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Blood Dragon Physical Re-Release Pre-Order Guide

It has been 20 years since the first Far Cry was released, a Ubisoft series that has gone on to become a video game juggernaut having released its sixth installment in 2021, and that’s not counting all of the spinoffs. To celebrate turning 20, Ubisoft has teamed up with Limited Run Games for a physical re-release of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Released during a Ubisoft era during which the studio was getting inventive with its expansions, Limited Run’s take on the re-release extends well beyond putting the games on PS4 and Xbox One.


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Blood Dragon has technically been available to play on those platforms since 2021, but from April 19, 2024, until May 19, 2024, you will be able to order a physical version of the game exclusively through Limited Run. The game’s case will have a reversible cover so you can make it look like you rented it from a video game rental store, leaning into the B-movie 1980s aesthetic of the game. There’s also an instruction booklet inside, something the gaming industry has largely left behind.



Blood Dragon’s Standard And Collector’s Editions

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Blood Expansion was a standalone expansion for Fallout 3. Inspired by 1980s action movies, you assume the role of Rex Colt and while the gameplay is naturally reminiscent of the game on which it’s expanded upon, the content is incredibly different.

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Additional Content

  • Reversible Cover
  • Booklet
  • Stickers

The PC version of the Blood Dragon re-release comes with a few more items, hence it being slightly more expensive than the console edition. If you order the game on PC you will get a double-sided poster and a big-box style collector’s box, neither of which is included with the PS4 and Xbox One versions.

What makes Limited Run’s Blood Dragon re-release really special is its Collector’s Edition. While the special edition of the classic Far Cry game costs quite a bit more than buying the game all by itself, it comes with a lot of added extras. A lot of video game collector’s editions come with a collector’s box, but this is the first example I can think of where that box doubles as a playset. When opened up, the box becomes a two-story Omega Force Base, and it’s not just for decoration either. The Collector’s Edition also comes with Rex Colt and Ike Sloan action figures so the in-game fight can continue after the console has been turned off.


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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Collector’s Edition

Limited Run has pulled out all the stops for the Collector’s Edition of its Blood Dragon re-release. The highlights of the collection include a functioning VHS and a two-story play set with action figures.

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Additional Content

  • Reversible Cover
  • Booklet
  • Stickers
  • Omega Force Base Collector’s Box – Opens into a Two-Story Play Set
  • USB Cassette Soundtrack – Music By Power Glove
  • Functioning VHS Tape Featuring Trailers And Promos
  • Colonel Ike Sloan Action Figure
  • Sergeant Rex Colt Action Figure

Also included with the Collector’s Edition is a USB cassette tape that features the game’s soundtrack performed by Power Glove, and my favorite item of everything mentioned so far, a functioning VHS tape. If you’ve got a VCR, or something else capable of playing the VHS, you can pop in your Blood Dragon tape and watch all of the trailers and promos for the game that have been loaded onto it.

Limited Run’s Blood Dragon Merch


If a Collector’s Edition loaded with retro extras still isn’t enough Blood Dragon for you, its physical re-release at Limited Run has been paired with the launch of an exclusive line of new merch inspired by the game. Some of the items available once pre-orders for the game go live include an Omega Force jacket and a Rex Colt Barbie-style t-shirt. There are also Blood Dragon toys and collectibles that look like they’ve been ripped right out of the era in which the game is set, including a skate deck, collectible coins, and trading cards.

Everything in Limited Run Games’ Blood Dragon range, including both editions of its physical re-release, will be available to pre-order through the links in the boxes above and at the Limited Run website starting from 10 am EST on April 19, 2024. You will have exactly one month to place your pre-orders before the collection is gone forever, and everything is expected to ship in September of this year.

FAQ

Should I Play Far Cry 3 Before Blood Dragon?

There is no need to play Far Cry 3 before you play Blood Dragon. Even though the games share a name, their stories are not related. Blood Dragon is a standalone expansion that uses the same gameplay as the game after which it is named.


How Long Does It Take To Beat The Blood Dragon In Far Cry 3?

Since it is still technically an expansion, albeit a standalone one, Blood Dragon is a relatively short game. It takes roughly four and a half hours to beat, but there is closer to nine hours of content if you’re intent on seeing absolutely everything.

What Is The Plot Of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon?

Rex Colt is living in a post-apocalyptic vision of 2007 from the 1980s. Thankfully, that vision never came to fruition. In Blood Dragon, Colt must go up against and stop his old commander Ike Sloan from using dragon blood to turn the everyone in the world into primitive savages. Very different from Far Cry 3 despite it and Dragon Blood’s shared DNA.

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