There are plenty of hunting games that equip you with a virtual high-powered gun, but an upcoming video game challenges you to bring down large quarry with nothing but a crude spear and a bow and arrow.
“Far Cry: Primal” shifts away from the traditional modern-day hunting setting to place you in the prehistoric era, where you’re forced to fight for survival and bring down fearsome beasts alone or with the help of your determined tribe.
A teaser trailer released by Ubisoft revealed “Far Cry: Primal’s” gameplay, including a first-person perspective of a primitive hunt – reminding us that humans weren’t always on top of the food chain.
A blog on the company’s website also fleshed out more details of the game. Players will play as Takkar, an Ice Age man who is the lone survivor of an attack on his hunting group.
Alone in the wilderness, Takkar will need to craft tools and weapons from the bones of animals and scour the primeval forest for other crucial resources. At every turn, he’ll need to fend off dangerous humans and predators and protect the remainder of his tribe.
“Far Cry: Primal” will be released on Feb. 23, 2016 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and is currently available for pre-order.