If you decided to (wisely) avoid the Internet on April 1, you might have missed Ubisoft's rather amazing spoof Far Cry 3 spin-off, titled Blood Dragon. But a listing on Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace suggests that the game is real, and will be releasing on May 1.
"Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
is THE Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter taking place on a bizarre open-world island crawling with evil," reads the listing. "Welcome to an 80’s VHS vision of the future. The year is 2007 and you are Sargent Rex Colt, a Mark IV Cyber Commando who’s fighting against a cyborg army gone rogue. Your mission: get the girl, kill the baddies, and save the world."
Simply incredible. The downloadable game will apparently not require a copy of Far Cry 3
, and will apparently feature Michael Biehn of Terminator
(Sergeant Kyle Reese), Aliens
and Navy Seals
If you want to get into the 80s mood, listen to PowerGlove's Sound Cloud page
. These guys seem to be making the game's soundtrack - and it's delightfully retro.