Ubisoft's "Far Cry 5" may be a few more months from its release date, but the game developer is making sure that fans of the franchise will have something to keep them company as they wait for the game's launching.
According to a report from Gamespot, a figurine called "The Father's Calling" is now available at the Australian Ubisoft Store. The statue features the Eden's Gate cult leader, Joseph Seed, in his trademark pose of raising a rifle to rally his followers.
According to Ubisoft's official description of the statue, the figurine stands 32 centimeters tall and is made of PVC material. It also comes with Seed's removable gun plus a scepter on the base. "Joseph Seed is not only a priest, but also the charismatic leader of the Project at Eden's Gate," read the figure's description. "Discover a new Ubicollectibles figurine showing the Father rousing his believers to defend their holy project," it added.
Meanwhile, Ubisoft described Seed as someone from a backwater town in Georgia who was "toughened up" to become a "charismatic and visionary leader." He would go on to establish the "Project at Eden's Gate after hearing voices telling him the world would soon come to an end, and that he had been chosen to save the souls of 3,000 selected people," the character's official description added.
The figure comes with an $89 AUD price tag and will begin shipping on March 22, just five days before its official launching. Back in December, Ubisoft announced in a blog post that "Far Cry 5's" original launch date of February 27, 2018 will be pushed a bit further — a month to be exact.
In addition, Christine Burgess-Quémard, worldwide studios executive director for Ubisoft noted that the success of "Assassin's Creed: Origins" was one of the reasons they decided to push the game's release date to March.
"Taking more time with Assassin's Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision," the director explained in a press release. With the move resulting in the commercial success of "Origins," the company opted to use the same approach on "Far Cry 5."