Far Cry 4 will be released on November 21 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, Ubisoft announced today.

Like prior games in the series, Far Cry 4 is an open-world first-person shooter, but this time it will be set in a fictional region of the Himalayas called Kyrat, “an untamed region currently ruled by a despotic self-appointed king”, according to Ubisoft.

Development is being led by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Shanghai, and Ubisoft Kiev.

"Following the success of Far Cry 3, we wanted to take the franchise to the next level and create a game that will surprise players and exceed fans' expectations," said executive producer Dan Hay.

"Given the unique setting, we feel Far Cry 4 will stand out as a top first-person shooter and we're eager to reveal more about the game in the coming months."

Those who pre-order the game will be automatically upgraded to the Limited Edition, which features three extra single-player missions collectively known as Hurk’s Redemption.

These mission star Far Cry 3’s Hurk and his harpoon gun The Impaler.

Far Cry 4 set in Himalayas, coming to consoles and PC Nov. 21