Just Cause 2: Tourism Trailer

Just Cause 2 is taking the whole Tourism In Imaginary Places idea rather unseriously for their GamesCom trailer. The latest glimpse of the open-world third-person absurdi-game is set up as a trailer for the beautiful holiday destination island of Panau, where the game takes place. Frankly, it’s a little throwaway after the game’s spectacular showing at E3, when we wrote loads about it, and then cooed and wooed at the entirely insane developer walkthrough. But still, it confirms Just Cause 2 as one of the most appealing games of the coming year.


  1. Ian says:

    I want this game.

    It’s going to make me happy, I know it.

  2. Tei says:

    Wow!.. seems like the ultimate game!.

  3. mrrobsa says:


  4. Lack_26 says:

    Now these developers understand what players want.

  5. Thrawny says:

    looks a lot like Mercenaries 2, which is no bad thing.

  6. Jim says:

    Big buildings + physics = great game.

  7. KBKarma says:

    First: Wow, you guys have your own custom embeddable media playing software? Awesome.

    Second: You can shoot a bazooka while standing on a moving vehicle. You can attach a jeep to a helicopter. Oh MAN, this looks awesome.

  8. Howard says:

    After long and careful considertaion, weighing all the facts, examining each facet of this product, taking into account all the possible options and opportunities that such an experience could present and deterministically predicting the full spectrum of emotions, feelings, sensations and inspirations it elicits within me, the viewer, I have drawn to a conclusion.



  9. Ian says:

    I will be looking for every opportunity to land boats in the middle of enemy camps.

  10. RC-1290'Dreadnought' says:

    Very original trailer. Just Cause annoyed me with its combat mechanics though, so this is not enough to convince me to buy number 2.

  11. Demon Beaver says:

    so sweet… I am waiting excitedly for Just ‘Cause 2!

  12. Riotpoll says:

    Oooooh explosions. I may purchase this game when it releases.

    On another note the first Guild Wars2 trailer is out: link to guildwars2.com

  13. skrat says:

    Looking promising.

    Hopefully it will go beyond the crushing dissapointment that was Mercenaries 2.

    Being a massive fan of the first, its still hard to imagine how Pandemic managed to screw up the sequel. I only played the JC1 demo though, it was rather fun, just felt a bit empty, and the combat was lackluster. The second seems to go well beyond its shortcomings.

  14. Lack_26 says:

    @Riotpoll, thanks for the link, at first I was worried it was just going to be concept art. I feel much better (and excited) now I’ve seen some in-game stuff.

  15. Xercies says:

    I mean those physics look a little to lax to be honest…I mean blowing up a building with a machine gun. Totalling a petrol station with a jeep. Looks to much like lego physics where everything is to easily broken…

    Wait what am I saying.

  16. Heliosicle says:

    Mindless splodey fun!?

  17. Paul Moloney says:

    If, like GTA4, they get the physics and combat feeling right, this will be great. If it’s got the wonky feeling of JC1, unfortunately it’ll be a 10 minute wonder again. So fingers crossed.

  18. Eschatos says:

    After the debacle that was JC1, I’m not paying a cent for this until I get to play an extended demo.

  19. Mads says:

    I’m not really impressed with all this shooting and blowing stuff up – it’s soooo Q1 2009 – but unlimited parachutes? Now that’s something!

  20. Tom says:

    Like the trailer! But is it going to be as boring and empty as number one?

  21. JKjoker says:

    i like how they took the criminally underused ghostbusters “stick things together” idea and just ran with it no matter how silly it looks

    in fact i think the game appeals is how little it cares about realism and choosing fun over realism is always a good thing imho

  22. Metal_Circus says:

    Just Cause was fun for a while but fell flat in various places. This however… they might just nail it this time. I’m keeping an intrigued eye on this one i think.

  23. superking208 says:

    …if Mercs 2 had been taken a little more seriously, where it was an actual game instead of “Airstrikes 2: Hooray for Airstrikes”

  24. Marcin says:

    Every new trailer further convinces me that this is a day 1 purchase. Wheee!

  25. Coco says:

    So, are we getting the a PS2 port again this time or what?