Fresh Just Cause 3 screenshots, just ‘cause

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I have a soft spot for Just Cause – mostly because the whole things ludicrous. Unlike most open world games that begin to feel like half of everything you do is by decree or checklist (Yes Ubisoft, I’m looking at you), everything in Just Cause is there for the sake of fun. Balls to the wall, over the top fun. Here are some new screenshots showing some of that mental entertainment.

Scanned from a German magazine, these screens are likely bullshots, and don’t seem to be available anywhere else; not from publisher Square Enix’s press site, not from developer Avalanche or any of its associated channels. It means we’re quite likely soon to receive official screens and possibly an impending trailer.

I was a little giddy Just Cause 3 was announced – mostly because it just meant that we’d be able to grapple on to helicopters again, and also because the official announcement nixed previous rumours of the game being developed as a free-to-play nightmare.

“To be perfectly clear: Just Cause 3 will be available in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. It will be distributed as a retail box and digital download. It is not a Free To Play game. It does not feature in-game micro transactions,” said Avalanche’s Christofer Sundberg.

Just Cause 3 is coming later this year, ready to bring your wildest Michael Bay dreams to life. I can’t wait, actually. It’s all frightfully silly stuff – and after what seems like too many dark and gritty, ultra- serious games, could be just the ticket. Hopefully, its creators have learned a trick or two from the talented people behind some of the more brazen Just Cause 2 mods – like the ones adding multiplayer and co-op to a game that didn’t contain them.

 

Read  Rico finally has a rival in Just Cause 4

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Last Updated: February 2, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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