Far Cry 7 leak is good news for Nintendo Switch players

Far Cry 7 leak is good news for Nintendo Switch players
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Joseph Kime

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28th Sep 2023 15:55

It's sad to admit that Far Cry has been a little stagnant for a moment, and that's a fact that even the most dedicated fans of Ubisoft's long-running series struggle to refute. Despite each entry trying to reinvent itself with a colourful cast of rogues and new locale, the best could be behind us. 

The series' peak in the days of Far Cry 3 and 4 was a true spectacle, with the adventure games' big bads becoming instantly iconic. Since then, though the tiles have maintained a pretty strong lineage of egomaniac meanies, they have lost fans over the years - struggling to keep up with its own legacy.

Still, it's hoped that the next mainline title could pull things back around for Far Cry 7. If the latest leaks are to be believed, it could be going very modern.

Far Cry 7 may feature a conspiracy group antagonist

Key art, featuring the female protagonist of Far Cry 6.
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A new leak from Insider Gaming has indicated that we have some exciting new details to glean from Far Cry 7. Even though there is no evidence for the leak, and it should be taken with a pinch of salt, it's compelling all the same.

The leak claims that Far Cry 7 will follow a non-linear story structure, focusing on the kidnapping of a wealthy family at the hands of a conspiracy group called The Sons of Truth. The leak explains that you'll have to rescue your family within a strict in-game timer.

The timer is reportedly set to 72 hours (equaling 24 real-world hours) and will tick down unless paused while you're in specific safe houses. The non-linear elements mean the family can be rescued in any order, while the death of family members will alter the way the story continues.

It's a compelling claim, especially as the imposed timer would dramatically change how Far Cry 7 is played. That's not all, as an even bolder claim has indicated that there's some good news for Nintendo fans who have previously been forced to miss out.

Far Cry 7 is claimed to come to Nintendo's next console

According to the Editor-in-Chief of the Brazillian publication Universo Nintendo, Far Cry 7 is also set to launch on the next Nintendo console on day one, as claimed on Twitter.

Again, there is no real confirmation for these details, but it's good news for Nintendo fans who are usually locked out of Far Cry. Aside from Far Cry Vengeance, none of the games have graced a Nintendo console, making us even more sceptical that this could be the real deal. 

Unsurprisingly, there are worries about how Nintendo's comparatively shaky hardware faces up to the demands of such a big open-world title. We know it managed Tears of the Kingdom, but still, even the Switch 2 might struggle with Fary Cry 7. Just look at Mortal Kombat 1

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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