of me in far cry 1.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. WENDiGO

    If they were calling this Far Cry 4 then it would seem a lot like Saints Row 4′s approach. Originally meant to be DLC, turned into full on sequel. Thank god that’s not the case.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. zinc

    Wait… Did they say Micheal Biehn?

    Sweet B-)

    #10 2 years ago

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