Far Cry 4 is on its way to retail shelves in just a few weeks. If mowing down bad guys with machine guys while exploring a luscious open world sounds like the perfect way to spend the holidays, then you’re most certainly in luck.
Since certain gamers want to know approximately how much time they’ll have to devote to the Far Cry 4 experience, creative director Alex Hutchinson revealed the length of the sequel’s campaign. According to the folks at Attack of the Fanboy, players will certainly have a lot to do during their trek through the game. In short: It’s pretty big.
Hutchinson coughed up the info when an inquisitive fan began picking his brain via Twitter. Instead of keeping the details squirreled away in a box under his bed, the Far Cry 4 creative director decided to acknowledge the gamer’s request.
Gamepur explains that how much time you spend completing the numerous Far Cry 4 side quests ultimately determines the length of the experience. Should you choose to skip the exploration and optional missions, Hutchinson said the core campaign will devour around 35 hours of your life. Completionists, however, should seriously anticipate setting aside quite a bit of their free time with the forthcoming adventure.
Need further proof? Here’s the actual tweet from the man himself.
@nelslikesdonuts Hard to say. Depends if you aim to complete all the side content. Probably 35 hours on average for everything. It’s big
— Alex Hutchinson (@BangBangClick) October 9, 2014
If you’re hankering for even more Far Cry 4-related info, then feast your eyes on the recently-released trailer embedded below. The clip introduces players to Kyrat, an environment that Gamespot believes is inspired by Nepal. In addition to giving you an in-depth look at one of the game’s many regions, the video also introduces everyone to the unscrupulous villain who essentially controls Kyrat.
For those who aren’t familiar with the ins and outs of the Far Cry 4 storyline, we’ve thoughtfully provided the official synopsis from Ubisoft below.
“Hidden in the majestic Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min.”
“Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat.”
Far Cry 4 arrives for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 18. Are you planning to liberate Kyrat from the clutches of an evil overlord this holiday season? Share your thoughts on the game below.
[Lead image via Ubisoft]