Today Ubisoft confirmed that Far Cry 4 will hit the shelves this November.

Fans of the series will get to swap their mosquito repellent for a woolly hat, as the action shifts from Far Cry 3’s tropics to the snowbound Himalayan mountains.

Exactly what players will be getting up to in this new frosty environment remains unclear, but Ubi has given us a brief outline of the setting:

“In Far Cry 4, players find themselves in Kyrat, a breathtaking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles, and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape.”

That doesn’t sound like a great departure for the series, but given the success of the last installment that should be no surprise. The confirmation comes after a flurry of speculation and leaks last month regarding the new setting.

Other rumors currently floating around the internet include mountable elephants, but budding Hannibals should wait for official confirmation before getting too excited.

Details of the release came in a financial report, and confirms that the Montreal based developer is counting on Far Cry 4 to drive sales this year.

Far Cry 3 was a big success story for Ubi, and the report shows that the company is aiming to build on that by putting Far Cry 4 among the top ten selling games of this year.

Other key titles expected to drive performance included Assassin’s Creed Unity, Just Dance, The Crew and the highly anticipated Watch Dogs.

More information regarding Far Cry 4 will be released during Ubisofts E3 2014 briefing on the 9th of June.

Are you looking forward to Far Cry 4? What do you think of the new setting? Let us know in the comments!