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Posted by David Collins on March 1, 2010
Just Cause Tests It’s Parachute This Week

Just Cause Tests It’s Parachute This Week

The sequel for the 2006 revolution-instigating, parachute-wielding Just Cause will have a demo released this week. If you remember, the original game took place in the fictional Caribbean island called San Esperito & followed the exploits of Rico Rodriguez, a CIA black-ops agent tasked with starting a revolution to have dictator Salvador Mendoza overthrown. For Just Cause 2, the premise will stay fairly the same, seeing Rico travel to Southeast Asia to the island of Panau to overthrow the dictator Baby Panay & also have a face off with his former boss, Tom Sheldon. The whole game is said to be bigger & better:

With over 400 square miles of some of the most incredible gameplay locations ever seen, Just Cause 2 gives you the freedom to take on the world in more ways than you can possibly imagine. Freedom to decide where to go: snow-topped mountain ski resorts, sun-kissed tropical beaches, beached oil tankers in the middle of a desert, floating brothels or lost Japanese WWII soldiers on ‘skull’ island. Freedom to accept any mission: work for any of the three island factions, choose from almost 200 missions, challenges, assassinations and more. Freedom to bend reality to your cause: surf jet fighters into oil rigs, ‘helicopter hop’ from the burning wreckage of your aircraft and hijack your pursuer, devastate heavily defended military installations with nothing but your grapple and a snappy one-liner. Just Cause 2 gives you the freedom to make the game your own. This is your Just Cause.

As Rico Rodriguez, the Agency’s most powerful weapon, players must take on the island of Panau and its military regime in order to track down Rico’s former boss and mentor, Tom Sheldon, who has gone rogue with millions in Agency cash and intel. Using a unique grapple and parachute combination, there is no vertical limit as the air becomes your playground: grapple a passing plane in flight, hijack helicopters, BASE jump from the tallest buildings or mountains and leave a trail of chaos and destruction in your wake. Just Cause 2 offers players the freedom to attack missions any way they choose and, with over 100 vehicles and countless upgrades and collectibles, the choices for relentless adrenaline-fuelled action are limitless.

Hunt down and assassinate one of the game’s 50 military colonels; devastate military bases, bio fuel chambers, government infrastructure and more; hijack tuk tuks, military 4×4s, armored vehicles, mopeds, helicopter gunships, light aircraft, mini vans and numerous other military and civilian vehicles; freefall from desert outcrops or from burning planes at 20,000 feet; and unlock one full, multi-stage mission, traversing the mountains to a heavily fortified government radar station and ending in an unforgettable desert car chase.

Look for the demo to launch on March 4th with the full title hitting retail shelves on March 23rd for the PC, Xbox 360 & Playstation 3. Also, below is the latest trailer for it, dubbed Mid-Air Sabotage

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