That didn’t take long.
Mere hours after its initial teaser and hours before its official reveal, the title and cover art for the next Far Cry has already leaked.
If you want to remain surprised and experience childlike joy when the next Far Cry is announced at tonight’s Game Awards, don’t keep reading.
According to leaker Wario 64 on Twitter, the new Far Cry is called Far Cry: New Dawn, and it’s cover features an aesthetic reminiscent of Rage 2, with two women on the cover torturing a man tied to a car.
Far Cry New Dawn cover art pic.twitter.com/VLiPcaEQys
— Wario64 (@Wario64) December 6, 2018
Yesterday’s teaser seemed to indicate that Far Cry: New Dawn is something of a direct sequel to Far Cry 5, at least in its setting and overall story arc. It might not feature characters like cult leader Joseph Seed, but the scenery on New Dawn‘s cover looks incredibly similar to Far Cry 5‘s Hope County, and the man tied to the car shares Seed’s fashion sense.
What’s more intriguing is whether the women on the cover who are doing the torturing are going to be the heroes or the villains of Far Cry: New Dawn. The last three main, numbered Far Cry titles have all put their antagonists on the cover, but their respective spin-offs—Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Far Cry Primal, which reused Far Cry 4‘s map but went all the way back to prehistoric times—both featured their protagonists. If Far Cry: New Dawn is similarly a spin-off to Far Cry 5, we might be looking at our playable characters, and the game might be putting more emphasis on cooperative multiplayer.
If you want to catch the reveal live, you can tune into the 2018 Game Awards tonight at 5:30 p.m. PT on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook Live, or Mixer.