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The Ubisoft E3 2017 press conference brought the first gameplay trailer for Far Cry 5, following the game’s recent announcement. Dan Hay, the franchise’s creative director, introduced a look at the game’s setting of Hope, Montana, a “vast, beautiful, and rugged” county beset by an armed cult.

The gameplay trailer effectively build upon its antecedent teaser, showcasing the fictional county and its army of religious militants. It primarily demonstrated the game’s combat companions, including a mercenary sniper and the previously teased gun-snatching dog. As in previous franchise entries, co-op was also promised, although its depth wasn’t spoken to–a co-op player was shown flying a plane overhead as the protagonist shot cultists in the street. The trailer concluded on a montage demonstrating the Far Cry franchise’s hallmarks of emergent gameplay and vehicle combat, including a particularly gruesome “accident” with a combine tractor.

Far Cry 5 is slated to release February 27th, 2018.