Far Cry 4 release date

Far Cry 4 was one of the big announcements from E3 2014 thanks to Ubisoft. Here's what you need to know about Far Cry 4's release date, price, editions and features. Also see official trailers, gameplay and screenshots. See also: 14 games you should be most excited about for 2014 & 2015.

The follow-up to the hugely popular Far Cry 3 is almost here and with so many versions available you're probably wondering which to buy. We'll we've rounded up all the pricing for every platform and explained what each edition will get you.

There are all sorts including extra missions, bonus weapons, and physical collector's items like bobble heads, posters, figurines, metal boxes and more.

Far Cry 4: Release date and price UK

Ubisoft's Far Cry 4 will launch on 18 November on various platforms including PS4, Xbox One and PC. See below for a full price table for the different editions on different systems.

See also: PS4 vs PS3 comparison review

 

PC

Xbox One

Xbox 360

PS4

PS3

Standard

£39.99 (download)

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-

-

-

Season Pass

£23.99 (download)

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-

-

-

Gold Edition

£64.99

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-

-

-

Limited Edition

£39.85

£44

£39.99

£44

£39.99

Kryat Edition

£59.99

£65

£60

£65

£60

Kryat Ultimate

£84.99

£89.99

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£89.99

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Special Edition

£42.99

£47.99

£44.99

£47.99

£44.99

Special with Himalayan Pack

-

£89.99

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£89.99

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Prices via Amazon and GAME on 27/10/14.

Far Cry 4: Editions and pre-order bonuses

Standard Edition

This is exactly what it sounds like, the game in its simplest form available to download on PC.

Season Pass

The Season Pass is a pack of additional digital content including the Escape from Durgesh Prison campaign, the Valley of the Yetis campaign, Hurk Deluxe Pack - Five missions with Hurk including the Impaler harpoon gun, and Overrun – an exclusive PvP mode and map.

Gold Edition

Also only available on PC, the Gold Edition includes the Limited Edition (below) and Season Pass (above).

Limited Edition

The Far Cry 4 Limited Edition includes is Hurk's Redemption, which features three extra missions (60 minutes of gameplay). You'll also gain access to the unique unlockable weapon the "Impaler" Harpoon gun.

Kryat Edition

This collector's edition comes in a special box and includes a 20cm figurine of Pagan Min, a travel journal, propaganda poster, and map of the world. It also includes the Limited Edition (above).

Far Cry 4 screenshot

Kryat Ultimate Edition

The Ultimate Edition comes with the same as the above Kryat Edtion but adds the Season Pass (see above) and the exclusive Future Pack Metal Box. This edition is only available via the Uplay shop.

Special Edition

This edition is exclusive to GAME and includes Hurk's Redemption missions from the Limited Edition plus an exclusive 'Yak Farm' single-player mission. It also comes with a double-barrel Rifle and the 'Impaler' harpoon.

Special Edition with Himalayan Pack

This is also exclusive to GAME and comes with additional physical items. You'll get a Pagan Min bobble head figure, a Far Cry 4 mini GPS and a set of Far Cry 4 postcards.

Amazon pre-order

If you pre-order Far Cry 4 on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 or PC before the release date then you'll receive a code for access to the Amazon-exclusive Blood Ruby DLC Pack, featuring an extra mission and a bonus weapon (1911 pistol).

Uplay Shop pre-order

Pre-order at the Uplay shop to get the Driller Pack (the Driller Machine gun).

Far Cry 4: Gameplay and features

Far Cry 4 screenshot

Far Cry 4 is set in the Himalayas, in a wild fictional region named Kyrat. Players play the part of Ajay Ghale, who's aim is to scatter his mother's ashes in the country that was once her home. It's easier said than done to fulfil his mum's wish, though, as Ajay gets caught up in a civil war against the self-appointed king of Kyrat, Pagan Min.

Far Cry 4 screenshot

The game is set in an exotic open-world landscape that allows players to create their own story, brandish all-new weapons, discover new vehicles and take advantage of the wildlife they come across in Kyrat.

"Throughout the world, players will find varied plant life, some ideal for shade and others ripe for the picking if you're hunting down ingredients," says Ubistoft in a Far Cry 4 blog post. "And in the wilderness, animals large and small, docile and dangerous, soar, stalk or swim the world around you, waiting for you to cross their paths. Whether elephants or tigers, snow leopards or eagles, Kyrat's wildlife have lives all of their own and help to create Far Cry's hallmark sense of immersion."

Far Cry 4 screenshot

In addition to the new world of Kyrat, new features in Far Cry 4 include drop-in drop-out co-op mode that lets you team up with a friend for battle, and a map editor for creating and publishing your ideal map for others to see.

You'll also get to fly in a new gyrocopter, don your wing suit to soar back to earth, and climb aboard the back of a six-ton elephant ready to attack.

Far Cry 4 screenshot

Far Cry 4: Trailers & videos

Far Cry 4 screenshots

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