Eidos pleads Just Cause for 360

Avalanche Studios' first game to fall on next-generation platform as well as PS2, Xbox, and PC.

Eidos today announced that Xbox 360 owners will soon have Just Cause on their side to go along with their PlayStation 2-, Xbox-, and PC-owning counterparts. The publisher today added Microsoft's next-gen console to the list of platforms for Avalanche Studios' action game, Just Cause, set for release this fall.

As a field operative and instrument of "regime change," players will work to overthrow the corrupt government of the South American island of San Esperito, which has apparently been stockpiling weapons of mass destruction. Eidos is promising an open-ended approach to the gameplay, with more than 300 missions players can choose to take part in and a massive island that can be explored by land, sea, and air. Eidos has also suggested there will be multiple ways to accomplish objectives, whether it involves pitting the island's factions against one another, allying yourself with rebel forces or drug runners, or inciting rebellion among the people.

Founded in 2003 by Christofer Sundberg and Linus Blomberg, the Swedish developer Avalanche Studios (not to be confused with 25 to Life developer Avalanche Software) includes talent from the Chronicles of Riddick and Headhunter games. Just Cause, the company's first game, was originally announced as a 2005 release for the PS2, Xbox, and PC in 2004.

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SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Could be good. I'll take a wait-and-see approach for now.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Driver came out before GTA3, so I'm pretty sure Rockstar got their ideas from GT Interactive and Reflections in knowing what their game should be like.

Seraphim_24
Seraphim_24

Ya know although the new Tomb Raider looks good it could still look much better if it had been redone from the ground up for the 360... I hope this isn't just another marginally enhanced port with a full $60 price tag... speaking of which does anyone know why we're paying $60 for the 360 games when we can get the same game on the PC for $50? If development costs have really gone up so much shouldn't we be paying more on teh PC as well?

ghsacidman
ghsacidman

Eidos hasn't had anything to do with a good game in the last year. It seems like any game they are connected to is a GTA clone (Gunslingers Tale in Mexico to name one of a few). The idea of this game sounds great! But I'm almost certain the controls will be crap and the graphics and physics will be nothing to jump about. Just look at the Gunslinger game, the cars didn't even control good enough to make a standard left turn. If you have to back up just to get around every turn, why bother having cars in the game at all? Stupid Eidos.

swamptick
swamptick

Things keep looking up for the 360. Glad to see more good titles comming to the good side.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

no ps3 announcement? sony owned!

Autolycus
Autolycus

another xbox game ported over to the 360. :thumbsdown: I am a huge 360 fan, but the developers are just launching this stuff to get more sales. There wont be any benefit of playing on the 360 SINCE IT WASNT WRITTEN FOR THE 360. PS3 is going to bomb

skatefreak89
skatefreak89

GTa was also on an Island, GTA is an driver clone

mikekare79
mikekare79

Why even buy it on a current gen system. Get it on the 360.

ALLoY1717
ALLoY1717

Sounds a little ambitous for Eidos. I will be very surprised if they can pull it off, and still make it a good game.

spitfire1856
spitfire1856

Sounds like a ripoff of some better games. Maybe it'll be good, who knows?

fat_shark
fat_shark

Sounds like Mercenaries: The South American Edition to me.

dn3datomiced
dn3datomiced

Hmmm... kinda sounds like Forerunner, eh?

buildar
buildar

I hope the the AI is good. Trying to incite rebellion or making partners with stupid allies is never fun. Even on a warm tropical island.

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

I've been watching this game finally materializing for a while - hope it turns out well.

OmGitsEDV
OmGitsEDV

s0unds gr8! can't w8! hail the 360!!!

davahsa
davahsa

Great....another 360 port!

yr175065
yr175065

I'll think about getting it...

fore_runner
fore_runner

What is this? Why isn't anyone announcing for the PS3? The game will still make launch! Aaargh, I want games to try out my PS3 with, not buying EVERYTHing for my X360.

rbarahona
rbarahona

The game sounds interesting. Looks like a GTA clone, but in an island. I wonder about the system to complete the objectives and also the way the player can explore the island of San Esperito.