More info on Far Cry 3 revealed

Far Cry 3 has arguably been one of the biggest and more impressive surprises of E3 this far.

Behind this iteration of the franchise is Ubisoft Montreal (Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell, Avatar) with the support of Ubisoft Shanghai (Beyond Good & Evil HD, Raving Rabbids, I Am Alive) and Massive Entertainment (World in Conflict).

As seen from first assets, Far Cry 3 returns to a more tropical setting reminiscent of the first game and very different from Far Cry 2, which was set in a desert, roughly speaking. Players assume the role of Jason Brody who will fight his way through to getting off the island by any means possible, making friends and foes along the way. How and which ones, respectively, will be entirely up to the player.

Far Cry 3 brings something new and unexpected, while still building upon the foundations of excellence that are inherent to the Far Cry brand,” said producer Dan Hay. “Whether you’re already a fan of the Far Cry series or jumping into the franchise for the very first time, you’re going to be blown away by the gritty story and epic adventure we’re going to deliver.”

Far Cry 3 is set for a 2012 release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.