Far Cry 4 Announced For November Release

Far Cry is going to the mountains—the next game in Ubisoft's open-world shooter series will be set in the Himalayas, and it'll be out this fall for current- and last-gen platforms (minus Wii U).

Far Cry 4, a sequel to 2012's successful Far Cry 3, had been rumored for quite some time now. Today it's official. Here's Ubisoft describing the game:

Taking a sharp turn away from the lush island jungles of the top-rated Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 is set in Kyrat, an untamed region currently ruled by a despotic self-appointed king. But don't be lulled into a false sense of security by the achingly beautiful views; Kyrat is a wild land full of perils. Once again, players will be able to craft their own stories as they travel through this exotic open world teeming with wildlife – using their wits along with an assortment of powerful weapons and diverse vehicles.

"Following the success of Far Cry 3, we wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise players and exceed fans' expectations," said Dan Hay, Executive Producer. "Given the unique setting, we feel Far Cry 4 will stand out as a top first-person shooter and we're eager to reveal more about the game in the coming months."

Far Cry 4 will be out on November 18 for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.