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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is becoming one of gaming's worst kept secrets. 30 minutes of gameplay emerged today on YouTube, and although Ubisoft was quick to take it down, the video keeps reappearing on other sites like DailyMotion.

Unlike Far Cry 3, Blood Dragon is a lurid homage to over the top 80s action movies. Gone are the lush forests and troubled youths, instead this game features neon sci-fi colors and one dimensional macho characters.

While the game hasn't been officially announced, there are already lots of facts about it. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is not DLC, but a standalone downloadable game. It will feature the voice of Terminator star Michael Biehn, and has 80s 8-bit cut-scenes full of the overblown dialog that was a staple of 80s action flicks.

It's set on Earth after a nuclear war engulfs the planet, and cybernetic soldiers have been developed.. of course! You play one of these cyber-commandos, but whether there is any more plot than that is unclear at the moment. A true homage to 80s action movies wouldn't need anything like a sensible plot, of course.

The game has been rated by ratings boards in various countries already, and will be available for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In March, a list of achievements was leaked, which suggested the game would feature dragons. The leaked video confirms that Blood Dragon does indeed feature Dragons: they are radioactive and fire lasers from their mouths!

Music is being supplied by an Australian electronic group called Power Glove. They have provided a very Terminator-ish theme for the game, which you can listen via Soundcloud.

Here's the full list of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon achievements.

  • Welcome to the Party, Pal - Finished Helicopter Entry (20)
  • One Small Step - Finished First Garrison (20)
  • Way to Go, Garri-Son - Finish all the Garrisons (20)
  • Kill Them All - Finish all the Predator's Path Quests (50)
  • End Game - Finished Final Showdown (5)
  • Nice Like Jesus - Finish all the Hostages Situations (30)
  • Murder Nature - Kill all the Animal Types (5)
  • Set Them Free - Destroy 5 Braincages (15)
  • Just the Tip - Kill a Dragon with the Bow (20)
  • Blood Dragon Down - Kill Your First Dragon (20)
  • Dragon Slayer - Kill 25 Dragons (20)
  • What are You Reading For? - Find all of Dr. Carlyle's Notes (20)
  • The Greatest Format of all Time - Find all VHS Tapes (40)
  • Hail to the King - Reach Maximum Level and Become the Ultimate Badass (30)
  • Running man - After saving Darling, enter Combat Mode with a Dragon and Return to Stealth (20)
  • Tooled Up - Own all Weapons Attachments (20)
  • Derp - Jump Down from 50 Meters (20)
  • The Drug of the Nation - Find all TV SETS to Decrypt the Hidden Message (15)
  • The Only True Stopper - Headshot Every Type of Enemy (50)

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is expected in May 2013.

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31/10/14
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