Eidos pleads Just Cause for 360

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


Just Cause

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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