So Let’s Take Our Mind Off Things With Just Cause 3

It’s… a funny old day. Big stuff, big response, not entirely sure how to feel about it all, no clue what happens next. Personally, I’m going to try and take my mind off it. This first glimpse at the don’t worry about a thing mayhem of Just Cause 3 [official site] is probably an OK way to do that, for a few seconds at least.

I don’t think this is in-game footage (though the above and below screenshots are), but it’s a pretty neat trailer. In a time when the latest Prodigy single sounds uncomfortably like Chris Morris satirising what people think Prodigy singles sound like, I’m on board with this almost country and western cover of Firestarter too, despite a certain ennui with action game adverts using maudlin music:

Just Cause 3, developed by a returning Avalanche and published by Square Enix, is due out in the tail-end of this year.

38 Comments

  1. Robert Post's Child says:

    Falling, With Style: The Rico Rodriguez Story.

  2. FlopsyTheBloodGod says:

    Fire is pretty.

  3. TrinTragula says:

    And if you are like me and just want to know who covered that song:

    Torre Florim – Firestarter

  4. Siimon says:

    I want more!

  5. MrLoque says:

    One thing is sure: it can’t be worst than Godus…

  6. Morph says:

    Between this and Deathwing, what a good day for musical trailers.

  7. Mr Coot says:

    There seems to be an avalanche(!) of content on the site lately. I can barely keep up.

  8. Faxanadu says:

    multiplayermultiplayermultiplayermultiplayer….! give.

  9. Silverchain says:

    Business continues below.

    • Mechjaz says:

      Did I ever tell you the story about
      Cowboys, mi-mi-midgets and the Indians!

  10. blastaz says:

    So what is today’s bad news for someone who isn’t plugged into Twitter?

  11. Fartango says:

    What happened to Solid Snake’s eyepatch?

  12. DXN says:

    What is this big stuff/big response of which he speaks?

    Also explosions.

    • DXN says:

      Ah, the Molything, from the looks of it…

      … explosions.

      • teddancin says:

        I think it might be the passing of beloved New York Times columnist David Carr.

  13. Javier says:

    When Vincent Vaughn said yesterday that True Detective Season 2 would be quite different I really wasn’t expecting this.

  14. James Currie says:

    The hype train has departed. Destination: Rico’s house

  15. The Sombrero Kid says:

    this is going to be amazing.

  16. SlimShanks says:

    Ok, let’s be fair here. That was amazing. It’s like the intro for the Bond movies, but with less women and more exploding. I hear exploding women is a bit of a touchy subject though.

  17. Shardz says:

    I still play Just Cause 2 as a rogue-like in single bite sized sessions. Hopefully, SE won’t screw this up and turn it into Fairy Cry competition.

  18. mpk says:

    Just to be clear – which holiday in 2015 is it? Cos I’m off the second week in April. Also a fortnight in July.

  19. LionsPhil says:

    Hmm. It’s kinda cool, but actual gameplay content shown:
    – implication that the parachutes have been replaced with a wingsuit (cool)

    • Jhoosier says:

      I hope we get both. Wingsuits for when you need to get somewhere quick, parachutes for low-altitude, low-speed messing about, especially with the grappling hook.

      • Kollega says:

        In case you guys come back to read it: yes, there’s gonna be a wingsuit and a parachute. And a grapple too. And personally, I can’t wait to use the wingsuit feature to chase down jet fighters “on foot”, metaphorically speaking.

  20. April March says:

    Rico seems moodier than usual. Also, jawier.

  21. BLACKOUT-MK2 says:

    Don’t get me wrong the trailer looks awesome, but it seemed a bit… serious, for a Just Cause game. I mean, judging by the screenshots the gameplay looks like it’s still going to be zany, but it seems a bit out of place for the ‘somewhat campy’ Just Cause.

  22. mika76 says:

    A video with a grappling hook is no kind of video…

    When are they gonna give us some info about Mad Max?!