Far Cry: New Dawn revealed; headed to PS4, PC and Xbox One

Far Cry: New Dawn is a sequel to Far Cry 5, but it's also a standalone title. New Dawn takes place seventeen years after the bombs fell on Hope County, and the world has changed a lot in that time... A demo for the game is also coming exclusively to Xbox One tomorrow as well.

Far Cry New Dawn goes post-apocalyptic in the latest entry in the series ahead of its April release date. Here, you can upgrade your weapons and vehicles. It'll cost $40 in the U.S.; worldwide pricing has not yet been announced.

Beware of Far Cry 5 spoilers below. Raised in a lawless frontier, the twin sisters and their band of scavengers live only for today and have descended upon Hope County to take all available resources.

But it isn't just flowers that are populating the revitalised Hope County: a ragtag gang wearing Motocross armour called the Highwaymen have entered the scene, screeching to the fill the void left by the Peggies. Which is where New Dawn holds its appeal.

But Bethesda's other post-apocalyptic open world game has a considerably less serious and more anarchic tone, so maybe all three can happily coexist... Weapons are tailored on the workbench at home base. We'll be getting Nana, a sniper-wielding senior citizen, and a particularly aggressive boar called Horatio to tag along with us.

Guns for Hire: Ubisoft admits that Far Cry New Dawn is balanced to give co-op players the best possible experience, for those playing solo the new Guns for Hire is an option. They have their own world and you get into that world. Far Cry: New Dawn Creative Director Jean-Sebastien said these decisions were a combination of the writing team's opinions and consideration for "who the players appeciat [ed]".

Vanessa Coleman