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Get your ass to Mars.

At first glance, the Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars DLC sounds rather stupid. It takes the game from it’s all-too-believable – seriously, mortifying, terrifyingly believable – setting to stand fast against an alien invasion on the red planet, Mars.

But then, take a moment to think about just how ridiculous Far Cry as a series is from one moment to the next, and it’s all fine. Seriously. It’s fine.

“Lost on Mars transports the franchise’s insanity from Hope County to the red planet,” apparently, as “Nick Rye is teleported to a hostile planet to help his buddy Hurk thwart an alien invasion of Earth.” The press release continues, with a “new arsenal of alien weaponry, including the Blaster of Disaster, Hellfire and Morphinator, while also introducing a new transversal tool with Space Jets.”

Yep, it’s nonsense on stilts, but what more did you expect from Far Cry 5 DLC?

Additionally, the release of the Lost on Mars DLC will see a whole swathe of Mars-themed assets available to map builders in the Far Cry 5 Arcade mode. All players will get access to the Mars assets, for free, so you’ll be able to use those alien weapons in their custom Eden’s Gate maps.

The Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars DLC will release worldwide, on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, on July 17th, 2018.

The next Far Cry 5 DLC, Dead Living Zombies, will launch in August, and will include another raft of free assets for Arcade mode.

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