If there's one single joke we've seen today that's so radical and excellent that we'd rather see the real product than laugh at the trick, it's the DLC for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. In an effort to bring us back to the 1990's, a magical time when .gif images were used as webpage decorations, the folks behind this fantastic webspace have created a site, a teaser video, and more pixelated greatness than you can shake a joystick at - enter the Blood Dragon!
With this presentation today we've seen as many people suggesting it's a real-deal presentation as we have people saying it's a joke. At the moment there's no "official" word from Ubisoft, but given the build-up to this moment, we must assume it's either going to represent one of the most daring downloadable additions to a game in recent memory OR we're going to see a real DLC (long awaited, either way) rather soon. We're certainly hoping for the former.
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As noted by Gamespot, there's already a Brazilian classification rating for the game as well as notes for the title (Blood Dragon and everything) being ready for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC soon! If you've been waiting anxiously for this title, you also know that Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot has made it clear that you'll have it in your hands soon.
[aquote]"Fans certainly won't have to wait for more years for the next Far Cry." - Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot[/aquote]
Also according to Gamespot, Far Cry 3 lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem let it be known that what he was working on "will be surprising" when it's announced. He added that, "it definitely is a 'strike while the iron's hot' thing." Could it be that this game is both a joke and a real release in one? Again, we certainly hope so!
"The year is 2007. It is the future. Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war and new paths for peace must be found. A U.S. cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. A Mark IV Cyber Commando, Sergeant Rex Power Colt has been sent over to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on."
Have a peek at the Far Cry 3 BLOOD DRAGON official webpage right this minute and decide for yourself. Don't forget, too, that you'll want to enter the Konami code to get a special treat! Hint: it involves a sweet GIF!
If the website does happen to go down some day, we'll not want to be lacking such excellence, even if only in screenshot form. Have a peek at the tiny gallery below to see what this monster is (and perhaps in the future was) all about!