Far Cry 4
Far Cry 4 will be released on 18 November, 2014.far-cry.ubi.com

Ubisoft has unveiled a new character for Far Cry 4 called Yuma who is the general of the Royal Army, a tactician and she is also, Pagan Min's right-hand woman.

The official reveal had only the above information to offer and she will also be the assistant for Pagan Min, the tyrant king.

Far Cry 4 will offer players a game that is set in the fictional Himalayan kingdom of Kyrat, which is in between a spiralling civil war as its protagonist, Ajay Ghale comes to his homeland to disperse his mother's ashes as per her wish. However, he becomes embroiled in the conflict.

Yuma will be adding variety to the characters in the game. Presently, we know that the game has:

  • Ajay Ghale
  • Pagan Min
  • Hurk (from Far Cry 3's Monkey Business DLC)
  • Yuma

Eurogamer also suggested that Yuma's character will also add to the new variety for the cosplay category and Pagan and Yuma "make a cute couple with their penchant for military garb infused with hints of neon 80s punk."

Meanwhile, it has been reported that the game will have lots of inspiration from social and real-life occurrences. The creative team of Ubisoft had been influenced by the civil war that waged in Nepal between the Maoists and the Royal army.

The creative team posted several videos about its trip to Nepal and how they have transformed many of the things they saw there.

"One of the first things we did was to write down a list of different animals to include in the game," said Alex Hutchinson, creative director of Ubisoft.

"We also made a list of environment features we wanted. From that we looked at locations where the two would make sense, and we came to the Himalayas. We needed to find somewhere that had a history of conflict — somewhere that could be politically unstable — the kind of place that you would go to that was on the edge of the map. Places that are referred to as 'failed states,'" he added.

They were also inspired by the child soldiers who were in the conflicts.

Mark Thompson, narrative director of Ubisoft said that players will find the game self-aware, with dark humour. There are lot of puns in the game. "Puns were kept to make the game less heavy," he added.

Release Date

Far Cry 4 will be released on 18 November 2014 for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms.

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