Far Cry 4 on PS4 announced – The Himalayas! Mad kings! Plus, it’s out 21 November 2014!

Ubisoft has just announced Far Cry 4 and its release date, with the open-world shooter coming to both PS4 and PS3 this 21 November. As months of rumours suggested, the game is indeed set in the Himalayas.

Here’s the first full press release…

“Today, Ubisoft announced Far Cry® 4, an open-world, first-person shooter that delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry experience ever. Far Cry® 4 will be available November 21 in the UK for PlayStation 4® computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.

Development on Far Cry® 4 is being led by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Ubisoft’s Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai, and Ubisoft Kiev.

In Far Cry® 4, players find themselves in Kyrat, a breathtaking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king.  Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles, and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape.”

Exciting, eh? Though quite why publishers think Thursday evening at 5pm is a good time to announce your megaton new FPS is anyone’s guess. The new snowbound setting is at least incredibly exciting, and marks a stylistic change for the traditionally tropical series on a par with Call Of Duty’s brand of warfare going Modern. We’re hoping that animals bit means the heavily rumoured rideable elephants have made the cut. C’mon controllable Dumbo.