Just Cause 2 dated: March 23

Just Cause 2 slated for a March 23 release

With Bayonetta and Dark Void shining in January, and BioShock 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction shooting up February, the first quarter of 2010 is fast filling up with top-tier action titles. Square-Enix knows this, and has smartly slated Just Cause 2 for a March 23 release.

At the end of March, Just Cause 2's outrageous action antics -- featuring skydiving, grappling onto helicopters, and riding rockets -- have room to potentially stand out after gamers have had their fill of the aforementioned games. And heck, maybe this crazy recession will finally be over and done with by then. The press release announcement is below. Keep your eyes on GamePro.com for a new, hands-on preview of the game this week!

Just Cause 2 set to ship this spring

Explosive action sequel makes a March entrance

LONDON (November 24, 2009) - Square Enix London Studios, a part of Square Enix Europe, today announces that the anticipated action sequel to 2006's top-selling Just Cause(r) will release in-stores on March 23rd, 2010, in North America and March 26th, 2010, in Europe, Middle East, and Australasia.

Developed by Avalanche Studios and using the proprietary Avalanche 2.0 Engine, Just Cause 2(tm) features over 1000Km (400miles) of South East Asian island paradise in one of the richest, most realistic game worlds ever seen. Snow-capped mountains, sun-kissed beaches, dense jungle and arid deserts create a stunning backdrop for a unique and compelling take on open-world gameplay.

"Just Cause 2 offers the freedom to explore and tackle the world in any way you choose," said Lee Singleton, General Manager of Square Enix London Studios. "The grapple and the parachute mechanic will change the way you play open-world games, allowing players to be in the air in seconds, tackling missions from above and using the aerial advantage. If you prefer to stay on solid ground, the choices offered by the grapple are limited only by your imagination."

As Rico Rodriguez, the Agency's most powerful weapon, players must take on the island of Panau and its military regime in order to track down Rico's former boss and mentor, Tom Sheldon, who has gone rogue with millions in Agency cash and intel. Using a unique grapple and parachute combination, there is no vertical limit as the air becomes your playground: grapple a passing plane in flight, hijack helicopters, BASE jump from the tallest buildings or mountains and leave a trail of chaos and destruction in your wake. Just Cause 2 offers players the freedom to attack missions any way they choose and, with over 100 vehicles and countless upgrades and collectibles, the choices for relentless adrenaline-fuelled action are limitless.

Just Cause 2 will be available for the PlayStation(r)3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Games for Windows, and will be released under the EIDOS brand portfolio. More information is available on the official website at www.justcause.com.

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