A new game from Ubisoft; Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, is earning praise for tapping into nostalgia for 1980’s era action cartoons.
But some Canadians might take note of the game for another reason; the Montreal produced game begins with a sequence in which Toronto is nuked.
In the game’s intro, set in “futuristic” 2007, a mushroom cloud rises behind the CN Tower, sending the skeletal remains of Torontonians across the “radioactive ashes of North America”.
Some figured, because its release was first announced on April 1st, that the game was an April Fools’ Day Joke. But Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is set for release on April 30th on PSN and May 1st on Xbox Live Arcade and PC.
Far Cry is a series of first person shooter games with elements of role playing. The series launched in 2004 with a version of the game for Microsoft Windows, which sold nearly three-quarters of a million copies in its first four months. Ubisoft’s North American studio, which is is located in Montreal, was founded in 1997. The studio is now one of the world’s largest in the world, with more than 2,100 employees. Ubisoft Montreal is responsible for games such as Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed, and the Tom Clancy franchise.
Below: IGN reviews the first 15 minutes of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Toronto gets it aroud the 2:20 mark…