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Don't Be Surprised At An Eventual Just Cause 3 Announcement

If you're having a blast with Just Cause 2, you'll be happy to know that developer Avalanche Studios is poised and ready to deliver a third.

As reported by ThatVideoGame Blog, series designer Christofer Sundberg says fans "shouldn't be surprised" if they eventually announce a third iteration in the new franchise. He says they're definitely interested in pushing forward with the open-world, destruction-based concept and added that the studio "lives and breathes the Just Cause franchise, and handing that over to another developer would spoil it." As usual, sales numbers tend to rely on review scores and Sundberg says the team is excited about the positive scores they've seen thus far:

"Just seeing all those review scores coming in was fantastic, especially from the sites that scored the first Just Cause a little bit lower than we hoped. That’s the most satisfying thing for us, but we’re delighted also that the game got to number one in the charts in the UK. It was released on the Thursday last week, so it’s great that the game’s going so well."

While it's certainly true that JC2 is better than the original (in our eyes, anyway), the question is whether or not the total sales number will be high enough to warrant a third entry. At this rate, it certainly appears the late-March release will be a big success and for that, we should applaud Avalanche. By the way, you can expect our review towards the end of the week...playing it now.

Related Game(s): Just Cause 2

3/30/2010 10:36:58 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (54 posts)

Nlayer
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 11:08:26 AM
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I love Just Cause 2. I even loved the first one, even though it wasn't all that great. I would not mind a third installment. Although I hope they can make it even better than the 2nd one, if that is even possibly.

I am playing JC2 right now, it's very fun and passes the time very quickly.

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Boger
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 11:33:15 AM
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Off topic, but as to your poll question.
I already bought everything on the list but,
Street Fighter, Demon's Souls, and Dragon Age.
And I had no intentions of playing those three anyway. Thought about Demon's Souls, but from what I heard, it would cost me the game and two or three controllers.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 1:21:07 PM

and your TV and your soul and your kids and you marriage...

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 2:07:23 PM

and your penis.

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MyWorstNightmar
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 3:34:21 PM

Loss of penis? Is that all?

Edit...I lost that a long time ago, I'm married. Don't judge.

Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 3/30/2010 3:35:15 PM

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vicious54
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 11:33:59 AM
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I still need to get JC2, I loved the demo. Pulling out your parachute at any given moment is awesome.

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RadioHeader
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 3:07:49 PM

"Pulling out your parachute at any given moment is awesome."

lol see LV's post above^^

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vicious54
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 4:23:28 PM

haha, nice

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chedison
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 11:34:06 AM
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I'm having so much fun playing Just Cause 2 (picked it up yesterday.) There's just SO much to do!

Just Cause 3 doesn't need to come out for at least 2-3 years though. JC2 is just so huge and entertaining, it can last 100+ hours. Then there's the DLC potential for this game. It shouldn't just be set aside quickly when a new title comes out in a year like the first one.

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tridon
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 11:45:20 AM
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I bought Just Cause 2 five days ago and it's been a blast so far. I never did try the first one because of bad reviews and no demo but after playing the demo for the second game, I knew that this was a game I wanted in my collection.

Oh, and for all the Canadians out there; I bought my copy at Wal-Mart because it's only $39.93 there right now. How do you beat that?! =)

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Alienange
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 8:06:50 PM

Stupid WalMart. I went there looking for JC2 and they didn't have it. I'll have to try again tomorrow. I really want this game.

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Mr Bitey
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 12:11:14 PM
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I've been swamped with games. Still working on FF XIII and I have GoW3 and Star Ocean sitting on the shelf.

I'll check out the demo for this one day.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 1:22:21 PM

I know I'm swamped too, my lizard brain tells me to buy the ones I want anyway, but my monkey brain tells me to just play what I have because when I'm done they will be cheaper.

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Alienange
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 8:07:54 PM

Listen to your lizard brain WorldEnds. No one likes a monkey boy.

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 10:46:23 AM

I usually would've waited. But I picked up GoW3 for $45 and SO for $35. I couldn't let the deals pas me by.

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kraygen
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 12:20:02 PM
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I'm loving JC2, I'm 25 hours in and I haven't even discovered half the locations in the game. A lot of the places I have discovered was from flying over them.

I highly recommend this game, so much fun and tons and tons of things to do.

The fact that you can upload video gameplay to youtube is fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnghEev

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chedison
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 1:02:00 PM

i clicked the link Kraygen, it said, "The URL contained a malformed video ID."

But I'm loving the video capture option on the ps3. Can't wait to record some epic stuff on there.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 2:11:21 PM

kraygen have you found the Mile High Club yet? I love that place, whenever I want shotguns I fly up there and shoot up the place.

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 2:29:01 AM

yeah, the mile high club is great, crappy music but, fun place. great place to base jump from too.

didn't put the entire link for some reason. here ya go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnghEevbuPk

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 12:18:27 PM

haha! wow dude that was you...awesome stunt. I need to start uploading my shit.

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 1:16:14 PM

when you start uploading your vids let me know, I'd love to see what you pull of. performing weird stunts and uploading them is a lot of fun.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 4:08:17 PM

Hmmmm, I was on board when I saw him grapple to the tank, but grapple to a fast moving jet? I aint buyin what your sellin.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 7:36:36 PM

I just spent an hour flying around in a stolen helicopter shooting up oil rigs. This game is so much fun.

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chedison
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 11:16:57 PM

kraygen, i'd like to add you to my friends list. whats your psn id?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 1:20:15 PM
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It must be a good game, Square-Enix owns Avalanche, and Avalanche is headed by Cloud Strife. I'll be getting this when I find it for $40.

