Swedish retailers open Far Cry 3 preorders, coming this year?

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Two Swedish retailers have created preorder pages for the next iteration of Far Cry. Game.se and Webhallen.com have priced a standard and collector's edition of Far Cry 3 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A basic PC copy will cost 499kr, while console versions are 599kr. The collector's edition is 799kr and 999kr. A direct conversion shows higher than usual pricing in US dollars, but Ubisoft will surely stick to the norm.

What's more interesting, is that both sites claim the title is coming in 2010. Ubisoft has previously said that it's developing the franchise's third installment, but nothing has been officially unveiled. You'd think they would have said something by now if a holiday launch was planned -- especially with E3 and Gamescom recently passing. Some speculate the developer is planning a blowout for the Tokyo Game Show next month.


The stores could also just be speculating it's coming this year in an effort to score a few early sales. One makes it clear that "price, product description and release dates are tentative and subject to change." Far Cry 3 is set in Africa again, but with an even larger world and a completely updated Dunia engine. The listing mentions that an Internet connection is required to play the game, which presumably means Ubisoft's DRM is present.

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