Just Cause 3 Story, World Size Details Revealed

Game takes place "several years" after Just Cause 2; world size is 400 square miles.

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Following the official announcement of Just Cause 3 on Tuesday, more details about the game have now come to light regarding the game's story and world size, among other things.

Game Informer reports that Just Cause 3 will take place "several years" after 2010's Just Cause 2. Rico is still the main character, but he has "significantly aged" since we last saw him.

In terms of setting, Just Cause 3 will take place in the fictional Mediterranean archipelago of Medici, where he will square off against General Di Ravello and his ironfisted regime.

Rico will have a number of new items and abilities available to him in Just Cause 3, including a new grapple hook (it can apparently hook onto almost any object), as well as a new wing suit to propel him to incredible speeds while falling from the sky.

As for Just Cause 3's sheer size, Game Informer reports that the title will feature a 400 square mile map, with all three main areas available to explore from the onset. Throughout the game, you'll encounter enemy bases, propaganda billboards, and loudspeakers, which you must destroy in order to "capture" the area. Doing so means you'll be able to fast travel and save vehicles there.

In terms of controls, Game Informer reports that they have been "retooled" and now feel "a lot tighter." Just Cause 3's racing segments, meanwhile, have benefited from the contributions of former Burnout developers, according to the report.

Just Cause 3 launches in 2015 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Despite reports that suggested it would be free-to-play, developer Avalanche Studios has since clarified that this won't be the case, and that the game won't have any microtransactions at all.

2015 will be a big year for Avalanche, as the developer also plans to launch Mad Max for consoles and PC next year. Just Cause 3 is in development at Avalanche's New York City office.

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