With Far Cry Primal fast approaching on the horizon, it’s time to get educated. In this latest trailer released by Ubisoft, find out everything you need to know about the game before settling in to explore its open prehistoric world.
In Far Cry Primal, you’ll play as Takkar, one of the last remaining members of the Wenja tribe, who is also known by the name Beastmaster. The Wenja are described as the “bottom of the food chain”, and the game will journey through their struggle to conquer the other tribes and come out on top.
Unlike other Far Cry games where the combat focused mostly on guns, Primal will mostly make use of primitive weapons like the club, spear, and bow and arrow. By finding rare materials, players will even be able to upgrade and create new ones. The footage suggests arrowheads will be among the items that can be crafted, as well as a double-arrow bow. Fire will be used as a weapon, and arrows can be imbued with it to give them a little extra power. There will even be an element of chemical warfare, with berserker bombs to turn enemies against each other, and bee bombs to distract and sting them while you make a clean kill. Slings, traps, and other forms of weaponry will also come into play.
Takkar has a one-up on the many warriors stationed in the fortresses and settlements scattered in the wild: the ability to tame beasts and turn them against his foes. He is accompanied by an owl that can scout and kill enemies, and a virtual menagerie of other animals to aid him in combat as well. You’ll summon badgers to scare off impending threats, stealthy cats to dispatch kills in secret, and bears to berserk and tear their way through camps. Some, like the bear and the sabre toothed tiger, can even be mounted and ridden in battle. And if the footage is to be believed, at least one animal, the hyena, can be directed to pee on your enemies’ dead body.
The trailer has more details about the game’s tribes, among them cannibals and slavers. It will also go over the gorgeous landscape and its many crafting components and materials, as well as Takkar’s tracking abilities and how they are used to help and protect his village. Check it all out in the footage above. And for more on Far Cry Primal, check out our site tag for the latest news.