Far Cry 5‘s worldwide announcement trailer is finally here. So, strap in- you’re in for one heck of a welcome into the game’s setting, Hope County, Montana.

In Hope County, the fanatical doomsday cult Eden’s Gate plots a violent takeover of the region. As the player, you’ll be thrust into the role of a new junior deputy who finds themselves caught up in the county’s power struggle and must take down the fanatical cultists. Liberate the community of Hope County as the Resistance and help them stand up against the cultists who threaten them. As Ubisoft writes, the places you discover and the locals you ally with will “shape your story in ways you’ll never see coming.”

Players can navigate this world solo or in two-player co-op. As you’d expect from a Far Cry open world experience, the fight for freedom and survival will take you across unique locations around Hope County. There’s all sorts of vehicles you’ll be able to ride throughout the game’s expansive world that include iconic American muscle cars, big rigs, ATVs, boats, and even planes. Riding planes might get you into aerial dogfights against the cult, while cars might help you track down the cult across farmlands and forest.

Taking down the cult will need you to utilize any weapon at your disposal. You can choose from an arsenal of weapons that include guns, grenades, sledgehammers, baseball bats, and more.

You will also need all the help you can get: there’s a number of recruitable partners who will give you a hand. You can recruit from a large cast of Guns for Hire, and Far Cry 5 also brings Fangs for Hire- the ability to recruit animals like bears and cougars to fight for you. These options let players take either stealthy or forceful approaches to combat.

In addition, the release of the trailer brings a number of new story details to light. The characters on the game’s box art are the game’s antagonists, the leader’s of the Eden’s Gate cult. The man in the center is its central leader, Joseph Seed. The characters at his side include his siblings John, Jacob, and Faith.

There are also accompany trailers for the game’s supporting cast. These character vignettes highlight Father Jerome Jeffries, an African American priest whose followers have joined the cult; Mary May Fairgrave, a bartender with a knack for crafting Molotov cocktails; and Nick Rye, a pilot who wants to make the world a better place for his child.

Far Cry 5 will launch on February 27, 2018 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The game will also be coming to Microsoft’s Project Scorpio console and be compatible with PS4 Pro.

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