Far Cry New Dawn's bombastic launch trailer prepares you for the apocalypse

Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn (Image credit: Ubisoft)

Fallout 76 may have been a disaster of epic proportions, but that hasn't stopped other publishers from trying to capitalize on the popular genre. Recently, Ubisoft revealed Far Cry New Dawn, the sequel to Far Cry 5. If you've finished Far Cry 5, you know that it ends in disaster. If you choose to arrest The Prophet, then a string of nuclear explosions occur around the world and the planet is plunged into chaos.

When one story ends, another one begins. Far Cry New Dawn presents a new threat against Hope County, Montana. Today, Ubisoft released a launch trailer which highlights the plot of the game. You're tasked with liberating the region once more, albeit years later. There is a lot of chaos — and even more explosions — on your quest.

Just like the story trailer which released a few days ago, the launch trailer depicts the desperation of the people who survived the nuclear apocalypse, and the uneasy alliances they have to make in order to counter a new threat. Oddly enough, The Prophet is back and he looks remarkably similar to when we last saw him.

Considering that Fallout 76 has been criticized for being broken and visually-dated at launch, Far Cry New Dawn seems like it might hit the high notes. However, with Rage 2 around the corner, it seems like the post-apocalyptic space is going to be overcrowded in the near future, especially because both game look so similar.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.