[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
London, uk – October 17, 2012 – Today,
Ubisoft announced the creation of a map and texture pack for
Minecraft inspired by the Far Cry 3 universe, which is to be
released for free on PC on the 26
th of October 2012.
This pack allows users to explore and survive the Minecraft
experience through the warped lens of Far Cry 3, with modifications
to all aspects of the original game, including environments,
weapons and tools. Discover key Far Cry 3 locations and characters,
including Vaas, Jason and Citra, all completely redesigned in
Minecraft style. The map also features over 50 Easter Eggs,
hidden throughout the Islands.
With the map modded by Michael Lambert (Sacr3, creator of
Newcraft City), a well-known Minecraft enthusiast, and
artists Axel Janssen and Yohann Delcourt responsible for the
textures, the Far Cry 3 inspired pack will be released for free on
PC via the Far Cry official website.
Far Cry 3 is scheduled to release for the Microsoft’s Xbox
® video game and entertainment system,
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows
® PC on November 30, 2012 in the UK.
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About Far Cry3:
Far beyond the limits of civilization lies an island, a lawless
place ruled by violence and human suffering, where your only escape
is through drugs or the muzzle of a gun. This is where you find
yourself, stranded in a place that has forgotten right from wrong,
a place where you must live by the principles of violence to
survive. Discover the island’s bloody secrets and take the
fight to the enemy; improvise and use your environment to your
advantage; and outwit its roster of ruthless, deranged inhabitants.
Beware the beauty and mystery of this island of insanity.
You’ll need more than luck to escape alive.
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