Ubisoft Announces Far Cry 2 has Shipped to Store Shelves
October 21, 2008
Ubisoft's Highly Anticipated Open-World Shooter to Hit Retailers Worldwide
Today, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 2 has shipped to store shelves for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and PC. Far Cry 2 has an ESRB of "M” for Mature and will be available at the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $59.99 for Xbox 360 and the PLAYSTATION 3 system and at $49.99 for Windows PC.
"From the beginning, we've set out to create a truly dynamic, open-world experience in Far Cry 2,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Ubisoft. "Our team has focused on pulling players into the realistic African landscape to allow them to fully immerse themselves in the game's riveting conflict. We're confident that we've created not only one of the most remarkable shooters in recent years, but also one of the year's best games.”
About Far Cry 2 Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Far Cry 2 will be the newest innovation from Ubisoft in the world of next-gen first-person shooters. More than just a visual and technological achievement, Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience. Running on a new tailor-made gaming engine, Far Cry 2 features non-scripted enemy Artificial Intelligence, entirely destructible environments, dynamic fire and storm effects, and multiplayer gameplay, all in a completely open-world, 50-square-kilometer environment. Players will find themselves immersed in a war-torn African state, where they will be forced to make deals with corrupt warlords on both sides of the conflict in order to survive and move ever closer to their primary objective – the Jackal. Players must identify and exploit their enemies' weaknesses, neutralizing their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning and, of course, brute force.