But not really. Bring on the 80’s in this new FPS shoot ‘em up with added neon lights, 2D cartoon animation, some VHS filters and a whole lot of Duke-Style attitude – Yeah!

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The year is 2007 and the apocalypse has just had an apocalypse, the only person standing between total global annihilation is you, Sergeant Rex Colt, a badass mark IV cyber commando that is half human –wait for it- half cyborg and all American. Stand back Duke, USA has a new breed of hero that will make Jason Brody look like a 14-year Old schoolgirl by comparison – and yes, he bears a remarkably strong resemblance to MacGyver.  Coincidence…I think not.

Ubisoft have announced that Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon will be released on 1 May 2013, which is just around the corner and comes complete with it’s own 80’s-style website. What’s more, players who pre-order the game will also get a free copy of the soundtrack by Power Glove.

Check out the kick-assery you can expect from Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon in the launch video below:

One thing I will openly admit is that I am really glad Jason Brody is not appearing in this sequel.

The other thing that makes me really excited is the notion that this may not be the first game of it’s kind that plays on the ‘older-generations’ nostalgia for the 80’s and leaving some asking: “WTF is a VHS?”