Far Cry New Dawn Revealed at Video Game Awards

December 8, 2018

As usual, the rumours and leaks were aplenty so it came as no surprise when the Ubisoft trailer hit the screens at the annual Video Game Awards this year, and we can now reveal details about Far Cry New Dawn – an upcoming post-apocalyptic explosive shooter from award winning developer Ubisoft Montreal.

We were just recently having a round-table about the ending of Far Cry 5 at Rocket Chainsaw where we discussed where the game could go after the nukes, and how similar it could be to the recent disaster that was Fallout 76, but after watching the Far Cry New Dawn Gameplay Trailer revealed at last night’s VGA’s, the game is looking more like upcoming chaotic Rage 2 than Fallout 76.

Watch the official Far Cry New Dawn Official World Premiere Gameplay Trailer below:


Seventeen years after a global nuclear catastrophe, civilization re-emerges from the chaos to find a world dramatically changed. In Hope County, Montana, the remaining populace has divided into different groups, each with their own rules for survival.

While these groups attempt to rebuild their lives, a new threat has arisen, twin sisters Mickey and Lou. The Twins are completely at home in this new world, having grown up in the harsh conditions caused by a cataclysmic event and learned to survive by any means necessary. They lead a merciless band of scavengers, the Highwaymen, across the country plundering and pillaging for their own benefit and enjoyment. For them, there is no tomorrow – only the present. And the most powerful characters will rule.

Their next stop? Hope County.

The trailer, which introduces the game’s antagonisters (antagonist sisters, ha!) doesn’t actually explain who the protagonist is, however we have our theory that it may be the one character that we all learned to love in Far Cry 5: Joseph Seed.

The Far Cry games have always had strong, memorable antagonists so twisting a story around to turn one into an apparent ‘good guy’ would be an interesting concept to say the least. Cult leader Joseph Seed is seen right at the very end of the gameplay reveal trailer, saying, “I led us into the new world, I thought that it would be glorious… I was wrong.”

While New Dawn is almost certainly using the exact same map from Far Cry 5, the environment appears to be vastly changed. 17 years of post-nuclear destruction has given new life to Hope County, Montana and with it new communities, new weapons, and of course new enemies.

The game is currently listed for pre-order at $69.95 AUD which means Ubisoft is acknowledging that it is not a full production game, but fans should be excited as it appears New Dawn will offer plenty more hours of Hope County fun.

Rocket Chainsaw reviewed Far Cry 5 when it launched in March 2018, giving it 4 stars and calling it, “a possible Game of the Year contender”.

Far Cry New Dawn will release on February 15, 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC platforms. Stay tuned to Rocket Chainsaw for all the latest on New Dawn as we get it, or head to the official Far Cry website here.