Just Cause 2 screenshot
Just Cause 2 screenshot

Just Cause 3 will be released in 2012, according to rumouring by Xbox World magazine. The latest issue states that its spies have confirmed the existence of the title.

"Our spies say devs Avalanche are hard at work as we speak, and that it's set for release next year," reads the magazine's rumour section.

Earlier this year Just Cause producer Andreas Thorsen told VideoGamer.com that Avalanche would love to work on Just Cause 3, but the future of the IP was in publisher Square Enix's hands.

"Eidos or Square Enix owns the IP. If they want to do anything else in that franchise with us I think we'd very much like to do so, yeah," he explained.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Given that Just Cause has been a successful franchise for Eidos/Square Enix it would not be hugely surprising to see a third instalment sometime in 2012. The second game hit stores in March 2010, meaning a two year dev cycle. It would add to what is already looking like a very strong year for Square Enix, which already has Hitman: Absolution, Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy XIII-2 on its release schedule.


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dazzadavie's Avatar


Didn't like the first but loved the second. That grappling hock was such a great toy.
Co-Op for the third has got to be a must. 2012 is shaping up to be a good year
Posted 10:35 on 27 October 2011
MJTH's Avatar


This sounds pretty cool, I was pretty hyped for the second game so a sequel is cool!
Posted 10:32 on 27 October 2011
Woffls's Avatar


Sounds about right; I hope it's a summer release. They'll need to sort out the AI and general combat for JC3, though, because that has been a weak point for the series so far. Co-op would be great fun, and I think they'll do that.

Oh, and either make the voice acting much better, or a bit worse so that it's deliberately crap and therefore hilarious. At the moment it's trying to be serious, and the best approach for that series is to pretty much take the piss.
Posted 10:13 on 27 October 2011

Game Stats

Release Date: 26/03/2010
Developer: Avalanche Studios
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
Site Rank: 14,128 237
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