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Far Cry 2 release date announced

Far Cry 2 release date announced

Far Cry 2 will be released on October 24th, but will be completely detached from the previous game.

Far Cry 2 is an odd title and though we were originally very, very sceptical that Ubisoft would manage to make a decent game from the franchise without the help of original developer Cry Tek, when we actually went hands-on with the game last we were actually very impressed.

Which makes us all the more excited by the announcement of the imminent release. Ubisoft has just announced that Far Cry 2 will be released on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on the 24th of October 2008.

In addition to the getting a standard release though, Ubisoft has teamed up with UK retailer GAME to offer a special Collector's Edition of the game too. It seems as if the Collector's Edition of the game will not be available to buy through Gamestation, even though the two market leaders are owned by the same parent company.

The Collector's Edition version of the game comes with a t-shirt, art book and a fold-out map of the playing area. There's also a making-of DVD and a nice wooden box to keep the whole collection in.

Ubisoft will also be distributing the game with a super-powerful map editor that Ubi promises will allow players to make complex maps in only a few minutes.

Far Cry 2 itself casts players as a mercenary operating in a section of Africa measuring at 50 square kilometres. The aim of the game is to take down a merciless gun-runner known as The Jackal. For more information though, as well as details of how the game feels to play and how it looks, you can check out our comprehensive Far Cry 2 hands-on preview.

Are you planning on picking up the Collector's Edition version of the game, or are you planning to wait for the reviews on this one? Let us know what you think in the forums.

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Gunsmith 8th September 2008, 12:13 Quote
i'm not holding my breath for it, saw some videos of it in action, looks like a weak console game at best.
WildThing 8th September 2008, 12:29 Quote
I'm really looking forward to this actually, although I hate the idea of the weapons just blowing up in your hands after using them too much. Weapon deterioration is cool, having it fall to bits after a few hours gameplay though just seems ridiculous.
liratheal 8th September 2008, 12:31 Quote
Score.

Collectors edition here I come.
cjoyce1980 8th September 2008, 12:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by WildThing
I'm really looking forward to this actually, although I hate the idea of the weapons just blowing up in your hands after using them too much. Weapon deterioration is cool, having it fall to bits after a few hours gameplay though just seems ridiculous.

agreed
zr_ox 8th September 2008, 13:01 Quote
This looks great, from what I've seen I have to say I'm quietly anticipating a great gaming experience.

Probably need a new GPU though :|
glaeken 8th September 2008, 13:17 Quote
So... no collectors edition for the US?
quack 8th September 2008, 13:32 Quote
Been impatiently waiting for this. I get the feeling I'll enjoy it a hundred times more than I did Crysis.
faugusztin 8th September 2008, 13:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by glaeken
So... no collectors edition for the US?

So... no Steam version for rest of world ?
will. 8th September 2008, 13:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by quack
Been impatiently waiting for this. I get the feeling I'll enjoy it a hundred times more than I did Crysis.

Hopefully it will take all the good bits from Crysis and Far Cry (Amazing graphics, open gameplay, lots of shooting and being generally badass) and remove the bad bits (aliens/mutants).

Also, that weapon deterioration is only for old guns that you find in the grass that are already knackered I think. It was in one of those developer diaries on Gametrailers.
CardJoe 8th September 2008, 14:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by will.
Hopefully it will take all the good bits from Crysis and Far Cry (Amazing graphics, open gameplay, lots of shooting and being generally badass) and remove the bad bits (aliens/mutants).

Also, that weapon deterioration is only for old guns that you find in the grass that are already knackered I think. It was in one of those developer diaries on Gametrailers.

As far as I recall it was for all guns, but most noticeable in lower quality guns. It won't make a huge difference though as you can swap guns over and so on.
Bauul 8th September 2008, 14:02 Quote
Yeah, if you pick up a crappy gun, it won't work for long, but nice clean guns will work fine indefinitely. So, it's often a choice between a weaker, but working gun, or a far more powerful, but damaged version. In theory anyway.

Personally, if it'll run on my PC, which is slowly dying (it can't even run Spore on full graphics without a bit of jerkiness), I'm rather looking forward to this.
Star*Dagger 8th September 2008, 14:04 Quote
If it wasn't for Aliens you wouldn't have most of the tech you have today! So stop being racist!
quack 8th September 2008, 14:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by will.
Hopefully it will take all the good bits from Crysis and Far Cry (Amazing graphics, open gameplay, lots of shooting and being generally badass) and remove the bad bits (aliens/mutants).
Exactly!
The Jambo 9th September 2008, 00:06 Quote
Not to burst a bubble, but im holding a GAME Magazine, with all these details already in them.

Whats so new about this article?
The Jambo 9th September 2008, 00:14 Quote
http://www.james.am/P090908_00.07.JPG

Seems a little old to me, its been in the autumn handbook of GAME for quite some time.
glaeken 9th September 2008, 06:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
If it wasn't for Aliens you wouldn't have most of the tech you have today! So stop being racist!

Shouldn't that be speciest?
Haramzadeh 9th September 2008, 17:14 Quote
This will be the best game of 2008. 100% certain. I know these things.
5hadow 9th September 2008, 17:20 Quote
^^^ with a name like that, of course, you do.
Haramzadeh 9th September 2008, 18:02 Quote
What's the problem with my name? Not really on the topic now is it?
5hadow 9th September 2008, 18:15 Quote
sorry mate, I was just kidding.

Back on topic: I believe its going to be better than Warhead.
Haramzadeh 9th September 2008, 18:21 Quote
It better be better than warhead! Warhead's just a expansion, it has nothing new aside from maybe 1 or 2 vehicles and a few new weapons.
roshan 10th September 2008, 13:43 Quote
Recent open ended games like stalker did not live upto the standard.I mean game is good but fun was not there .But oblivian was great.If far cry 2 is based on quests it will not give you a 100% FPS fun.
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