The most recently released trailer for Far Cry Primal from Ubisoft reminds fans that the franchise is stripping away all modern conveniences and technologies by setting the game long ago in the Stone Age of 10,000 BC, with the footage also giving a brief explanation of the title’s narrative and characters. According to the newest Far Cry Primal video, players’ role as Takkar will have them fighting for survival and traveling across the lush, beautiful land of Oros in an effort to reunite the scattered members of the hunter’s Wenja tribe.
Following an attack from rivals in the cannibalistic Udam tribe (led by the warrior Ull) and the fire-worshiping Izila tribe (helmed by the high priestess Batari), Takkar has become the sole survivor of his hunting group, leading him to reconnect with the now-dispersed Wenja clan in order to stand together against their enemies. As seen in a previous gameplay trailer, Takkar will not only make use of weapons like clubs, flint axes, and bows and arrows, but he’ll also have to master and tame the fearsome beasts of the world, including woolly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers.
Interestingly enough, though, Ubisoft isn’t content to just have fans experience a realistic take on the time period with the realm of Oros as a physical plane. The studio’s gone the extra mile to add another dose of verisimilitude by hiring linguistics professors from the University of Kentucky to recreate a primitive version of the now-defunct Proto-Indo-European language that’s spoken by Far Cry Primal‘s characters. Fans can get a taste of the linguists’ recreation of the dead tongue in the video below.
As far as some of Far Cry Primal‘s gameplay details go, Ubisoft’s explained that during several of the title’s main quests, Takkar will make progress throughout Oros by finding and freeing members of the Wenja tribe, with a few being “specialists” who will give him new skills, tools, and weapons. Not to mention, should folks pick up the collector’s edition, DLC provides what’s being called “Legend of the Mammoth” missions, which allows gamers to actually play as a mammoth, fighting other beasts, saving herd members, and taking on hunters. Fans looking for a closer examination of what to expect with in-game action should check out our hands-on preview.
Taking all of this into consideration, it’s obvious that Ubisoft is attempting to set Far Cry Primal apart from its predecessors by retooling the franchise’s gameplay elements with its turning back of the clock, and by building a world steeped in prehistoric lore. And although the game lacks co-op and multiplayer, the soon-to-be-released title promises the most compelling story in the series thus far, which should make up for any potential shortcomings.
What did you think about Far Cry Primal‘s latest trailer? After watching it, do you believe Ubisoft’s forthcoming action-adventure release deserves to be called one of the most anticipated video games of 2016? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Far Cry Primal is set for availability on February 23, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release date of March 1, 2016.