Today’s game trailers typically stick to a familiar template: overload the viewer with tons of fast-paced action sequences and explosions set to a generic dubstep track and call it a day. And while the latest Far Cry 4 trailer does feature its fair share of over-the-top action and awesome explosions, it’s the background music that sets it apart from the masses.
As The Tech Report notes, the Survive Kyrat trailer is set to a cover of Gloria Gaynor’s classic tune I Will Survive, setting a different tone than most of today’s trailers. The song has been covered by a wealth of musicians and bands over the years including Diana Ross, Selena and Cake, just to name a few.
The first installment in the Far Cry franchise from Ubisoft debuted on the PC in March of 2004. Its success spawned a sequel, Far Cry 2, in 2008 followed by Far Cry 3 two years ago.
As the name suggests, Far Cry 4 will be the fourth title in the main game series although there have been a number of spin-offs as well including Far Cry Instincts and the retro-inspired Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
There was even a film adaptation by the same name in 2008 although most would agree that it was pretty terrible.
Far Cry 4 is set to arrive on the PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on November 18. Those who pick up a copy for the PS3 or PS4 will get the added bonus of being able to invite friends to play with them over the PlayStation Network even if said friends don’t have a copy of the game.