A new Far Cry 5 trailer gives fans a fleeting look at the shooter’s first DLC, Hours of Darkness, and confirms the date on which players can take the fight to the jungles of 1960s Vietnam.
Set during the Vietnam War, players will quickly learn they’re not in Kansas anymore (or Montana, I guess). As Hope County’s Wendell “Red” Redler, players must fight the Viet Cong to free captured squadmates and get everyone home safely using a selection of new Vietnam-themed gear and abilities. The campaign can be enjoyed solo or in online co-op, and completing the campaign unlocks two different bonus modes. Survivor mode limits the player’s loadout for more of a challenge, while Action Movie Mode inversely buffs the loadout for more crazy-action opportunities.
The trailer doesn’t show much of the action awaiting players in Hours of Darkness, but it does give us a small primer for what’s to come. Accompanying the trailer is the release of the expansion’s soundtrack, which fans can check out on several digital music services.
The Hours of Darkness expansion launches June 5th, available standalone for $11.99, as part of the game’s $29.99 season pass, or as part of its $89.99 Gold Edition. In honor of Hours of Darkness, a variety of Vietnam-themed assets will unlock for all players to use in the Far Cry Arcade’s map creator, with the assets going live in the game following a May 24th update.
In other Far Cry news, the launch of the remastered Far Cry 3: Classic Edition is nearly upon us. It launches May 29th for Season Pass holders, a full four weeks before other players can jump in.