All proud Yarans are rejoicing as we’re finally on the eve of Far Cry 6. We’re about to step foot into insanity all over again. We might even, as Rage Against the Machine suggested, take the power back.
Beginning with Vaas and culminating with Anton Castillo, played with the menacing calculation of Giancarlo Esposito, Far Cry is a series which has built its identity as an anthology franchise with a tremendous rogue’s gallery. One of the best things about Far Cry is there’s no bad place to hop in, and there’s plenty on offer this time around.
Especially when it comes to the game’s Ubisoft Store exclusive Collector’s Edition, there’s no better way to celebrate the game and everything is has to offer.
A Must Have Replica
While you might remember Elon Musk’s ill-considered stunt of releasing a working flamethrower to the public, Ubisoft have dialled back the sociopathy and put together a replica of the Tostador, a junker flamethrower that’ll aid Dani in his role of revolutionary.
Built from spare parts and with a leaf blower engine for its heart, the Tostador, as well as all of Juan’s other Resolver weapons, is cobbled together under desperate circumstances that Yara’s freedom fighters find themselves in.
Measuring over 60cm once assembled from its seven parts, this replica is a nice piece of kit that even comes with a slick display stand. Though it’s good that no one will burn their house down, it is a slight shame that one can’t use it to light a candle or broil a mouth-watering cut of beef.
Honestly though, seeing Giancarlo himself wielding one is enough for me.
Become The Villain
The Far Cry 6 season pass includes three pieces of DLC each based on some of Far Cry’s most memorable villains. These include Vaas: Insanity, Pagan: Control and Joseph: Collapse.
Having already made a name for himself as Gustavo Fring and Moff Gideon, two of television’s most recognisable villains, Giancarlo Esposito is set to add to Far Cry’s plethora of memorable bad guys with an unnerving turn as Yara’s El Presidente, Anton Castillo.
But many others paved the road for Anton. Granted, it’s paved with bones and the murders of friends, countrymen, and all kinds of innocents. If it were a game of word association and the words ‘Far Cry’ and ‘villain’ were drawn, most would immediately think of Vaas – though Pagan Min and Joseph Seed both had a real presence in their respective entries.
Getting inside their twisted perspective in three new adventures, available as part of Far Cry 6’s Season Pass, promises to be an unforgettable trip.
I Get To Keep Chorizo Close By
Let’s get the obvious out of the way: I’d die for Chorizo. He’s so cute that my wife, all of a sudden, cares about the game.
Though he’s an adorable, all-terrain force in-game, I’m glad I’ll get to take him with me everywhere I go in keyring form. I bloody adore the little guy, from his disarming eyes, to his handy tool bag, right down to his slick set of wheels.
And all without the dog smell.
Back To The Blood Dragon
People who pick up the biggest bundle for Far Cry will know that there’s a really cool Blood Dragon set that Dani can kit out in, complete with cyborg hands and stylised, super-futuristic pants. It even includes an Amigo that I might consider using over my beloved sausage boy.
But I’ve got to say, the most rad part of Blood Dragon fan service here is simply the inclusion of the whole game. Yep, the entire Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is available to those who get the Collector’s Edition and subsequent Season Pass.
Of course, there’s Captain Laserhawk on Netflix to look forward to for our future Blood Dragon fix, but to go back to the original release, complete with Michael Biehn’s tremendously hammy performance, is going to be a blast.
It’s like a time warp into an over-the-top 80’s popcorn flick, and there’s an appropriate amount of synth.