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Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker, Arena Master apps now in the wild


Far Cry 4 has a pair of companion apps awaiting iOS and Android users, provided they're up for a round of poker or controlling deadly arenas on the go. A press release from developer Ubisoft notes that both the Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker and Far Cry 4 Arena Master apps launched this week to complement Far Cry 4's high-elevation adventure.

In Arcade Poker, players make hands out of a set number of cards that gradually fall to the bottom of the screen. Each card can be repeatedly flipped into a new suit and value, but if they reach the bottom before the desired card is found, they'll slide into a playing hand as-is. Hands must meet demands tied to objectives, such as making a two-pair or a flush in one hand. Victories are rewarded with in-app currency, with progress eventually leading to cash-outs for money to use in FC4.


Arena Master lets players manage an entrant's opposition, sending a mix of animals and armed humans against a challenger. Stats vary between unit types, and currency earned through victories and successful ventures on a mission-oriented overworld map can be used to buy extra minions. Stronger types unlock as a player's rank increases, fueling higher survival odds against stronger enemies. Should you want to test your lethal creations on human, challenges can also be built and sent to threaten FC4 players.

If apps aren't really your thing, Editor-in-Chief Ludwig Kietzmann was kind to the main FC4 experience in his review, calling the in-game land of Kyrat "another interesting and absorbing world to fall into, shoot through, burn and then guide to new beginnings." Explorers should practice caution around more than FC4's wildlife however – the game's launch has been a little rough, inspiring Ubisoft to create a live update blog to address known issues, including the one that cost some PS3 owners playing digital copies their save files.
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MEDIA ALERT: Two Far Cry® 4 Apps Available Now

Accompanying the release of Far Cry® 4 earlier this week, two Far Cry Apps, Far Cry® 4 Arena Master, the official Far Cry companion app, and Far Cry® Arcade Poker are available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

Playable as a companion app to Far Cry 4 or a stand-alone game, Far Cry Arena Master lets players step into the role of an arena master. You'll prove your combat prowess and fight for fame and fortune in Noore's Arena. You'll earn the respect of roaring crowds and test your will to survive, battling man and beast alike, until only one contestant remains standing. The Arena Master Companion App on mobile devices allows the player to explore the open-world, collect animals or mercenaries to send them to battle against other players on the console or PC version of the game. The player can share progress and send custom Far Cry 4 arena challenges to friends from just about anywhere with an Internet connection with and iOS or Android device.

In Far Cry Arcade Poker score the best poker hand in this cross between a puzzle game and poker game to send in-game rewards directly to your Far Cry game.

To download and for more information on Far Cry 4 Arena Master:

App Store-

https://itunes.apple.com/app/far-cry-4-arena-master/id926351460?l=fr&ls=1&mt=8

Google Play-

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubisoft.farcry.arenamaster.companion

To download and for more information on Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker:

App Store- https://itunes.apple.com/app/id895110042

Google Play- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ubisoft.farcry.poker

Assets-

YouTube trailer for Far Cry 4 Arena Master - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCaEGgOZe9c&index=7&list=UU0KU8F9jJqSLS11LRXvFWmg

YouTube trailer for Far Cry 4 Arcade Poker- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvYCaUmW2Bs&index=12&list=UU0KU8F9jJqSLS11LRXvFWmg

For more information on Far Cry 4, please visit: farcrygame.com

For the latest on all of Ubisoft's games, please visit: ubiblog.com

About Ubisoft

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