Far Cry Primal will arrive on Feb. 23, 2016 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and in March 2016 on Windows PC, Ubisoft revealed today after a daylong tease on its YouTube channel.
In Far Cry Primal, players will take on the role of Takkar, “the sole survivor of an ambush on his hunting group,” according to a post on Ubisoft’s official blog.
“Like any good hunter, Takkar carries an extensive set of survival skills, including the ability to craft tools and weapons from the bones of the beasts he slays and the resources he gathers in the wild. These are not only crucial for his own safety against predators (both human and animal), they’re also essential in maintaining the safety of his tribe. Takkar will need to guard his fledgling group carefully to ensure its survival and growth.”
Ubisoft’s official YouTube channel fleshes out the game’s setting.
“The award-winning Far Cry franchise that stormed the tropics and the Himalayas now enters the original fight for humanity’s survival with its innovative open-world sandbox gameplay, bringing together massive beasts, breathtaking environments, and unpredictable savage encounters,” the YouTube description for Far Cry Primal reads.
“Welcome to the Stone Age, a time of extreme danger and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers ruled the Earth, and humanity is at the bottom of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to craft a deadly arsenal, fend off fierce predators, and outsmart enemy tribes to conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator.”
The just-announced Far Cry Primal is available for pre-order at Best Buy, GameStop, UPlay and Target, according to a link on the franchise’s official site, though the pre-order links aren’t live at the time of this writing. All pre-orders come with the “The Legend Of The Mammoth Mission Pack,” which Ubisoft does not detail on the site. The game’s description on Best Buy’s website, however, says that it includes “3 exclusive Mammoth Missions.”