It’s enough to make a long suffering Rico fan cry tears of joy.
Square Enix has just offered a ray of hope to those of you waiting for a long dormant series to be revived. The last instalment of the Just Cause series of open world action games arrived well over four years ago, leading some to conclude it had quietly been retired. The truth, of course, is rather different, with Square announcing that it is working with original series developer Avalanche Studios to bring a new chapter to PC and current generation consoles in 2015
According to Avalanche founder Christofer Sundberg, Just Cause 3 will see returning protagonist Rico travel to “a beautiful Mediterranean archipelago” where he will use his trademark “Grapple and Parachute”, along with a new item known as the “Wingsuit”. Though it isn’t discussed in the press release, it’s probably fair to assume that Rico will bring along a gun or two as well, strictly for self-defence.
With Just Cause being revived for a new generation, you have to wonder if other open world action games could go down the same road. Could we see a new instalment of Mercenaries or True Crime? Probably not.