Ubisoft unveiled its post-launch content plans for Far Cry 6 earlier this month, announcing that the new Far Cry is getting DLC themed around Stranger Things, Rambo and… Danny Trejo?
That’s right, the Machete actor will make an appearance in a crossover mission called Danny & Dani vs. everybody. In the mission, Trejo’s Tacos (Danny Trejo’s real-life restaurant) has set up shop on Far Cry 6’s fictional island of Yara in an effort to feed the poor.
However, when Trejo’s Tacos is attacked by the forces of Anton Castillo, Yara’s oppressive dictator, it’s up to protagonist (and Trejo superfan) Dani Rojas to team up with their hero Danny Trejo to protect the eatery – featuring Trejo, of course. , armed with his infamous machete. But how did Trejo get involved in a Far Cry game?
“He’s a gamer!” Far Cry 6’s Narrative Director Navid Khavari tells us when asked about Trejo’s involvement. “When we first called him, his first question was, ‘Is Jack Carver coming back?’ So he played, I think, Far Cry 1. It was a dream. I think he was really excited to be a part of the franchise, but he also kind of liked the angle of making tacos and trying to feed the poor in Yara. So there was a kind of heartwarming element.’
As we mentioned, Trejo’s Tacos Danny Trejo’s true restaurant business, with locations across North America. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Trejo donated hundreds of meals from his restaurants to frontline health workers at an LA hospital and served and distributed hot meals to those in LA who may have struggled during the pandemic. While Trejo’s character in Far Cry 6 clearly reflects some aspects of his iconic role of bounty hunter Machete, Trejo was also keen to include his charitable spirit in his cameo.
“The amazing thing is that when you talk to Danny and his manager, he somehow ends up in these situations in his life where he helps people,” explains Khavari. “He’s kind of a saint. But that was also very important to him and he wanted, and we really insisted, that he share his personal anecdotes and share his voice in this. We didn’t just want to do a cameo, we wanted to be like you’re actually with Danny Trejo.”
It is unclear how long the Danny & Dani vs. Far Cry 6’s Everybody Crossover Mission will last, or when it will come out, but we can’t wait to serve up tacos and wreak havoc with Danny Trejo.