Far Cry 4 is not coming to Wii U according to the official reveal from Ubisoft this morning. Ending months of rumors on the setting of the next entry in the Far Cry series, it is official that Far Cry 4 will be set in Kyrat, a region of the Himalayas taking the series out of its verdant tropical jungle heritage. The platforms announced in the official press release include the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. One place Far Cry 4 will not be coming to is Nintendo’s struggling Wii U console.
To date, only one Far Cry game has ever been released on a Nintendo platform: Far Cry Vengeance which is a port of a remake on the original Far Cry Instincts for the original Xbox. The exclusion of the Wii U is not really a surprise as the family friendly console does not really seem like match for Ubisoft, but at this point Nintendo is in a very bad position and a release of Far Cry 4 on the Wii U would undoubtedly help the console.
The full press release is below:
Today, Ubisoft announced Far Cry 4, an open-world, first-person shooter that delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry experience ever. Far Cry 4 will be available November 18 in the US and November 20 in the EMEA territories for PlayStation 4® computer entertainment system, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
Development on Far Cry 4 is being led by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft studio, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai, and Ubisoft Kiev.
In Far Cry 4, players find themselves in Kyrat, a breathtaking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape.
“Following the success of Far Cry 3, we wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise players and exceed fans’ expectations,” said Dan Hay, Executive Producer. “Given the unique setting, we feel Far Cry 4 will stand out as a top first-person shooter and we’re eager to reveal more about the game in the coming months.”
Customers who pre-order Far Cry 4 receive a free upgrade to the Limited Edition which includes Hurk’s Redemption, a series of three action-packed single-player missions featuring the popular character Hurk from Far Cry 3’s DLC. The Limited Edition also includes Hurk’s signature harpoon gun called “The Impaler”. The pre-order is now available at all major retailers.
Fans can tune into Ubisoft’s Media Briefing at E3 for an exclusive first look at Far Cry 4.
More information about Far Cry 4 also can be found at: www.farcrygame.com.
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