Square Enix preps Just Cause 2 for March launch

Square Enix Studios has confirmed that it will launch Just Cause 2 on March 23, 2010. The game – which is powered by a proprietary Avalanche 2.0 engine – features over 400 miles of East Asian island “paradise” in one of the most realistic virtual worlds ever created. 

The detailed background scenery includes snow-capped mountains, sun-kissed beaches, dense jungle and arid deserts that create a “stunning backdrop” for compelling open-world gameplay.

“Just Cause 2 offers the freedom to explore and tackle the world in any way you choose,” explained Square Enix spokesperson Lee Singleton. ??”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.”

According to Singleton, players assumes the role of protagonist Rico Rodriguez, who is considered the Agency’s most powerful weapon. As Rico, players are forced to challenge the island of Panau and its military regime to track down his former boss and mentor Tom Sheldon who has turned rogue.??

“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,” said Singleton.

??”The game 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-fueled action are limitless.”

Just Cause will be released on multiple platforms, including the Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

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