There has always been an intriguing element of survival in the Far Cry games, and the upcoming third installment will certainly be no exception.

Check out the Official Survival Guide that welcomes you to the Rook Islands, where vast forests are part beautiful scenery, part deadly environment. There are more than just human baddies in the world of Far Cry 3 , and you'll have to know what to do when, say…a freakin' tiger jumps you.

Slated to arrive on December 4, this is one of the most anticipated games of the year. The lengthy cooperative gameplay presentation at E3 was probably more than enough to convince most, but new videos like this showcase the game's depth and variety, not to mention its colorful backdrops. Explore, conquer, survive. Good luck!