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Naztycuts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 1:56:01 PM

haha I thought Barett was the leader? Wait I guess Cloud kind of usurped him.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 2:08:40 PM

It's $60 on Amazon with a $15 credit given fur purchase. I'm using it towards Red
Dead Redemption.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 2:19:14 PM

Red Dead looks great.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 3:51:48 PM

really? I might have to jump on that, since I know there's other games I need anyway. Man I still remember having nothing to play. Seems forever ago.

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Naztycuts
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 2:01:24 PM
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Great news! Its a very fun game but I'm still kind of surprised its doing well given the blockbusters it released around, well I guess the 360 kids need something to play until Halo 4 and Gears 3 get here. I picked it up because I loved the grappling hook/parachute combo, and I needed a new sandbox game.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 2:10:41 PM
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This game rocks, perfect example of what games are supposed to be; FUN. I love me some deep storyline, long ass boss battles, and difficult puzzles; but sometimes it's fun to just go around a game world murdering everyone and exploring the locations.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 3:52:11 PM

you said it.

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 1:17:13 PM

Couldn't agree more, I found a racetrack yesterday, that was fun. Driving there is a super easy way to get stunt driver points.

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RadioHeader
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 3:16:55 PM
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I've been teetering for a few days now, but after reading the comments... Blockbusters here I come.
Just wish I'd read them before it started raining.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 5:10:08 PM
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They definitely better get their butts moving on a 3rd JC.

I want to see how much more insanity they can come up with for the next one!!!!

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FxTales
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 5:15:52 PM
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@Jawknee: The new Read Dead has me really excited. Anyone seen the clips on youtube with the commentry? I was watching them and the ancticipation was building. In regards to Just Cause 2 I'll get there after the already stacked list of must plays.

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 6:59:41 PM
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I haven't played the 1st JC, or the 2nd. Now a 3rd? I don't have time for that, with all of the sick games incoming this year still!

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 7:11:38 PM

The 1st one was fun but nothing close to as amazing as the 2nd one. You're missing out if you don't at least rent the game. It's size and scope is unmatched.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 11:55:32 AM

Size and scope are unmatched? Are you not on an island?

Hmmmm, must check this game out.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 12:20:07 PM

Nightmar, you're on quite a few but it would be like saying Africa is an island and expecting a small land mass. The game is enormous.

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 1:18:46 PM

I agree with LV, I've been playing for over 30 hours and there are still parts of the map I have not been to. I need to go back to the lost island as last time I was there I got killed pretty quick. That's one eerie island.

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piratedrunk
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 7:16:07 PM
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Sounds like I am going to have to keep an eye out for this game. Right now I have way too many games I need to finish though so it will be a while.

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Alienange
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 8:14:43 PM
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Do you have a "base of operations" in JC2 or are you always just free roaming?

What gets me is that action, open worlds like this are just fantastic, but they always make me think "why are no rpgs like this?"

The world in JC2 is HUGE. Would be great to be able to level up, buy homes, take over territories and what not...

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 8:39:24 PM

As you take over certain bases for the three Factions you gain different spawn locations throughout the world which may have various goodies at your disposal (helicopters, planes, weapons). Once you claim these areas your faction buddies will be around them as guards.


Thankfully you will eventually have the ability to "extract" for free to any location you've already claimed in the world by simply calling the arms dealer. The world is massive, it took me more than 10minutes in a fighter jet to fly across it.

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FxTales
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 8:40:53 PM

Hey and open world rpg would be pretty neat.

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Alienange
Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 8:59:02 PM

Thanks LimitedVertigo. That's kinda what I was suspecting... I'm going to grab this game tomorrow. Hopefully WM still has the $39 sale going.

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kraygen
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 1:20:44 PM

I can tell you that flying from corner to corner in the fastest plane I've found took me about 30 minutes.

I can't say it enough, map is HUGE!

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 3:32:21 PM

Alienage, I went to Walmart (against my better judgement) at lunch today to get the game fro that price since LV has been raving about it. They no longer have it on sale. In fact they were rude that I insisted they check just in case, then even ruder after I insisted they give it to me for free.

I am not allowed back into that Walmart.

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 3:53:44 PM

LOL!

Dude just go through Amazon. You get $15 credit added to your account and you don't have to deal with idiots.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 4:13:45 PM

Amazon, a Seattle based company. Costco, M$, Nintendo (sort of), Starbucks, Tully's, we got all kinds a cool stuff up here.

Since I am local, maybe Amazon will give me an extra discount. Not sure if it works that way.

What part of Illinois are you in? Got a Starbucks yet?

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 4:53:22 PM

LOL, currently I live in the western part of Illinois. I'm from the Chicago area. Both places have Starbucks and while I enjoy the coffee I can't justify a $6 cup of coffee.

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MyWorstNightmar
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 5:04:29 PM

LV, no doubt dude. It is crazy here. People wander in there all down and depressed, tie a rubber tube around their arm, tap their vein's and get their fix. Then they walk out all happy.

We have so many coffee joints here from Starbucks, Tully's, and Seattle's Best Coffee.

Only in Seattle can you be sitting in a coffee shop, sitting down by a window, and look across the street and see the exact same coffee shop. I'll be damned if you don't see yourself across the street in the window looking back at yourself. (Had to throw in the Primer/time travel reference to bring it full circle for you)

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___________
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 1:47:39 AM
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i dont know what the hell is wrong with me, i absolutely hated the demo but im still dying to play this.
guess that just goes to show how much i enjoy blowing things up.
now where did i hide those fireworks??????

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OriginalSin
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 @ 4:24:05 AM
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Oh crap.... Another game I have to ad to my ever growing list of to buy games.... I should finish with GOWIII tonight then it will finally be Assassin's Creed II and then it will be Heavy Rain (Still can't find any copies in stock which I guess is a good sign) then I will look in getting something like JC2...

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