One thing we’ve been looking forward to most at E3 2017 is a new trailer for the highly-anticipated Far Cry 5 and now the time has finally arrived. After a range of small reveals in the weeks leading up to the yearly gaming event, Ubisoft dropped the most exciting footage yet as the company took to the stage for its E3 conference.

The new Far Cry 5 gameplay trailer showed off some impressive-looking combat, as well as the cast of characters that players will be fighting alongside in their quest to liberate the town of Fall’s End from a fanatical cult. Grace Armstrong, gun for hire, is your own personal sniper, allowing the player to choose a location for the mercenary to camp and cover your back.

Boomer, on the other hand, is the squad’s ‘fangs for hire’ and a four-legged friend who will tackle enemies to the ground and bring their weapons to the player once they’re dead. Finally, Nick Rye completes the squad, and his piloting skills will have death raining from above for cult members all over Hope County.

Co-op gameplay is also confirmed for the entirety of the game’s story, meaning that the already strong handful of companions can be further bolstered by a friend in online play.

Dan Hay, executive producer for Ubisoft and the man behind Far Cry 5, has promised that this new installment in the long-running franchise will be a “completely different experience” for players and we’re very excited to find out what he means by that. In a recent interview with Game Rant, the developer announced that he aimed to make the game less linear, and a different experience for every player.

If previous reveals are anything to go by, these new companions will turn out to be just as strong characters as we’ve come to expect from the Far Cry franchise, and a series of new in-depth trailers gives us a look at three of the other NPCs that players will be interacting with when the game launches next year.

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Far Cry 5 releases for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 27, 2018.