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Play as Far Cry’s Most Infamous Villains with Far Cry 6’s Season Pass

The real stars of the Far Cry series aren’t Jason Brody, Ajay Ghale, or the Deputy – they’re Vaas Montenegro, Pagan Min, Joseph Seed, and the other villains whose larger-than-life personas have helped make each game so memorable and kept fans clamoring for more. And if you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to actually play as them, you’re about to find out, because those three aforementioned antagonists are each getting their own DLC episodes, included in the Season Pass for Far Cry 6.

Unfolding within the minds of each character, the three DLC episodes feature locations from Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4, and Far Cry 5, and feature the voice talents of Michael Mando (Vaas), Troy Baker (Pagan Min), and Greg Bryk (Joseph Seed), who all reprise their original roles. Each episode challenges you to survive as long as possible; the longer you stay alive, the more perks and weapons you’ll unlock. Dying means starting over from scratch, but the knowledge and skills you’ve developed will help you push further into each villain’s heart of darkness.

The Season Pass on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One also includes access to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon – Classic Edition, which will take you back to the grim neon cyber-future of 2007 to play as Sergeant Rex “Power” Colt. He’s an all-American action hero hell-bent on destroying an army of killer cyborgs while dishing out gritty one-liners and tangling with massive lizards that shoot lasers from their eyes. You’ll even be able to bring Colt’s signature cyber-style back to the island of Yara with an array of Blood Dragon-themed items for Far Cry 6, including weapons, a vehicle, and a robo-canine animal companion (known in Far Cry 6 as an Amigo) named K-9000.

Far Cry 6 is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on October 7, when you’ll be able to ignite a revolution as Dani Rojas and take on the vast armies of the ruthless dictator Antón Castillo, played by Giancarlo Esposito. Revolutionary or tyrant, pirate lord or cyber-commando – however you want to play, there’s something for everyone in Far Cry 6 and its Season Pass.

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Far Cry® 6 Ultimate Edition

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Far Cry® 6 Season Pass contains three DLCs featuring your favorite Far Cry® villains and the iconic Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon Classic Edition. – Embark on a new twisted adventure as you play from the perspective of Vaas, Pagan Min, and Joseph Seed. – Each DLC will feature a new open world that is a physical representation of each villain’s mind – Far Cry®3: Blood Dragon brings the retro-futuristic Kick-Ass Cyber Shooter to current-gen consoles.

Author: Mikel Reparaz, Editor, Ubisoft
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Cruella movie: Why the best villains have British accents

Cruella, as fans know, speaks with an incredibly posh English accent in 101 Dalmatians. Despite her best portrayals coming from American actresses – Emma Stone and Glenn Close – Cruella is a proper British villain, with her background steeping in eccentricities and high fashion.

According to the experts at the language learning app Babbel, there is a long heritage to the RP accent (received pronunciation) which has helped form the reason why it works so well when put with villains in movies.

Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, the experts said: “Why is the accent so villainous? This is due to its connotations.

“Accents and dialects provide cultural shorthands to tap directly into popular stereotypes.

“The stereotype of British Received Pronunciation is someone smart, suave and often sneering.

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“The accent comes with a connotation of power, which links to our associations with the British Empire.

“It lends villains in films a certain level of sophistication and gravitas, even if only imagined.”

As well as that, the stereotypes have been added to by big companies by Disney, who favoured this voice when casting its villains.

The experts continued: “Ever since Alan Rickman captured American audiences in Die Hard and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, or in Peter Cushing’s Star Wars and Anthony Hopkins’ Silence of the Lambs — the default evil ‘movie accent’ of choice is British Received Pronunciation.

“Disney, in particular, likes to cast female British villains: from the evil queen in Snow White to Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians, their villainesses share a common accent.”

So much of the stereotypes linked to the RP accent are, as the experts explain, steeped in the historical context from which they come, and the link to being ‘posh.’

The experts added: “British Received Pronunciation (BRP) originated during the late 18th century, originally spoken among the upper classes of England, before spreading across the establishment and the far reaches of the British Empire.

“A posh accent was, and still often is, regarded as a sign of ‘superior’ social status, as it was historically associated with those who went to public schools, such as Eton, and elite universities like Oxford and Cambridge.

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“Even today, figures from across British society, including the royal family, use British Received Pronunciation.

“Stereotypically, it’s still regarded by some as being the ‘proper’ way of speaking.

“In the past, many people adjusted their accents to be more ‘posh sounding’ in order to fit the stereotype of working in a prestigious role.

“Now, however, in a somewhat less marginalised society, we hear regional accents from across the UK in our news reporting and throughout the media.”

Emma Stone, who is playing Cruella, has a particularly tough job on her hands to nail the perfect villain accent, and Babbel experts suggested some tips for her, as well as highlighting how the eccentricities of Cruella may aid a slightly more bombastic accent.

They said: “In the exciting trailer for Cruella, there are some signs that Stone pulls off the accent…

“Her clipped, staccato pronunciation of words like ‘Cruella’, ‘nicked’ and ‘poetic’, all sound pretty accurate, too.

“Of course, the choice vocab in places, such as ‘I’m just getting started darling’, help her to sound more British – that line in particular sounds quintessentially posh, and lends itself to the soft ‘r’ sounds of a BRP accent.

“What doesn’t particularly help Stone, is that she shares scenes with the actor Emma Thompson, who is both British and known for her roles that feature a posh BRP accent.

“We must keep in mind though, that Stone is playing a villainous cartoon character, so an over-the-top approach to sounding British-and-evil, can’t hurt when it comes to portraying Cruella.”

Fans can find out whether they think Emma has managed to nail her accent by watching the movie.

Cruella is out in cinemas and on Disney Plus now

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