News: Rico Rodriquez returns really soon!
After an initial announcement in a financial statement a little over a year ago and a public unveiling in various magazine articles last month, Eidos has officially announced Just Cause 2 for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The game will be developed by Avalanche Studios, makers of the original game, and it will be released sometime in 2008.
Just Cause 2 will once again star special agent Rico Rodriquez. This time he travels to a new island in turmoil, the fictional South East Asian island of Panau.
Here's what Eidos had to say about the game:
With more stunts, vehicles and weapons than ever before and an incredible overhauled grappling hook, Rico returns to action in Panau, an incredibly detailed and vast 1000 sq km game world of different climates and ultra-realistic weather effects. Leap from your plane and skydive from 10,000 feet down into a tropical jungle, tear across an arid desert in a dune buggy or climb your way up a snowy mountain in a 4x4. The vast open-ended, unique gameplay is back, allowing you full freedom once again to free roam and explore the massive world of Panau and tackle your assignments however you want.
With a new and improved air, land and sea stunt system featuring Rico's notorious parachute and grappling hook, taken to incredible new extremes and a massive array of new vehicles featuring an advanced driving model, players can now pull off some of the finest action stunts ever seen in a video game in a truly massive and beautifully rendered environment.
?Remember everything you loved about Just Cause, then take it to the next level: vehicles, stunts, weapons, freedom, grappling hook, action, everything,? said Alex Price, Brand Manager. ?The game world is even more incredible in Just Cause 2 and Rico has done a bit of growing up, so expect quite a few new surprises up his sleeves.?
We'll have more soon.