Just Cause 3 – Initiation Of Destruction

Posted on Jun 22 2015 - 10:32am by Matt Holtzen

After a long time just cause 3 has been announced by the Square Enix publishers and the developers Avalanche Studios. Just Cause 3 expands on its predecessor, taking everything that was great about Just Cause 2 and giving the player even more.



Set several years after the events of Just Cause 2, Rico Rodriguez returns to his homeland of Medici, a fictional Mediterranean island, only to find out that the island is under the brutal control of dictator General Di Ravello who has set his eyes on world domination. Wanting to stop him, Rico goes on a journey to destroy his evil plans.


Destruction of objects looks natural, as bridges and watchtowers crumble, breaking down at the weakest points in their structural integrity and creating a large cloud of dust. Avalanche wants players to blow up their world, and they say that everything is sight is destructible. Even that field of sunflowers will bend and break realistically if you drive through it, or otherwise send shrapnel careening through the beautiful scene.  A new wingsuit, which is permanently equipped by the player, will be featured in the game and allow players to glide across the world in a much faster way.When the player almost reaches the ground while utilizing the wingsuit, they can draw themselves back up in the air by utilizing grapples, which creates an action sequence. Players can switch between utilizing parachute and wingsuit freely during missions or free-roam.


Avalanche Studios considered such areas “an untapped resource” which no other developer had worked on before. In order to portray a world with dictatorship, the developers of the game established a color scheme, which is composed of mainly grey, yellow, and red, to reflect and show a sense of “oppression”. Inspirations for the game were also drawn from the modding community of Just Cause 2. As a result, the upgrades featured in the game will be called “mods”. In an interview with Venture Beat, CEO of Avalanche Studios, Christofer Sundberg, said that the game will continue to retain and expand Just Cause 2’s joy and humor, and that the tone of the game will not be very serious, similar to its predecessors.

Roland Lesterlin the director of Just Cause 3 said: “It is set to be released on December 1, 2015 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.”