Well, believe it or not, March just got a little more crowded.
Square-Enix has announced that Just Cause 2 , the highly anticipated sequel to the open-world sandbox style action title from 2006, will launch on March 23, 2010 in North America and three days later in Europe, the Middle East, and Australasia. Avalanche Studios is at the helm for this one; they're using the proprietary Avalanche 2.0 Engine, and we'll be placed in a huge Southeast Asian island paradise…that will soon turn into a warzone. It's 400 square miles so there will always be plenty to see and do as you'll wander around through "snow-capped mountains, sun-kissed beaches, dense jungle and arid deserts." Said Lee Singleton, General Manager of Square-Enix London Studios:
"Just Cause 2 offers the freedom to explore and tackle the world in any way you choose. The grapple and the parachute mechanic will change the way you play open-world games, allowing players to be in the air in seconds, tackling missions from above and using the aerial advantage. If you prefer to stay on solid ground, the choices offered by the grapple are limited only by your imagination."
Rico Rodriguez is back as the protagonist and while on the island of Panau, you must track down Rico's former boss and mentor, Tom Sheldon. Sheldon has apparently disappeared off the reservation and gone rogue, along with millions in stolen cash taken from his former employer (the Agency). And you know, those 400 square miles are gonna be loaded with stuff , including "over 100 vehicles and countless upgrades and collectibles." Yeah, March is jam-packed but as this one comes out towards the end of the month, maybe you'll have time to squeeze it in. It certainly looks like a major upgrade over the original.
Related Game(s): Just Cause 2