JUST CAUSE 2 – PC – Preview

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Avalanche Studios and
Eidos are giving gamers another chance to base jump and free fall their way into
the gigantic world of Just Cause 2. Using the Avalanche 2.0 engine and
setting the location in Panau, a south east island in Asia, gamers should find
the world of Just Cause 2 to be much more expansive.

Having a premise that
Rico Rodriguez is back in the limelight with the agency due to his now corrupt
boss in the form of Tom Sheldon, Just Cause 2 is much more about insane
stunts, a lot of intense action and pure entertainment than the first iteration
ever was.

JUST CAUSE 2 Screenshot

Going on the manhunt to
find Sheldon, players will be able to base jump from 2,000 feet above sea level
and explore over 400 square miles for the rogue agency member. Including several
different climate zones, a real-time weather system, and allowing players to
free roam without ever interrupting their game session with loading, Just
Cause 2
is about as immersive as it gets.

Based on the idea of
causing as much chaos as one individual could, Just Cause 2 provides
gamers with a new ability and weapons to accomplish difficult tasks. Equipped
with a grappling hook and an updated parachute, Rodriguez is as agile and
intelligent as ever. Rodriguez can pull his parachute at any time and use it in
combination with his grappling hook to slingshot himself to various locations
within his perimeter. Connecting with any terrain that you encounter, any
building that stands before you, any vehicles that zooms past you, or any person
that blocks your way, the grappling hook is easily the most compelling addition
in Just Cause 2.

The Avalanche Studios
representative was able to show off how to drag enemies behind vehicles, suspend
them from lampposts, grab snipers from their perch, and even smashing two
enemies together all via the grappling hook. With the ability to quickly get
airborne and grapple hook from location to location, enemies will have a hard
time keeping an eye on Rodriguez in battle.

JUST CAUSE 2 Screenshot

Including over 60
missions (such as rescuing an informant), a large landscape to journey through,
over a 100 vehicles to drive (such as fire trucks, cars, boats, helicopters and
much more), and the ability to ride on the top of vehicles to combat enemies,
Just Cause 2
is bound to give action fans more than they bargained for.

With beautiful graphics
that are clearly an upgrade over the original, Just Cause 2 is set for a
2010 release with no target month as of this moment. It’s set to release on the
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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